Developer Disaster I don’t have time to develop my own sites these days so a few weeks ago embarked on a process to find somebody who could redo a site for me that I felt was a bit dated and rather conservative. As it’s an important site for me, I wanted something that would stand out from […]
David Carter - Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 17:29
End User Domain Sale How do you sell a domain name to an end user? It’s a question pondered by many and one that’s often asked on domain forums as well as being one of the most frequently asked questions of myself. It’s also a question that I am probably uniquely qualified to answer, because for some considerable time, […]
David Carter - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:33
What Happens At The Crossroads? As you’ll see from the past couple of posts here, our business model changing rapidly. Some hard choices have to be made with regard to the direction we choose to go in and we’re almost there. If a business is to be efficient, it has to follow the path of greatest return, ideally for the […]
David Carter - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 9:8
In Support Of The 7 Figure Click If the conclusion to a story was simply the fact that a deal is done, it would be just another deal. Nothing special about that, people do deals all of the time and they start companies all of the time. So what? The reason I published my 7 figure click story was because over many years, […]
David Carter - Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 10:28
In search of the 7 Figure Click – Part 2 A few years ago, I built a niche web site on a newly registered domain, AsbestosRoofCleaning.co.uk. As you might imagine, this three-word domain was available to register at the normal price. I didn’t have to go to the aftermarket. The idea behind the web site was to provide information about cleaning asbestos roofs as you [...
David Carter - Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 4:2
In Search Of The 7 Figure Click We’re often told via press articles, blogs and books that it’s easy to build an online business. In some cases, that might be true, but just like in the real bricks and mortar world, the online business is just as likely to fail in its infancy, most within a few months of starting up. Having […]
David Carter - Friday, May 23, 2014 - 2:56
Product Videos In keeping with my approach of using videos to promote the products I’m now involved, I’d like to share this latest addition. Video is the most engaging type of content for human visitors and this is borne out by the people who’ve been contacting me since I began putting them on the Asbestoseal web site. […]
David Carter - Friday, March 21, 2014 - 13:2
Real Business A lot has changed in the past twelve months, with the addition of a new business called Asbestoseal, which produces and sells an asbestos roof coating. What’s that got to do with domains? Well, one of my better performing domains is focused on providing companies with help and advice on asbestos roofing issues. The problem [...
David Carter - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 5:56
One Landing Page For All Faced with the question of what to do with all of those domain names sat in my portfolio, I’ve now completed my redirection exercise and have pointed every one of them to the same landing page. Some time ago, I built individual landers for certain pages and I parked others at places like SEDO. Nothing […]
David Carter - Monday, December 23, 2013 - 11:5
Will Alex Salmond Scupper .uk? Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First minister is pushing for an independent Scotland and a referendum on independence will take place September 18 2014. The Scottish Nationalist Party want to see a totally independent Scotland, which could have big ramifications in lots of areas, like taxation, currency, EU membership and more. But f...
David Carter - Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 9:8
Google Search Results Have you noticed the Google search results pages today? They have changed the way they are displaying Adsense advertisements in their organic search results. Instead of blending them into the search results with a barely noticeable different background colour, they are now placing a very prominent “Ad” notice to the left ...
David Carter - Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:39
.uk – the good, the bad and the ugly Well, it’s not really any surprise that Nominet decided to push ahead with the introduction of the .uk extension, but what does this really mean for businesses and domainers. My own concerns as somebody who owns a large number of .co.uk names was that suddenly, I’d be faced with a whole load of competition from […]
David Carter - Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:47
Niche Names For Niche Markets As a long time advocate of using domains to produce mini-sites for the promotion of specialist products or services, today, I have set up a new site specifically to promote a single product for a very niche vertical market. In March this year, along with a couple of partners, I set up a new company […]
David Carter - Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 6:54
Renewals The domain game is getting interesting with the introduction of new TLDs, but for me and for now at least, I’m sticking with what I know – that there is still a demand for generic, targeted domain names in the .com space. That’s really where my efforts have been mainly concentrated for the past couple […]