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Google Talks Geotargeting And Generic ccTLDs

Google’s latest Webmaster Help video deals with ccTLDs and geotargeting – specifically Google’s view of a developer grabbing a ccTLD that is generally associated with a country they’re not actually in. Here’s the exact question: As memorable .COM domains become more expensive, more developers are choosing alternate new domains like .IO and .IM – which Google geotargets to small areas. …

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WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains

Automattic announced today that it has added .CO as a new top-level domain option for WordPress.com users. This joins other options like .ME, .COM, .NET, and .ORG. It will cost you $25 a year for a .CO domain. To register for a .CO domain, go to Store and Domains in the dashboard, and type in the .CO domain you wish …

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Google: You Probably Shouldn’t Link Your 20 Domains Together

You know how Google has everybody afraid of links? People are also afraid to link to their own stuff in certain ways, and Google’s Webmaster Help video today pretty much indicates that this is with good reason. If you have a bunch of domains, you need to be careful about linking them to each other, because Google’s not a fan. …

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Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs

Demand Media announced that later this year, it will launch Designs.com, as the new gTLDs become available. The site will feature a platform to create designs for sites utilizing the new domain extensions. “The goal is to have easy ways for folks who have registered a new gTLD to quickly find categorized templates and tools for building a website,” a …

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Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently

Google has been updating its indexing systems to treat some TLDs differently than in the past. Some country-code TLDs are being treated as generic TLDs. The list, which may still change more over time, of generic country code TLDs is as follows: .ad, .as, .bz, .cc, .cd, .co, .dj, .fm, .gg, .io, .la, .me, .ms, .nu, .sc, .sr, .su, .tv, …

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The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure

Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to Iceland’s .is domain in hopes of escaping the ever watchful eye of the entertainment industry and its army of lawyers. It seemed that the infamous site would be safe for at least a while, but that has turned out not to be the case. TorrentFreak reports that The Pirate Bay has moved yet …

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Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag

In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on an interesting topic. Can you buy a domain that has been penalized by Google for spam, clean it up and recover rankings? Well, it depends, and Cutts explains why. “This is a tricky question because on the one hand there’s algorithmic spam, and then there’s manual spam, and …

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Google Kills Blocked Sites Feature

About two years ago, when Google was in the early stages of the Panda update, it launched another means of helping users get more quality results in front of them. This one, unlike the Panda update, left it more up to the users, giving them more control of their own. That was the domain blocking feature. The feature has now …

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RSS.com Is Now for Sale with a $200K Asking Price

If you’re the owner of RSS.com, there’s probably no better time than now to try and sell it. On the heels of Google’s decision to kill their popular Google Reader RSS feed product and the outrage spawned by that decision, Ron Sheridan is trying to sell RSS.com. The asking price? $200,000. He initially acquired the doman for $125,000. The sale …

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Demand Media Announces Domain Business HQ In Dublin

Demand Media announced today that it is opening its largest international office in Dublin, which will serve as the company’s international headquarters for its domain business. Last month, the company announced that it intends to split its content and domain businesses apart. Demand Media’s international presence currently includes offices in Toronto, Buenos Aires and London. The company says the Dublin …

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Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs

In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses location and ccTLDs. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: We have a vanity domain (http://ran.ge) that unfortunately isn’t one of the generic TLDs, which means we can’t set our geographic target in Webmaster Tools. Is there any way to still target our proper location? “We’ve seen this trend – …

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Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released

Demand Media announced today that its board of directors has authorized a plan for the company to explore separating into two separate public companies – one for its media business and one for its domain business. CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, “Both businesses have grown to become leaders in their respective markets, and we now want to provide additional operational and …

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