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Hi all, I just joined & have a quick query for any who are interested...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by mbrockefeller1, May 3, 2011.

  1. mbrockefeller1

    mbrockefeller1 Newbie

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    Hello Fellow Black Hatters,

    My name is Michael Brock (a.k.a. M. Brockefeller, et al.), and I joined this forum a few moments ago, for a variety of reasons. And I just wanted to do the courteous thing and introduce myself straight away and tell you a little bit about me and what I'm up to...

    To begin, so you know, the "Brockefeller" alias / handle was first a joke between my oldest son and me that has now been turned into a branding experiment. Obviously, it's a hybrid name combination of my last name mixed with that of none other than the "Rockefeller's" and is a rather catchy result, which is why it became the center of said branding experiment and also a pen name that I use sometimes when posting articles.

    Now I'm not exactly new to Internet Marketing (IM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or web design, as I've been messing with each for years, on and off, as a HOBBY. And I even made some decent money for a while, playing around with them back in the late 90's... LOL!

    Yeah, and I recently came back to the online BUSINESS world after a long hiatus (~ 4-yrs.) and began a joint venture partnership with my brother and cousin. And I'm the acting Admin/GM/Webmaster for all of our websites.

    So I'm currently managing about a dozen sites and working on coming up with a new domain name for yet another one, even as I write this. But I haven't hit the right combination yet and none of our websites are making any "real" money at the moment, which is due to several factors that I'm already aware of and working on correcting.

    One of the main reasons I can clearly identify is that I've been using free "dotCOdotCC" domains for all of our websites to date, which is fine from an SEO standpoint generally speaking, as I already have them ALL indexed in Google and/or showing up in its SERP's for certain keywords / keyword phrases.

    But it's not good from an article marketing perspective, for example, since EzineArticles calls them ALL "sub-domains" and does not even recognize them as "ccTLD's" (this is what I truly believe they are) and will not publish any articles with links using "dotCOdotCC" domains in the resource box, which is a lame excuse for them to use and ruins and otherwise excellent free domain resource / service (imo).

    Another big reason why our sites are not not converting and/or producing yet is because it takes targeted traffic to do that, and I haven't been serious about off-page SEO for any of the sites and have actually let it slip very badly, sort of on purpose, to be honest.

    See, I'm a perfectionist and I'm just not completely satisfied with any of them to the point of wanting to sign off on them and promote them full force and build up a ton of backlinks. It's not that I don't know what to do, it's that I just choose not to do it yet.

    Anyway, as I said, I've started working towards correcting these problems within our Internet business, especially, with respect to our domains and have recently acquired 2 TLD's and still have one TLD coming to us (any domain suffix we choose) in the web hosting package that we just bought a few days back.

    So I want this next domain name to be one that's really OUTSTANDING... You know, something that could potentially go viral on just the name alone (rare I know but does happen) -- that sort of thing!..

    In fact, I don't know what kind of response time you gals & guys have around here, but if any of you has an opinion on this matter and would like to share it with the rest of us, then I have a question for you, to wit:

    What is the best domain suffix to buy in terms of a commercial nature?

    By the way, I plan on getting the new domain name this morning or by this time tomorrow (at the latest), but that fact notwithstanding, I'd still love to hear everyone's answer to my query nevertheless, even if I do get it before you answer. Thanks in advance to all whom do take the time to reply! ;-)

    Well, I suppose that I've said/wrote more than enough for an introductory post, and I enjoyed writing it. So I guess I'll end here by saying thanks for reading and have a great, prosperity filled, God blessed day my new friends!

    With Kindest Regards,

    Michael Brock
    A.k.a. Michael Brockefeller
     
  2. lisasmithz

    lisasmithz Newbie

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    Good luck!!
     
  3. cmpunjabi

    cmpunjabi Junior Member

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    welcome to blackhatworld
     
  4. mbrockefeller1

    mbrockefeller1 Newbie

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    Hi Lisa,

    TYVM for your response!

    MB
     
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    Wow! Some of the best introduction I have read in a long time.
    Welcome to the community, you will probably learn a lot more :)