Monday, October 24, 2011

Another day another penny. Quick Domain Parking reviews, Godaddy, Google and Sedo

So I tried 3 different domain parking solutions in the past 6 months or so, GoDaddy, Google and Sedo.  Here is a quick run down of their pros and cons from my personal experience

Domain Parking Pros
GoDaddy: Good PPC rates. I got three bucks on one click!
Google: Okay Traffic, decent payout.  usually got 10-50cents a click
Sedo: Great Traffic

Domain Parking Cons
GoDaddy: Low Traffic. You pay by the month to use it
Google: Subject to AdSense rules and Policies
Sedo: Low pay per click.

GoDaddy would be great if you have a domain with high traffic that you know you can get 10 clicks a month.  Any other domain that gets clicks would just be bonus.

Google is okay but they have been really cracking down what they think maybe Violations.  Very easy to get banned near impossible to get reinstated.

Sedo I'm getting 10times the amount of traffic with Sedo than any other.  Also lots more clicks.  However I am only getting around 3-5cents per click.


Just a quick overview.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Script: domain worth.

I really need to do one project at a time...

I got side tracked and wrote a script to calculate a value of a domain name.  I just need to add some more TLDs to it and i think it'll be ready.


I think i'll put it on domainshopping.info or sitestats.info before the weekend.

having some pretty good luck with some PTC providers, i'll be posting more on this in coming weeks.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

.Com milestone and flopped goals

Big internet milestone coming up soon!  Unless something drastic happens there will be 100 Million .com domains registered this year.  That is a lot by the way.  After other registrars became available and we where not stuck with just Network Solutions (Verisign) to register domains with, things went crazy.

Find out more at Registrar Stats

I got a few of my goals done over the weekend, even recorded the videos but after watching them I decided to not post them.  After looking at them they just didn't fit the bill.  It is pretty easy to figure out anyway, the only tricky part is setting up your name servers if you never done it before.

After re-reading my new book I decided it needs more, especially after some new tricks I have learned.  So I started writing more for it on Monday.  I plan on expanding each beginning section and adding more SEO stuff.  I have not come up with a price for it yet but I am guessing either 20 or 30 through click bank depending on how much info ends up going into it.  Also considering adding a couple videos as well.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Goals for the weekend...

This is more of a personal list of my IM goals for the weekend but I think maybe if I publish them on the web I may actually get some of them done.

Zero to Income Book - Finish it, it is nearly done anyway just need to proof and add a cover.

Redo eBay auctions - Figure out a way to continue to list my digital items for free. Think I got it figured out


Sedo Auctions - Learn how to post Sedo auctions and put up a test one. Turns out you don't put your domains into auction, when someone makes an offer they get put into the auction.


Create videos on registering domains through GoDaddy and NameCheap for createcomputers.com - It has been a while since I've done much with the site.


Go through the Google Sniper 2 course again - I was really surprised.  This guy has it going on.  If you're looking at getting into Affiliate marketing this is a great course It is a steal at the price they are offering it for. Yeah this book is amazing if you check "create computers" you will see one of my sites first in the list on Google minus the ads of course WELL WORTH THE THE MONEY!!!

Add some craigslist entries for a few of my sites.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Domain Shopping updates

Decided not to post a sale price for my domains.  I think I am just going to point them to SEDO some how.  Currently working on the sedo optimizing, there are more options there than I thought.

I added a search function to the  expired domains though I limited it to 200 results.  I think the auto updating is working but tonight will be the real test to be sure.

I had an AdBrite ad in there but apparently their DNS isn't very quick and it didn't come up for them so they rejected it.  Figure I will give it another try tomorrow.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Project: DomainShopping.info and other randomness...

Domain Shopping started out as a site that was just going to list my domains with a price to sell them but now it has morphed into a site that not only shows my domains, but a list of domains that expired or will expire on that day.  Along with a quick way to get the Alexa Page Rank.  This all happened because of another project I had started working on... and got side tracked.. ( image that ).  It is nearly finished with 3 parts left to go.

The first thing I need to finish is the auto updating code.  As of right now I need to manually update the database.  This should be done tonight or tomorrow. *DONE* just waiting to confirm tomorrow when it should update

The Second thing that needs finished is that I need to add an asking price to my domains, this should be done with in a day or so after the auto update code.

The last thing is the contact form,  I have not figured out if I am going to write my own or use a pre-made yet. *DONE*

All in all the site is currently usable and has a list of domains that expired today (10/10/2011) available.

