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A look at how domain stocks did in 2016, if you owned Tucows you were very happy

December 30th, 2016 Comments off

2016 was a great year for shareholders of Tucows and Neustar, for shareholders of Verisign, Marchex and Sedo parent United Internet ? Not so much. Tucows was the star for 2016 up 67% on the year. Neustar got acquired and the stock finished up close to 40%. Verisign saw their fortunes take a down turn […]

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Google Acquires Debug.com

December 8th, 2016 Comments off

Google has acquired the domain name Debug.com The domain name was parked and under privacy at Uniregistry. The domain sold back in November 11, 2006 for $15K and again for $17,000 2 1/2 years later in April 2009. The domain name is now owned by Google under Corporate Registrar MarkMonitor.com

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Google purchases X.company for think tank

November 17th, 2016 Comments off

Google continues to dabble with new gtlds, the latest purchase and rebrand is their think tank solve for x. According to Wikipedia: Solve for X is a think tank project launched by Google[1] to incite collaboration to solve global issues, “X” representing a remedy.[2] The project kicked off on February 1, 2012 at a three-day […]

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Google Capital changes name to CapitalG, they did acquire CapitalG.com

November 5th, 2016 Comments off

Google has changed the name from Google Capital to CapitalG and this time they did get the domain name capitalg.com. The domain name looks to have been acquired a few weeks ago. The domain was owned by an organization called GDiapers back in 2014 and then it moved to privacy. It transferred from Go Daddy […]

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A guide to boosting organic click through rates

October 5th, 2016 Comments off

Larry Kim from WordStream and Brian Dean from Backlinko.com produced one hell of an infographic for those interested in boosting organic traffic. The infographic was published on SearchEngineLand.com and Larry goes through some examples in depth so check out the full article there.

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Google May Have To Pay European Publishers For Showing News Clips

September 14th, 2016 Comments off

The E.U. just wants to keep pushing Google’s buttons Bloomberg is out this morning with a news item that the E.U. is  drafting new copyright rules. Publishers would have the right to demand payment for their content being published on sites like Google News. Google shut its news portal in Spain in 2014 after copyright […]

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A surprising number of users can’t recognize Paid Ads in Google Search

August 17th, 2016 Comments off

Graham Charlton published an article on how many users can’t recognize a PPC ad in Google search. Now I remembered reading another article a few months back which Charlton referenced in his latest article. The latest findings show 55% of respondents did not know the difference between paid listings and organic listings. Check out the […]

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Google Wiping Out 14 year old blog illustrates why you need to control your content

July 18th, 2016 Comments off

You always hear back up your work and most know they should but don’t. There are news reports out today about Dennis Cooper an artist who ran his blog on Google owned Blogger, has had his blog wiped away by Google. Cooper wrote on Facebook: Yesterday afternoon Google disabled my blog and took it offline. […]

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Google Brings The Right To Be Forgotten to The U.S.

July 16th, 2016 Comments off

We started back in May of 2014 discussing the right to be forgotten. Back in in 2014, A European court, in an important test of the “right to be forgotten,” that Google must amend some of its search results at the request of ordinary people when they show links to outdated, irrelevant information. We covered […]

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Do Keyword Rankings Still Matter ?

July 7th, 2016 Comments off

Winston Burton wrote an interesting article on Search Engine Land that dealt with the importance of keywords and ranking in Google. One of the key points made was that the answer varies based on your domain name. From the article: Do you even need keywords on the page to rank anymore? The answer will vary […]

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