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5 Top Tips for Registering New Domain Names

Domain name is a very important aspect of a website. A domain name describes the content of the website and its job and its therefore necessary that you should take special care while registering a new one for starting your site. Domain name should contain the keyword by which it can be determined that the website is meant for a shop/ a company/ a brand or a product it is describing.

It can make a website sound unique. Selecting a perfect domain name that truly describes the intention of the website is not an easy thing to do, but one can make it a bit less tough by following some initial steps towards selecting the proper domain name. It depends upon the selector to make the domain name easy to remember by the users and it should be effective today.

5 top domain name tips for bloggers while registering new one

1. Domain should be presentable. Domain name should properly match with what the website intends to offer. Website name should be there inside the website URL. This makes it easier for the users to remember the website name. One does not need to recapitulate the domain name when he/she is using the website. A problem that occurs with the domain name of maximum website is that the domain name is same but it differs in spelling. Hence, when a user types the domain name for using the website, he/she may end up entering the competitor’s website this in turn can reduce the sale of one’s website.

2. If one is registering new domain name, he/she may find that the effective domain name that perfectly suits the website. Also look whether it is already being used by some other person or company. In this case, one may find out and contact the owner of the domain name and ask for a deal to purchase the domain name from the existing user.

3. Length of the domain name makes is also a factor to consider.  The maximum number of characters a domain name can have is limited to 67 characters. It is suggested to have a short domain name for the website as it becomes easy for the users to remember a short name than remembering a long one. There are some long domain names that interestingly are easier to remember than the very short names. The abbreviations of the company’s name can be used as a domain name these are comparatively easier to remember. The abbreviations and short domain names are also easy to type.

4. Domain name must have the right extension. The extensions used in the domain names describe the kind of business one is making the website for. For example- .org, .edu, .net, .com, .in etc. Websites for education uses the extension .edu whereas the website for various kinds of information uses the extension .info.

5. At last the domain names should be meaningful. It is easier to remember and type a meaningful word than a meaningless one.

Purchasing an effective domain name is very important part of starting a website. The above domain name tips for bloggers while registering new one can prove to be extremely helpful for choosing an effective domain name that proves profitable.

75 Best Ways of Getting Backlinks for your Websites and Blogs

I think every blogger complains of having lesser time wasting of time, in making back links for their sites.

In my never ending quest of getting more back links for my blogs I have tried many methods and it has consumed my much precious time, which I may have used for my main job. But the results are coming day by day of that time which I used for link building.

At that time I never knew that it will help me in future in this way. The whole process was actually very tiring for me, the whole day long I was busy in submitting my blogs link to the directories, spending time on social sites, submitting articles to the article directories, commenting on high page rank sites, etc. etc. which you know is the main trend of building links.

The process is of course slow and monotonous, but when it reaches its higher limits and as the ‘clock goes on ticking’ you will start getting the fruits from the plant which you have grown some time back.

In this very post I am discussing the 75, very hard hitting and very effective methods of making perfect back links for your websites and perfect blogs. They helped me a lot and I hope you will be also helped by these techniques and strategies. You can use and apply many method from these tips to your site and feel the difference it creates day by day.

