Domain Name Suggestion Tools

April 2, 2016 11:20 am | POSTED BY Admin | off


For when you want to make one word into another word – puts a whole bunch of suffixes or prefixes on your word to try and generate something new and cool. Also tells you if the generated results are taken as .com or .net.


Nameboy has been around for ages. Combine two words or get domains that contain one word. Doesn’t return too many results but worthwhile.

Lean Domain Search

Returns every available domain wit your word + dictionary word either before or after. Very useful but .com only.


.com search where you decide length, type of word plus your word and whether it goes before or after your keyword.


Dropped Domain Tools and Tips

9:46 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

Buying an expired or “dropped” domain can be a really good way to kickstart a new site or to add authority to an existing one. Read more

UK Dropping Domains Tool

8:42 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

In my search for domains, I found this UK dropping domains tool on Antony Shapley’s site:

At the moment it just shows domains that are dropping by day, and it would be really nice to have a keyword search function, but still a great resource if you’re looking at buying dropped domains.

Loving Google’s Olympics Results!

August 2, 2012 3:04 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

Awesome to see that Google have put together results like this for the Olympics.

Google Results for Olympic rowing times

I was expecting to have to trawl around the BBC site or similar to find out when the finals were on today, but lo and behold – exactly the info I was after. Gold medal for Google!



Social Media Infographic

May 18, 2012 3:22 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

Social Media Marketing Infographic

This is a pretty accurate representation of how complicated social media marketing is getting! Oh for a dashboard which deals with all of them!


Another Infographic: SEO Ranking Factors

February 11, 2011 5:49 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

Seems like everyone is coming out with great infographics at the moment. Here’s another from Semaphore illustrating ranking factors in SEO, black and white hat:

seo ranking factors 300x169 Another Infographic: SEO Ranking FactorsClick for the full size and enjoy!

The Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page.

January 24, 2011 11:54 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

This great little infographic was mentioned on the forums, and I thought it was well worth a repost. Click on the image for the full-size version.

Perfect Landing Page ElementsThe original source for this is here.

Google Instant Gets Rolled Out On Mobile

December 15, 2010 1:56 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

So, Google instant is now available globally on Android v2.2 phones and above. I would say that instant makes a lot more sense on a mobile platform where typing stuff out can be a bit laborious.

I haven’t actually tried it but from reports it can be a bit awkward, as you still have to banish your android keyboard before initiating the search. Doesn’t sound so bad to me . Anyway here’s the official video:

Optimiser or Optimizer? Will we all spell the American way soon?

October 20, 2010 4:20 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

So, here is something a few colleagues and friends have pointed out to me. We spell Site Optimizer with a “z” and not the English way with an “s.”

A fair amount of thought went into choosing the name before we started, and we concluded that Site Optimizer is a great company name and potentially a very good brand. One big factor in this was the fact that Google spells the name of its A/B Multivariate testing tool “Google Website Optimizer.”

Now a while ago I commented on an article by Patrick Altoft that says Google is trying to change the English language, and mentioned our company name. Someone called “Starstruck” replied thus:

“This is only my opinion, but I think you’ve made an extremely poor decision. If I say to someone on the phone “I was thinking of using site optimiser dot co dot uk” whoever on the other end is going to type in the UK spelling and you’ve just spent brand building money sending traffic to a domain you don’t even own…

I also own a UK spelling site ( without owning the Z, but given I own the correct spelling I am more than willing to give up the dyslexics and stupid, to ensure I rank well for “search engine optimisation” :)

I don’t think a wrongly spelled word in your business name gives off a good impression at all. There is only a downside, with very little to gain from doing it. Not like there is going to be much search traffic for “site optimizer” in UK I’m guessing…”

Now our friend Starstruck obviously has a very strong view on the issue.  I would be naturally inclined to disagree, as we do get UK traffic from search terms spelled in the US fashion, and the people we have come into contact with as a result have not been stupid at all. However, two questions remain:

1. Is the eminent Patrick right? Does Google have so much influence that we will all end up spelling like our cousins over the pond?

2. Should we have gone with a different spelling for the company name?

What do you think?

In-Page Analytics looks pretty good…

October 18, 2010 4:55 am | POSTED BY Admin | off

So, the Google Analytics team have added yet another new feature: In-page analytics. This is essentially an overlay on the page you are checking analytics for, which shows the percentage of clicks each link on the page gets.

You can also filter these results using advanced segments, so you can check clik through rates by different traffic type, say natural search traffic versus PPC. Check Google’s Vid below to see more.

I’m not sure whether this will replace traditional heatmap tools like Clicktale for some things, but a good start.

You can also check their original blog on In-page Analytics here.