Posted by k | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 24-12-2008
Godaddy and Dynadot (there may be others) run a very peculiar expired domain auctions service, which must not, in any case, be weigh against professional drop catchers like Pool or Snap.
Despite the “expired” label, they auction the domains before they actually expire. Domains get listed, domainers bid up their offers, best bid wins, receives a congratulation email and the domain gets pushed to the winner’s account.
What’s astonishing is what comes next: a new email is received saying the previous owner has renewed the domain. Say what?! He has renewed the domain I won?!
Who cares!? I don’t! I get all my domains at reg fee. So should you. Anyway, what’s important to note is that there’s a real Arbitrage Loophole potential in this: there’s a domainer wasting the domain (it let it expire) and a domainer (often several) ready to pay top dollars for it (some sale for the thousands)
Of course registrars are not THAT dumb and protect the whois data. But there are, at least, two ways to find the real owner of the domain:
- Searching on domainers forums for recent sales/appraisals threads on that domain.
- Using the whois history service provided by domaintools.com
So, it’s up to you to connect the remaining dots, but still, I advise you not to offer more than two years reg fee and only for the top auctions, in order not to raise many suspicions and keep yourself below the radar.
Posted by k | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 02-11-2008
Blackhatworld forum has run a competition to rank #1 for the Google term “blackhatworld rocks”.
Guess what? The winner won using a perfect domain match. What have I been telling you lately about the power of a domain name.com?
Anyway, it’s a great spot to look for what’s currently passing link juice and what’s not, where to drop your links and where to parasite host. Despite the name of the forum, don’t expect too much hard core BHSeo, lol. Anyway, here you have some examples:
Posted by k | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-10-2008
You got your domains; you’ve developed some easy sort of MFA sites and guess what? Nobody pays you a visit.
Yes, you need some SEO. But as a Black Hat, I won’t give you the same build links and get some original on topic content. Of course that’s important, but let me tell you some new and still not overused tricks:
In case you still didn’t notice, Google Webmaster Tools now tracks the number of your RSS feed subscribers you have. And having a large subscription base can easily shoot your articles rankings up. The magic number seems to be at least 25 for most things; however, if you can get this number well over 50, it won’t be very hard to get highly competitive article themes way up in the rankings.
But how do I boost my subscriptions you now ask. No, it’s no good to Photoshop your feedburner widget. Instead, let’s try some online rss readers. Just create several Gmail accounts use each account to subscribe to your own rss feed. Use as many online readers, aggregators you may find like Netvibes. How do you think Shoemoney got that overnight boost on rss subscribers on the dispute with John Chow?
Google is using a comprehensive measure of how of your pages bounce rate and takes into account when calculating your overall rankings. If you’re pages are bouncing over 80 percent of the time back to the search results, it’s highly likely that the rankings will either be demoted or drop off completely. Between 50 and 60 percent seems to be the average that keeps a site ranked and consistent. However, if you can get the site to bounce less than 20 percent, you’ll be performing in the top percentile and consistently rank well.
Browse the web for several ways to do this, here’s a nice one for Firefox from Jeremiah Grossman.
Homework: discover how Shoemoney does it for Opera… it’s on one of the .js files he loads…
The People Flood tactic, has been in use for a very long time now, and is still very effective. What this tricks does is simple: a bunch of people search for your keywords and clicks on your pages.
The best and most effective way to do this is using an iframed Google xss injection on a high traffic site. However nowadays it’s very hard to find a Google xss and the ones found stay unpatched for a very short time. But why do you need a xss? Because G now uses a token to track your cookie.
So that leaves you not many choices but to use cheap human labor. Amazon’s mechanical turk is one of the options.
Posted by k | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-08-2008
In 2007, 3.8 billion searches were conducted on yellow pages sites as well as the local listings they provide to search engines such as Google, Yahoo and others. So what are the most popular things being searched for?
2. Physicians & Surgeons
4. Auto Repairing & Service
6. Auto Dealers-New & Used
8. Auto Parts & Supplies – New & Used
9. Beauty Salons (tie)
10. Hospitals (tie)
This list was put out by the Yellow Pages Association. The data was collected by Knowledge Networks/SRI.
The story soon appeared around the world. Digg users pumped it up to a total 2452 diggs, driving tons of traffic to the page. Then news outlets started leaping on the story. In Australia News.com.au, The Daily Telegraph, and more all publicized the story, driving hundreds of links and thousands of site visitors back. Back in the UK, best selling newspaper The Sun published the story in their pages. News services loved the story of what American teens can get up to. In the states, Fox News aired the story, later spread wide through YouTube.
