GoDaddy SEO Services

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Today morning I received an email from GoDaddy Premier Services manager which I wanted to share with you guys. Neither they haven’t asked me to publish this nor I have used their SEO services as of now. Also I don’t plan to use it in near future because I am not much into website development and all. But I thought to share with fellow domainers in case you might want to try out.

Godaddy now offers SEO Services at a bargain! We offer onsite and offsite optimization, custom content creation and more! According to a study by MOZ.com, the average hourly charge for SEO services from firms across the country (not scam artists but actual reputable measurable firms like ours) is about $76-$200 per hour. GoDaddy charges about $48 per hour! 

https://moz.com/blog/seo-pricing-costs-of-services

 

Click the link below for more details about GoDaddy SEO Services: 

https://www.godaddy.com/online-marketing/seo-services

 

RESULTS THAT ARE EASY TO SEE.
80% of our clients are on the first page of Google within 6 months when they choose the recommended plan, including on-site optimization. Monitor your site’s progress with 24/7 access to your account dashboard.

 

WHY GODADDY SEO SERVICES?

YOUR OWN ACCOUNT MANAGER.
You’ll have one dedicated SEO expert focused on your business — no starting from scratch with some random person if you call in with a question. It’s like having an employee who just happens to work in our office.

GET STARTED INSTANTLY.
One call with your dedicated account manager and we’ll have everything we need to get your business climbing the search results. We’ve got your SEO covered so you can stay focused on your business.

CHECK IN ANYTIME, 24/7.
While your account manager can’t be available to take calls 24/7 (even SEO experts need sleep), you can access your account dashboard anytime to see what’s been done and how your site is doing.

 

HOW IT WORKS

 

FIRST WE LEARN ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS.
It all starts with a phone call. We’ll talk to you about your business, your goals (like if you’re targeting local shoppers or want to go global) and determine the best plan for your budget.

THEN YOUR ACCOUNT MANAGER GETS TO WORK.
After researching your target market, your personal account manager will regularly update the code and content on your site to boost your results and maintain strong search results

FINALLY, SIT BACK AND WATCH YOUR TRAFFIC GROW.
SEO takes time. No one jumps from page 12 to the top spot on Google overnight. But clients who’ve made the investment have seen their search rank rise from 100+ to the top ten in less than a couple months.

 

Click the link below for more information about GoDaddy SEO Services

https://www.godaddy.com/online-marketing/seo-services

 

If any one you try their service, please feel free to share your feedback, suggestion and/or criticism which will help others to understand about their SEO services.

How to make or lose a fortune in domaining – Escrow.com

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I received following email from Escrow.com which I wanted to share and it’s really interesting specially for the domainers.

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“Did you know that the average growth of domain prices has been in excess of 7.3% per year over the last 10 years? 4-letter domains rise even faster, 9.3% growth per annum over the last 10 years.

 
Here are some extraordinary results we’ve seen in the past:

RaiseTheMoney.com was bought for $80.55 and sold for $12,500 in 4 months

BuyShares.com was bought for $2,444 and flipped for $15,900 in 6 months

PirateShip.com was bought for $1,500 and sold for $20,000 just 21 days later

However, one of the biggest risk to this amazing growth is the risk of losing a domain to fraud and chargebacks.

A chargeback happens when a seller uses a stolen credit card to buy a transaction, and the seller is forced to repay the credit card’s real owner. When you’re trading domains, PayPal and your bank don’t protect you from most frauds or chargebacks.

Escrow.com protects you and your business against fraud and guarantees zero chargebacks.

Ready to start building your business without the risk of fraud?”

 
This year I have started buying LLLL.com domains more aggressively as long term investment and surely they are going to pay off well. I still see these LLLL are undervalued especially Western letters and I am going more after them.

I find these stats really impressive. What do you guys think about it and the future?

A tip to convince buyer for your domain name

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Last year I sold a domain through DomainNameSales.com and while dealing with the buyer in the entire transaction I learnt one new way of handling the buyer which will help a little more in convincing to buy your domain name.

Let’s suppose after going back and forth during the negotiation process, buyer’s final offer is 15K and you are stuck at 20K. What I did was telling the buyer that “you wouldn’t be responsible for any additional fees either as I will cover the commission, Escrow.com fee, and all other associated fees.”

Now let’s pay attention what I wrote above… I will cover the Escrow.com fee and all other associated fees which both actually means the same in our business. But the buyers are not aware what all kind of other associated fees will be attached while I will be buying the domain.

I gave the above example which I used to conclude a deal successfully last year using the same trick. The only thing I changed was price above but the price difference was the same in my case!

