Article category: How to guides

Exact match domain (EMD) names: yay or nay?

by Meg - 19.04.2016

It used to be that if you wanted better page ranking, an exact match domain (EMD) did the job – until Google upped the game. EMD sites quickly lost ranking. An update meant that EMDs no longer received preferential treatment and had to prove themselves. So, are they still worth registering?

Google’s Penguin 4 algorithm fast approaching! Be afraid…

by Meg - 06.04.2016

Penguin 4 is due to launch any day. There’s online speculation that it’s already landed but Google’s refusing to confirm – it’s gonna be a surprise. This real time update will constantly run in the background, hunting down sites with unnatural links. Do you even know what they are? You might be surprised…

Protect your domain names – use a single registrar!

by Meg - 22.03.2016

Domain name management can be hard work. Registration requirements are often complicated. Keeping up with renewals is a pain. And protecting your domain names against hijacking is stressful. Storing your names with numerous registrars magnifies these issues. Take a look at how to simplify your domain management.

SSL certificate explained: all you need to know about SSL.

by Meg - 29.02.2016

Do you buy clothes, books, or pizza, book holidays, or access your bank account – online? Did you enter your credit card details without a second thought, or did you check the site was safe? Visitors to your site do the same – check it’s secure. You do you have an SSL certificate, don’t you?

Beware used domain names and the pump & dump scam!

by Meg - 26.02.2016

Thinking of registering used domain names? It’s a wise investment if the domain history is credible. Ask the seller questions, lots of questions.  And you must, at all costs, watch out for the pump and dump scam. Never heard of it? Quick, read this…

Don’t be a dummy – avoid these domain name mistakes!

by Meg - 23.02.2016

Check your domain name’s free before printing your business cards. Use a dictionary looser! Big clothes are not what .XXX is all about. You cannot have a website without a domain name. The Internet is not a passing fancy. More hazards to avoid, take a look…