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December 17, 2018 14:00

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No exact-match domains made the first page of Google when searching for Thanksgiving

Around the holidays I always like to take a look at how exact-match domains (EMDs) do when it comes to Google rankings. This morning I did a Google search for Thanksgiving and was expecting to see Thanksgiving.com on the first page since it is a developed site: Going up to page four of Google, Thanksgiving.com […]

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.LUXE is the first new TLD to resolve on both the web and Ethereum blockchain

Whether you’re a fan of cryptocurrency or not, I think it’s safe to say that blockchain has already changed the world. These are still the early days and yes, it’s very clear that we’re still sorting out how blockchain will be used, but there’s no doubt in my mind that it’s a game-changer. Will we […]

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Remembering my Grandfather, Andrus LaBarge

I don’t normally write about my personal life on my blog, but today I wanted to break tradition to take a moment to reflect on something that happened this past week. Last Tuesday my grandfather, Andrus LaBarge passed away, he was 89. I’m in New York now in an AirBnB on Lake Katrine with my […]

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48 domains, $114k sales on $3400 investment – DNW Podcast #211

How Mark Levine made six figures this year by investing in domain names. Mark Levine isn’t Rick Schwartz, Frank Schilling or Michael Berkens. And that’s why you should pay attention to his story. He is what many domain investors aspire to be, clearing six figures in sales this year. On today’s show Mark breaks down […]

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One of the best “on page” SEO guides I’ve ever seen

As we all know, the SEO world changes all the time, at this point looking at articles even from six-months ago can leave you following tips that no longer apply. Two days ago I found a pretty darn comprehensive article about on-page SEO, and since it was published two days ago, it’s safe to say […]

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How expired domains can lead to credit card theft

Well here’s something I never thought of – criminals are using expired domain names to steal credit card numbers. As a domain investor I see expired domains as potential investment, I’m less concerned with if there was or wasn’t a site on the domain in the past, I’m more interested in who might want to […]

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Efty beefs up Google Analytics support and continues to make Domainers lives easier

As many of you know I’ve been a big fan of Efty’s for some time now. One of my favorite things about Efty is that they’re always adding new features to make life easier. Last month they introduced a pretty slick feature that I wanted to quickly highlight in case anyone missed it. So back […]

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Two-word .COMs continue to be some of the most powerful branding assets on the planet

As I’ve said many times before, if you’re building a brand online, your domain is the single most important asset you can have. It’s the center of your brand’s universe and many of the most successful brands on the planet learned that early and ended up lightyears ahead of the competition as a result. Like […]

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Stop Everything and Vote

I have decided to pause our regularly scheduled programming here on MorganLinton.com to write what just might go down in history as my shortest blog post ever. In fact, this blog post really should just be one sentence long, so ignore everything you just read above, and read this below: Vote Tomorrow!   Seriously. We […]

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Verisign just called Domain Investing a “questionable practice” – I want to fly to Virginia to understand why the sudden change in positioning

I was absolutely blown away when I read the following quote on Domain Name Wire yesterday, the source was a blog post by Verisign themselves, in it they say: “Flipping domain names or warehousing them to create scarcity adds nothing to the industry and merely allows those engaged in this questionable practice to enrich themselves at the expense […]

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