But the whole article was fake. Now the fun part began. Lyndon couldn’t resist himself and made the classical mistake: gloating. On announcing the hoax on his own website, he created a buzz all over and the discussion is still going on how unethical the move was.
My intention is not to discuss if he was right or wrong, he ruined it all anyway, Matt spoke and so no linkjuice from Google now. The only, most important part of the puzzle was the domain name and no one seems to acknowledge this! Well, almost no-one.
[…]checked the originating website and saw it was money.co.uk and went ‘wow, it’s true.’ It’s there. Read the comments. There are close to 150 of them and only about five call it a fake. The rest want to canonize the kid. They discussed whether it was fake and decided it was true. Based on the website.”
Yes, but it was not based on the website, it was a decision based on the domain name! Solely based on the domain name! That finally brings me to the title of this post: how to successfully launch a website with a premium domain and only $100, with just two simple steps:
1. Write a funny fake on-topic story and publish it on the premium domain. You can also copy one already posted and give it a twist; TheOnion is a great place to get started looking for cool fake stories.
2. Buy some Diggs for the story. Current exchange rate is $1 a Digg. 100 Diggs will win the initial inertia and after that, reaching the homepage is easy. I want promise it would go Fox News or The Sun but, as seen on TV, your chances are very good.
I really enjoy reading it as everyone knows that, but very few post about it. And even less post about how the Million Dollar Homepage was not a lucky strike but a very detailed laid down scheme.
You know I am free to talk about this, because almost unlike no other blogs, this one DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADS, so I am not trying to sell you any idea or any shit thing.
How do spot the faking “just got rich” news? You don’t, at least till they start to vainglory themselves on areas you are expertise on! I am lot into domains, as you know, and when some of those make-money-online-follow-me-I-am-the-best post the usual monthly record breaking earning report and split it apart by elements: adsense, affiliates, link ads, subscriptions, domains, and you see things like 50 parked domains: $5000 revenue, you roll on the floor laughing! If that was the case, that dude would be a well know domainer because he would have a portfolio of domains worth millions, lol! Jeremy puts it right: “When all else fails just lie”
Back to the Million Dollar Homepage, now what I, Patrick, you and everyone want to know from day one is who was the PR?! I want to hire him also!
I have done some research on this and I think it was a friend of his father and both he and his dad made it all out while Alex kept going to school and having a regular teenage life.
Of course PR secrecy was part of the scheme or else it would have not worked out the way it did. So we might never find who he really was, only the first journalists contacted know the truth.
Hey mister journalists out there, this would do a great story: “The million dollar homepage story uncovered”
Posted by k | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-02-2008
As you know, one of the most important factors when valuating a domain name is its ability to attract Google queries.
That’s why when trying to fresh register domains using top keywords lists from Overture (RIP), WordZe, WordTrack or any keyword tool, you’ll quickly find out they are all taken, including the most remote tlds! I can also assure you having a keyword.com is one hell of a giant leap over several months classic SEO hard work.
As Google algorithm evolves and changes, we domainers must keep our eyes wide open to new breaks that can surface just around the corner.
One of the best (and hard) ways to know (even beforehand) how Google algorithm will evolve is to read Google fillings for patents! I know, it’s stomach-churning, but someone has to do it.
In the end, what it refers to is a new, much faster way to index and search using a compressed index and partial decompression searches. There’s a paragraph specifically about stop words:
Typically, given a query, the performance bottleneck is the time it takes to decode the occurrences (which are typically delta encoded to save space, and thus have to be followed from the beginning) of the most frequently occurring term, especially if this term is a so-called stop-word such as “the”.
The new system would look for the less popular terms that appear in the query, and then look to see if the stop words in the query are nearby.
Is this already implemented? The answer is yes. You don’t see stop warnings anymore. Just try searching for The Great Game.
You have one month to scrap your favorite leywords.
IMPORTANT: Also don’t forget to go to netbilling.com and cancel your WordZe subscription before the 30 days are over. There no link on the WordZe dashboard to remind you of that. You can cancel the service right away and still be able to use it for a month, avoiding the risk of forgeting to do it later.
Posted by k | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-12-2007
Yes, I must admit, this is a linkbait post. As you can see, this blog doesn’t have ads, I am not about the money, but I like the fame. So, here goes a very funny WordPress trick.
There is a vulnerability in WordPress that makes use of a known feature called “Post Timestamp”, meaning you can write a post and set a posting date into the future; the post will only be displayed at that time.
The vulnerability, first released by Michael Brooks, also reported a while ago on Bugtraq and today on XSS news, allows you to see “future posts”, posts that are not yet ready for posting. This means you can know the future of your preferred blog.