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How to Cope with the Big Change in UK: New Domains

Tomorrow, United Kingdom gets a new domain extension. Many businesses and individuals are still not aware of the huge change, but luckily they have up to half a decade to decide. Are you eligible? Do a .UK rights lookup here. …

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Why Google’s URL Testing Never Will go LIVE

Google are currently testing search results that not showing the URLs. Are URLs in the search results a trust indicator or just a waste of space? There are a few reasons why SEO Specialist don’t believe this will ever go …

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How Launch of .UK Domains Could Affect Internet Businesses

For over 15 years, online businesses in UK have been using either .CO.UK or .COM domains, but we are soon likely to see a new, even more trustworthy and shorter alternative. Why .UK instead of .CO.UK and .ORG.UK? Nominet has …

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How Google Might Target Exact Match Domains in new Algo Update(s)

Low quality exact match domains (EMDs) and their websites seems to be the target of Google’s latest algorithm update rolling out. The first version rolled out in USA and UK a few days ago and a second update penalizing low …

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Google recognise British Spelling in ‘Legalise Love’

It’s a historic day for British Internet users, British English language fanatics and gay activists. Finally, Google recognise both British spelling (legalise instead of legalize) and gay marriage rights in their international campaign. Google has never before been using a …

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Google Applies for 101 gTLD’s: Full List & Guide

Nobody knows and understands potential values of domain extensions as well as Google. After years of domain statistics from Adwords, Chrome, Google Analytics and log files from their own search engine. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they allied for 101 …

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.UK reaches 10 million registered domains

Today, the 16th of March, Nominet announce they have reaches 10 million registered .UK domains. However, they have still not announced the actual 10 millionth domain – which is a shame if you ask me. Further, no prize or public …

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UK Launches Multiple Year Domain Registration

Nominet, the organisation behind .co.uk and .org.uk domains, will soon allow multiple year’s domain registrations. Earlier, the maximum registration period for UK domain names has been two years. The decision to allow .uk domain name owners to register for periods …

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Generic Viagra Domains Seized by Nominet

Nominet has been working with Interpol and a number of registrars to suspend .uk domain names selling generic Viagra and other illegal medicines. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) reports that over £5 million worth of counterfeit medicines has …

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G.org.uk sold for £11 000 to Google?

In the short domain auction for .org.uk name today, the most expensive domain sold was G.org.uk. Google Inc.

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Spammy Domains and Domain Suffix to Avoid in SEO

Google decided to remove over 11 million .co.cc websites earlier today. Using spammy domain suffix in combination with dodgy SEO practices has always been risky, but now it’s confirmed that Google algorithmically blocks certain domains to increase quality. Matt Cutts, …

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How to Claim Your YouTube Name in 10 min

Many people and businesses are frustrated because they find it difficult to gain control of their brand name on YouTube. In reality, it’s usually rather easy to claim your own brand name on YouTube, once you know what to do. …

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Timeline for Short Domain Auctions Announced by Nominet

Nominet recently announced the timeline for short domain auction phrase. It appears that all domains of a certain Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD)

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Will New Domain Suffix Change SEO?

Icann, the global domain authority, approved the launch of new generic Top Level Domains (TLDs) this morning. I quickly received questions how new domain suffix might affect SEO and what to consider with regards to new generic domain and here …

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SEO Specialist vs Google for short domain G.co.uk

It appears SEO Specialist is not the only SEO related company looking to purchase 1 and 2 letter .co.uk domains. At midday (12.00 BST) today, the window for remaining 2 letter domain applications closed. G.co.uk – as in Google? For …

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