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January’s top domain name news stories

Looking back at last month in domains. There was a lot of news in the domain name industry last month. Here’s a look at the top five posts on Domain Name Wire ranked by the number of pageviews. 1. This company’s domain name is a ten digit domain! – Using your telephone number as a […]

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Those favicons in Google search results? Maybe not forever

Google backtracks and tests favicon-less search results pages. Last month, Google changed its desktop search results to look more like its mobile search results. The big difference was adding favicons to the results. (The desktop results also include the second level domain even though these don’t appear on mobile.) Google might be backtracking on the […]

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Google’s new search results pages: love it or hate it?

Desktop results still show the domain name but mobile results don’t. Google recently changed its desktop search results to look more like its mobile search results. This includes showing the site’s favicon, second level and top level domain, title, and snippet. It also bolds the ‘ad’ tag before ads. I’ll be honest, it’s giving me […]

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Google adds fresher data to Google Search Console

Data now available in less than a day. Remember the good old days when you could see the actual search terms people typed to find your website? In real-time? Google took that away many years ago, and then gave us Google Webmaster Central, later named Google Search Console. It shows you some search data in […]

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Google goes mobile-first on new domain names

Googlebot will index the mobile version on new sites. Registering a new domain name to launch a website? Make sure the content works well on mobile devices. Google announced today that any new sites/domain names it indexes will be on a mobile-first basis. This means its Googlebot will crawl a mobile version of the site […]

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“Domain Name” is a pay-to-play search term on Google

Just about everything above-the-fold is ads. For all of Google’s talk about how website owners need to provide good content above the fold, not just ads, Google.com has become a bunch of ads. Today I was searching for “domain name” (no quotes) and this is what I saw above the fold: There are four ads […]

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Google no longer bolding keywords in domain names

Another blow to domain names in search. Domain names and URLs that contain terms people search for on Google have long been thought to have some sort of advantage. For a while, Google seemed to give preference to “exact match domains”. Then it tweaked the algorithm to downplay this, at least for low-quality sites that […]

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Google Spreadsheet Trick Automatically Generates Popular Keyword Lists

One of the original Google Labs projects, Google Sets, was discontinued and later integrated as a feature in Google Spreadsheets. TechCrunch recently reported the re-discovery and found it to be useful as a way to list types of beer. Hacker News points to its potential use as a market research tool. Google Sets are essentially […]

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