There are plenty of inquirers and/or endusers of my domains reading my blog and when they will see this trick, they might get more smart in dealing but more important for me is to share whatever I feel is good and might be helpful among the domaining community. In short, you can call this mind game trick 😉

Feel free to share whenever you use this trick and the after effects. Good luck!

Issues I faced while using Afternic as a seller

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I wanted to clear up first that I am starting to like using Afternic because I made some nice sales at Afternic last year including last month as well. But that doesn’t mean I will stop sharing the issues I faced using Afternic with you guys which will help you to be careful in advance.

I already sold a domain last year through Afternic for $15,000 (Afternic commission 15%) and got the payment through wire option smoothly. Later at the end of last month, I made my first low amount of sale at Afternic last month which was of Adventix.com for $5,000 (Afternic commission 20%). I admit my mistake of not remembering the commission change which is on the higher side for lower amount of sales.

It is something like this:

20% commission ($15 minimum) for domains costing between $50 and $5,000.
For domains costing between $5,000 and $25,000 the cost will be $1,000 plus 15% of the amount over $5,000. So if you sold a domain for $20,000 you’d pay $1,000 plus 15%.
For domains costing over $25,000 you’ll pay $4,000 plus 10% of the amount over $25,000.

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Afternic must point out somewhere in the dashboard or negotiation page about their cut for that particular deal. For my above domain sale, I was expecting their cut is the same 15% and I agreed to the price but later the broker informed me about that and he asked if there is the need of contacting buyer about the price change but I stopped him because I had my words (price to buyer) given and that would have been unfair and unethical for buyer to see the price change in no time! Finally I sticked to that price and eventually the domain was sold within a week.

So in short, commission structure is not clearly mentioned, although they have informed about that in past but that cannot be recalled while making sale specially after a long period of time reading the changes in commission.

The next problem came when the payment was received by Afternic, they asked me to select payment method and I was unable to find wire option which I selected for my last sale. I contacted the broker and even called their helpline but unfortunately they had their rules of not sending wire for any amounts under $10,000. That’s just ridiculous! I asked the reason and was told the bank don’t allow us to send small payments. Another ridiculous statement!

I was left with 2 options left. PayPal and check. As many of you are aware that PayPal don’t support Pakistan for opening an account. For check, it would have taken around 75 days to get funds cleared. Finally I received funds in one of my relatives PayPal account.

Last but may not be the least issue, you instantly receive email for price request (only when you haven’t priced your domains) and Afternic asks you to update through logging into your account but you don’t see the domain at dashboard for almost an hour to update pricing unless you are familiar using their platform and knows to find the domain under your portfolio and update pricing. So it’s better for Afternic to either send price request notification a bit with delay or simply update the dashboard immediately with the domain showing up because all sellers are not pro and can easily be confused.

Care to share your experience with Afternic and feel free to share if you had any similar good 😉 experience in past.

My performance review of 2015

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

At the very beginning of 2015 I wrote about the achievements in 2014 and my goals for 2015. After going through that post right now I see the first goal was to have 1,200 domains by the end of 2015 and I can tell you I almost got it there. Finally I have 1180 domains under my portfolio closing this year.

Second was to make $1,000 p/month in domain parking. This was once again a disappointment because for the last 2 years I have been setting the same goal but revenue is not as increasing as the number of domains in my portfolio.

Third was to make at least $5,000 sale in total every month. I can tell you that I made double than what amount I set to make every month the whole year which personally is very satisfactory.

Fourth was to sell 20-24 domains in the entire 2015 which isn’t difficult considering the number of domains but eventually I ended up selling 13 domains plus 1 lease to buy option domain which was cancelled this month with non-payment but that gave me several months of bonus revenue and keeping back the domain. I feel sorry for the buyer but cannot do anything other than sending several reminders and give some extra time than mentioned in contract. Although the number of domain sales were too less but making total sales in six figures is something what I focus more rather than selling domains cheap.

Last was personal goal, not related to domains… It was to move out from Karachi where I was born and grew up. And finally I moved to Islamabad (capital city) in mid of 2015 and so far it’s great experience and overall happy with this decision.

To wrap up in short, it was a fantastic year than I expected and what I can surely say for next year is to have a much better year INSHAALLAH. Thanks to ALLAH who has given me everything and lot of happiness than I could even imagine, my parents who supported me specially my father, entire domaining community from whom I have learnt plenty of stuff and learning it every day and my life partner who is always there to fully support me in every decision I make in my life.

Care to share your experiences in 2015?

I wish all my readers a wonderful New Year.

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