Many people openly state that exact match domain names are worth more because they can get your website to the top of the search engine results. But this commonly espoused belief has rarely been backed up by real data…until today.
Seventeen-year-old wunderkind Mark Collier has not only secured a substantial amount of data from various sources, but he’s taught himself programming and statistics in order to analyze the data. And he can say without a doubt – statistically speaking, of course – that exact match domain names correlate with high-ranking websites within the search engine results.
July 30, 2012
A fellow Seattle Tech Startup subscriber recently posted her thoughts about a domain name that was taken before she could reserve it. In short, she checked the availability of a domain name at Network Solutions on one day and it was available for registration, but then returned a subsequent day only to find it reserved by someone else. Any person would find this frustrating, but I think this is no more an example of domain name front running than Bing was stealing Google’s results and using them to improve their own search engine results. Here’s why.
February 4, 2011