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.
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.
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.
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:
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 youâ€™ve made an extremely poor decision. If I say to someone on the phone â€œI was thinking of using site optimiser dot co dot ukâ€ whoever on the other end is going to type in the UK spelling and youâ€™ve just spent brand building money sending traffic to a domain you donâ€™t even ownâ€¦
I also own a UK spelling site (searchengineoptimisation.org) 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 â€œsearch engine optimisationâ€Â
I donâ€™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 muchÂ search traffic for â€œsite optimizerâ€ in UK Iâ€™m guessing…”
Now our friend Starstruck obviously has a very strong view on the issue.Â 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?
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.