1. Comment on Do-Follow blogs (meaning the link in your comment will be followed by a spider)

2. Post your link in forums, and your forum signature.

3. Write an article and submit to article directories.

4. Don’t forget to link from some of your older, more established sites.

5. Hold a contest, and require that they link back to you for an entry.

6. Send off interview templates to big bloggers, and post up completed interviews.

7. Create a WordPress plugin.

8. Design a hot WordPress theme, and distribute it for free, requiring they keep your link in the footer.

9. Create controversy (be careful and don’t get into something you can’t handle)

10. Find a scammer/shady website or blogger, and make the world known about it.

11. Join Sindiket Forum for free Internet Marketing Learning Forum Sindiket

12. Submit a press release about your new product or news.

13. Submit your site to free directories (careful, only SEO friendly ones)

14. Submit your site to paid directories.

15. Submit articles to article directories.

16. Submit posts to blog carnivals.

17. Email a webmaster, and ask for a link.

18. Offer to buy a one way link from another relevant website.

19. Send unsolicited, yet awesome articles to other bloggers to reference or post.

20. Let your networked friends know that you’ll do reviews and testimonials.

21. Buy reviews on pay-per-post or a similar service.

22. Get on the Digg front page (and watch your serve to report breaking news (hard, but very effective).

23. Start a community helpful website, and get on the local news – they love it.

24. Set up an award system on your site, and have readers vote on best site.

25. Review bands, local restaurants, and small shops and get links on their sites in return for the exposure.

26. Crack the top 100 in Technorati, or create the largest MyBlogLog community.

27. Check who links to your competitors, and get links from them!

28. Start a content writing service website, and have clients link to you for a discount.

29. Make a super crazy viral type video, and get it on Youtube.

30. Network with like-minded individuals offline. Talk to them about tossing your link up on their site.

31. Review stuff on Amazon, and put your link in your profile.

32. Create a Linked-In page, and make sure to put your link on it.

33. Speaking of that, do the same for Facebook, Myspace, stumble and others.

34. Hire good writers to pump out quality content.

35. Write about the hottest celebrities, and make it unique. People love Hollywood.

36. Join the BBB (Better Business Bureau) for a free link.

37. Post a bulletin in your Myspace account about your new site.

38. Throw a relevant link in a Craigslist ad.

39. Create your own SEO tool.

40. Buy TV air time on a small station flashing your URL.

41. Buy Radio time for a short commercial spamming your URL.

42. Put bumper stickers on your car with your link on it.

43. Look for older, higher PR sites with Guestbooks, and sign them! Easy links.

44. Create viral link bait.

45. Write and give away a free E-book.

46. Offer an on-page language translator to reach out to other countries, which can lead to new links.

47. Buy post level links from other bloggers/webmasters. (usually cheap)

48. Don’t be afraid to ask for links, you just never know!

49. Do pro-bono work for a non-profit, and they may link to you.

50. Offer to be a guest blogger or regular contributor on a bigger blog.

51. Apply to about.com for a topic that you can write about.

52. Sell items on ebay and agree to donate proceeds to charity – they will link to you.

53. Hire someone from a webmaster forum to submit links for you.

54. Trade articles with industry related webmasters.

55. Rewrite old content they may have been buried to fast…breath new life.

56. Find out about getting a link on your local libraries website.

57. Launch an affiliate program for your site, ebook, or product.

58. Technorati tags all of your posts for good Technorati exposure.

59. Take advantage of “old world media” (newspapers, magazines).

60. Rent links from Text-Link-Ads or similar service.

61. If you have the ability, create a Firefox extension and release it.

62. Answer questions on Google Groups and link if necessary.

63. Call in to a radio show and shamelessly plug your site!

64. A good PPC campaign can draw exposure which could = links.

65. Head over to the slums (chat rooms) and mention your site if appropriate.

66. Create a controversial political cartoon and get it some attention.

67. Most local Fox sites have a blogging community you can tap into.

68. Hire someone to do everything in this list. Outsourcing is cheap and fun.

69. Get business cards, and distribute the hell out of them for exposure.

70. Drop your link on Xbox live.

71. Mention your link when you’re playing online PC games.

72. Donate a larger sum of money to a small charity in exchange for a link.

73. If you’re in school, put your link on your college website (even sneak it in for a free .edu backlink – lol)

74. If you have family friendly content, get a link from your Church’s website.

75. Set up a Squidoo lens with good content, and link to your site from it.

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How to Submit Your Blog to Google?

Submitting your blog to Google makes a difference the people visit your blog. If you have very fewer number of visitors to your blog you can easily increase the number by letting Google know your blog.

This can be done in an easy way which most of the Bloggers don’t know about. If you have created your new blog and if you want to submit your blog to Google so that people will know about it easily while searching on Google, you can submit your blog to Google by following these easy steps.

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Remember one thing that the main source of traffic to your blog is search engines, and the most famous search engine is Google Search Engine. So submitting your blog to Google Webmaster will not only increase your blog traffic but will increase your Page Rank also.

If you have not heard of Webmaster account on Google here it is. Click on to your Google account or “My Account”. You will see the webmasters account in the section. You can open it by using the same account details as you use at Blogger or G mail.

Now when you are there, you will be asked to enter your site URL. Enter your blog/website URL and click “Add Site“.

Then you will have to verify your account. There are two methods to verify your account:

  • Adding a meta tag
  • Uploading a HTML file

If you are a blogger you can use “add a meta tag option” and if not you can use second option also.

For Bloggers: how to submit sitemap to your Google webmasters account

Click on Add a Meta tag and you will be given a code. Just Copy the code given and open Blogger.

After that click on the Layout >> Edit HTML.

Search for and paste that Meta Tag code just after. Save your template. After saving go back to Google webmaster and click on verify.

After verifying go to Sitemaps in the left sidebar.

