We’ve recently acquired yet another mini-site that we hope to be developing soon, the domain / site itself is all about Secret Santa Gifts, and its the .co.uk so you can’t get any better than that.
The site will eventually be developed into a portal offering you a one-stop shop for all your secret santa gift and present ideas.
You’ve all seen the giant chocolate bars that spring up at Christmas and Easter time in the shops, traditionally these would have been seen littering the shelves at Woolworths, sadly with Woolworths demise, its a little harder to find these large chocolate fixes, although WH Smiths (in the high street) are probably a good bet.
Infact after scouring the internet for large chocolate bars, we’ve all seen those giant toblerone bars have’nt we? The only thing i can find that resembles a giant chocolate bar is a pack of two (1kG) giant Dairy Milk Chocolate bars from Cadbury Gifts Direct.
I thought i’d share some tips with you on how i find some of my domain names and indeed niches suitable for Mini Sites.
Firstly i use a combination of tools, my own Bulk Overture Keyword Tool, Google’s Traffic Estimator (Great for traffic and income guesstimates!), Google Trends (For higher traffic subjects), a whois tool and SEO Quake (a plugin for Firefox and Internet Explorer).
Lets take a little more detailed look at each of these tools in question, and how i use them to find a domain name: (more…)
It doesn’t really matter why you bought that domain is it being used? Did you know that domain parking companies like SEDO make millions of dollars and all they do is sit on other peoples domains, perhaps even yours, imagine what the combined value of all those domains are even if they were only being partially utilised!
A mini site is a small web site with a single purpose or topic, the site sits on its own domain which is often keyword to the topic or purpose. Such sites have many uses ranging from assisting other sites to being an independent resource scheme, in this article we hope to cover some basic of mini site strategies which while simple show that using mini sites is not only more profitable then parking them but provides massive benefits to our other sites as part of a long term strategy.
Whats better One ‘Big’ site or lots of small sites? Its an age old discussion that has been debated for a long while on various blogs and forums across the internet, perhaps most recently the subject was discussed over at SEOMoz.
My thoughts on the matter? Why not have both?
Its a little like asking ‘Which do you prefer Cheese or Toast?’ Neither, but Cheese on Toast is great! So why not have a big or main site, but also several mini-sites aswell? (more…)