I'm loving my Galaxy S2 still.  I found out Blogger has an Android App.  It looks capable enough but i'm still not great with the keyboard yet.

eBay is continuing to love me.. had one of my auctions canceled today... either they changed their digital product policy recently or I completely missed it.  No worries though, I'll give it a try again after I have reviewed the rules again.

Speaking of eBay auctions, I currently have a domain for sale there.  It is a 4 letter .info, click here to view it

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

rolling along...

Dead tired today, sick in the middle of the night so not much sleep....

I did manage to make my first Android App today.  Just a simple "Hello World", I think my first project will be a RSS reader.  "should" be fairly simple to make and most of the ones on the Market place I tried don't suit me.  I will hopefully start working on this in the next day or three. 

Also working on a PHP Script to check websites for their Google PR and Alexa ranking. Got the basic functions done today.  I'm not sure if I'll make it public only because I really don't want to support it.  Google or Alexa make a change and boom its borked.

Just little updates today, in the semi-near future I will post some domains and sites I am looking to get rid of.  Expect this in the next couple months.  I have around 140 domains most of which are just parked.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You people suck...

Okay maybe not you in particular just in general.

I'm just pissed off today about the left and right wing bull shit. So I am just going to rant for a few...

So I didn't vote for President Obama... oh hell.. I am a fucking racist... fuck you... you didn't vote for Palin you fucking sexiest.  You pricks.. it is not about color or sex... well for most of us normal thinking people.  There is no difference.

I watch Fox "News" so I must be an right wing lying bigot.  Shut up you hypocrite and get off of MSNBC.  If you watch either of those channels expecting the truth you are an idiot.

So I didn't want the health care bill passed, I must hate poor people.  Fuck you, out of all the people I know that do not have health insurance I need it the most.  Reason?  I don't believe that the state should make you pay my bills especially with the budget and debt the way it is.

*sigh* just really pisses me off.  I just wish these extremists would shut the hell up.

Okay done with that. (for now)

In other news new eBook draft is finished but I am distracted by Star Trek Online and my new Samsung Galaxy S2 to get it proofed and published..  If you are thinking about a new Smart phone the Galaxy S2 is pretty amazing.  I haven't figured out NFC in it really but all the other options are pretty good.  I got mine setup like an old gameboy now playing old NES carts but I guess you can even do PSX games on it.

I did see somewhere that the battery life isn't the greatest.  That is partially correct.  If you run around with Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, NFC with a bright background half a dozen apps running in the background and a live wallpaper filled with widget homescreens.. yeah it doesn't last a long time even with the screen off.  You can easily drain 50% of your battery in a few hours with a bunch of crap running.  Turn off GPS, Bluetooth and wifi if you know you are not going to use it.  Don't use a live background, especially those that update over the internet, don't run a couple dozen widgets, close programs when finished (remember hitting home doesn't close the programs) and use a darker background and you can really extend your battery life.


The S2 is android and runs most of the apps that where lacking (for free) on the iPhone.  SSH client, RDP and many others.  Not only that it looks to be pretty easy to develop with.  After I get some other stuff done I am going to work with the JDK/SDK and see what I can come up with.  Since it is a Linux base system and running java "I think" I can figure it out.

Oh yeah and Star Trek Online again because well... I love Star Trek.  BTW it is going Free to Play soon, if you thought you might be interested in it before it will be a good time to give it a try!  At least until The Old Republic comes out

Anyway back to play with my phone

Monday, October 3, 2011

Delays

New book delayed.  Not because anything is wrong but because I got distracted by my new phone. I got one of those Samsung Galaxy S2's and it is amazing.  The dual core cpu, excellent graphics chip and a good amount of ram on the Android OS go a long way.

It has some handy apps in the market place. ConnectBot for my SSH aps, Remote desktop that work with Virtual Box, ClickBank, ebay apps Blogger and Wordpress. Really has a lot of good free apps for what i've been doing lately.  I did get distracted by Nesoid, the NES emulator and played final fantasy for a few hours though.

I'm not sure I like how it handles email though.  I set it up with multiple accounts and not sure I like the interface, maybe cause its just different from the iPhone or maybe cause its loading different email apps every time.  I'll have to figure it out.

Any way, New book is close to done.  Mainly working on formatting, un-formatted its around 17 pages so formatted it'll be around 30ish if not more.  I still have to add supporting documents and links to it as well.  Hopefully i'll have it up and for sale by the end of this week.  On ClickBank next week.  Be braking even on it the week after.