Then click on Add a Sitemap. In the drop down menu it will ask you to put the Sitemap URL. There are only two ways to add a sitemap and they are:

http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/rss.xml
OR
http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Just enter your desired option and click Add General Web Sitemap
Congratulations! You have submitted your blog to Google Webmaster…

Domain Name for Your Business – Things to Look For

It is the domain name that appears in the address bar of a web page. Without a domain name, no one could easily access particular website. This is why domain name is important for a business. Domain name importance for your business brings a website and for a website to do the best it can, people need a name that is going to tempt people to click on the URL link as oppose to their competitors. It is believed that domain name must be a generic name.

The term generic means the website having a name such as cold.com for a site that sells winter cloths; nevertheless, as a customer wanting to buy a new winter cloth you will more than probably have the brand or style of cloths in mind that you are hoping to buy, meaning when you came to look for it online you would not merely type cloths into a search engine.

You would type the type or brand of cloth in. So a domain name reflecting the type or brand name would be more beneficial to your business than a domain name that hardly states cloth.

The name that you employ to market your merchandise is the figure that you will need for your domain since it is the primary matter that people will try out in their browser. This is also the easy thing for persons to remember.

One argument that generally comes in when it comes to domain name is whether a small or long domain name is better for a website. There are arguments for and against both of these. A small domain name is easier to remember and to type and is also less susceptible to mistakes.

Nevertheless, a short domain name would be difficult to remember if it was created using a sequence of numbers or letters.

A long domain name can generally be easier for the memory since people are more probably to remember a long name. Nevertheless, people should avoid big long names that wand near to the 67 character limit.

Apart from the debate about short or long domain names, there is also the debate of whether people should use a hyphenated name.

This is generally dismissed as hyphenated names are easy to forget when people type the name into an address bar, also when they recommend sites to other people there is possibilities for errors as people will often forget to mention the hyphen.

Keep these domain registering tips things in mind when you make domain name for your business and you will see your online business growing rapidly within no time.

 

Difference between Domain Name and URL

Difference between domain name and URL is easy to understand. For this we first need to know what a URL is and what is domain names.

A URL (Uniform Resource Locator, previously Universal Resource Locator) is the unique address for a file that is accessible on the Internet. A common way to get to a website is to enter the URL to its homepage file in our web browsers address line. However, any file within that Web site can also be specified with a URL. Such a file might be any Web (HTML) page other than the home page, an image file, or a program such as a common gateway interface application or Java applet.

On the Web (which uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP), an example of a URL is: www.google.com

domain name is an identification label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control in the Internet. Domain names are hostnames that identify Internet Protocol (IP) resources such as websites. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS).Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example: .gov is the extension used for Government agencies, .edu for Educational institution and .org is used for Organizations.

The major differences between a domain name and a URL are relatively simple to express. Essentially the domain name is the overall name of the website while the URL is the extended path. To break this down so that it is a little more understandable to more people. Consider this. One wants a website, so he/she goes out and purchase a website name from a registrar, this would be the domain name for the required company or organization. If one however decides that he/she want a website and one get it from say XYZ, and your website is a part of XYZ, the link one have is the URL.

Therefore, a domain name is used in a URL.  When one uses the web or sent an e-mail message or wants to open a webpage, a domain name is used.  For example,

The URL http://www.abc.com.my — contains the domain name abc.com.my

The e-mail address somebody@abc.com.my — contains the domain name abc.com.my

Hence, the difference between the domain name and URL is just the actual name for the website and its extension.

 

List of Top 25 RSS Feed Directories to Boost Site Traffic and Search Engine Rankings

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RSS feed directories are something that is useful and effective to grow your site traffic and search engine rankings. Every blogger and webmaster should go for it in order to boost up their site rankings in no time at all.

Submitting your feed to Top 25 RSS Feed Directories gives proves to be very useful for you and you can get fast online exposure with it. RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is an exciting way by which you can deliver your latest blog post and articles to the targeted people that are interested in reading your content.

RSS or Real Simple Syndication enables the people to read your content without the need to visit your site or blog. Submitting your RSS feed will enhance your site search engine rankings and provides you positive results gradually.

RSS feed directories and submission is simply a process that is easy and affordable for you. If you have extra time you can do this on your own or just to save your time you can hire the experts and professionals who can do this for you at a very affordable price. With the RSS feed directories and submission you give your readers more ways to read your content at their ease.

More people you will reach to, more profits can you make with your blog. Thus RSS feed directories and submission is something that you need to do and should not miss out when you want to have a good readership for your blogs.

RSS feed directories submission in three easy steps

This is the submission that will also help you get more and more backlinks for your WebPages blogs and sites and thus helping in enhancing the search engine rankings for your site.

You can do the RSS submission in these three easy steps

  • First find your RSS Feed URL. If you have the WordPress blog than this is usually (http://www.domainname.com/feed/)
  • Find some top RSS Feed directories that are free to submit.
  • Just sit relaxed and submit the feed URL to these sites free of cost.

Some of them may require you to register at their site. If you want to save time you can just skip those and forward to another ones. You should submit your feed URL slowly and start submitting 4-5 feeds per week.

List of Top 25 RSS Feed Directories

Here is the list of top 25 that I have found over internet. These are in no particular order and you can use them according to your own ease.

  1. http://technorati.com/
  2. http://pingomatic.com/
  3. http://www.rss-verzeichnis.de/
  4. http://www.syndic8.com/
  5. http://www.twingly.com/
  6. http://www.search4rss.com
  7. http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/
  8. http://www.rss-network.com
  9. http://www.plazoo.com/
  10. http://www.jordomedia.com/
  11. http://www.feedage.com/
  12. http://www.feedcat.net/
  13. http://www.blogdigger.com
  14. http://www.blo.gs/
  15. http://www.icerocket.com/
  16. http://www.medworm.com/
  17. http://www.rapidfeeds.com/
  18. http://www.rssfeeds.com/
  19. http://swoogle.umbc.edu/
  20. http://www.blogflux.com/
  21. http://www.codango.com/
  22. http://www.rssmountain.com
  23. http://www.rssmicro.com/
  24. http://www.blogrollcenter.com/
  25. http://chordata.info/

Just comment below and tell the readers to share more of such feed directories. 🙂

Domain Name with WWW or without WWW

There are instances where you may have seen certain domains which are named without www like http://domain.com and there are still many which you have seen as http://www.domain.com.

But what is the basic difference between these two and what to choose for your domain name is still the question for many of the new bloggers and webmasters.

Most of the webmasters who are new in blogging don’t just bother about looking at this issue. They simply think that these both are just having same name and they can access their websites and blogs without caring for it. But it can make big difference when they get high backlinks and when other sites generally link to them one way.

So what’s the Basic Difference between the two domains with the prefix www and without www?

You may be surprised to know that search engines like Google, Yahoo and others treat these two links as different sites. What can you think it may result in a long run?

In a long run you may end up with the two sites that are different names but are having same pages and content. For instance if you are successful in getting high backlinks after some time from which part of them are for www and part are for non www, you will be actually getting some low backlinks according to the search engines that contribute to each of the two differently. Also there arises duplicate conflicts for the two sites and your site can be negatively affected by the search engines.

What should you do to avoid link popularity spreading between www and non-www domain?

The very first thing you have to do is to register for Google Webmaster Tools. It’s a free to use by Google by which you can get all the stats and analytics about your site and how it is going in search engines. By just adding simple codes within your sites you can know it all free of cost. If you have a Gmail or blogger account or maybe you have feed burner account you can login from that also.

After registering there you should decide about your domain name whether you want it as www or without www. This is an essential decision of yours which can result in better search engine rankings if you opt for one. After you have decided for which to have you can use very important feature of Google Webmaster Tools for setting your preferred domain.

For adding your site to this tool you should verify your site with both the domains i.e. with and without www. After adding and verifying your site you can change the settings on My Sites page and then clicking Preferred Domain from the Diagnostic tab.

You can then choose from the following:

  • Display URLs as http://www.yoursite.com
  • Display URLs as http://yoursite.com
  • Don’t set an association

This is the part where you have to choose your option carefully. When you use one of them Google will crawl through that page only and also see the other part as the same. This does not create any confusion for the search engines and your site can be better ranked. Also you will see your URL which you choose in the browser whenever you open your webpage.

If you choose don’t set an association, Google may treat the www and without www versions of the domain as references to separate pages. This all helps Google to pass out all the ranking to one domain that you have selected. This therefore results in getting better page rank and indexing.

Here is a quote from Google’s help center which may help you out in understanding the things better:

“The preferred domain is the one that you would liked used to index your site’s pages (sometimes this is referred to as the canonical domain). Links may point to your site using both the www and non-www versions of the URL (for instance, http://www.example.com and http://example.com). The preferred domain is the version that you want used for your site in the search results. Once you tell us your preferred domain name, it may help us determine PageRank for your site more accurately.”

Also keep in mind that after choosing the one you should now follow this particular format of your domain for building all the outbound as well as inbound links for your site.

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