With the launch of the new generic top level domain names (gTLDs) now in process, recent news has reported that the ‘.London’ gTLD will launch in the summer of 2014. There are now 24 gTLDs that are live, including suffixes like ‘.bike’, ‘.construction’ and ‘.technology’.
We’ve talked for months, even dare I say it 12 months about the new top level domain extensions coming to the internet. Well, the time is almost upon us as the first in a series of new extensions are set to shake up the way businesses choose their domain extensions.
The list of the top 20 domain name sales each week makes for a fascinating, if somewhat envy-inducing, read. The sums of money made by domain owners last week is extraordinary, and proves the importance that corporations place on having the right domain name for their brand. Read the rest of this entry »
To understand how your website is performing and to gain an insight into your visitors make sure you have set up Google Analytics. Google Analytics is an amazing tool and an absolute must for anyone looking to increase their website understanding. Plus, the good news is, its free and can be set up very quickly to instantly start tracking your web traffic.
On a day to day basis, analytics highlights any problems, blocks or issues your visitors maybe experiencing. You can gain an instant understanding of who is visiting you, where they are visiting from, how long they are spending on your site, what pages they are visiting and what they searched to find you.
If you don’t already have your own Google account, follow these steps to get analytics set up;
1. Create a google account at https://accounts.google.com/SignUp
2. Armed with username and password for your Google Account go to Google Analytics and log in.
3. Click sign up and fill in the sign up form. Fill in your website name, your URL and your industry.
When setting up your Google account you will be asked if you would like to assign your Google accounts with other tracking tools. The more of your tracking you connect the more in-depth your data and results will be.
4. If you run your own website your basic tracking will now be set up. For more in-depth tracking and to set up Goal tracking and conversions on your payment pages. You will need to inset the Google tracking code within your website code. If you are not familiar in entering this information it s recommended that you speak to your web developer.
5. If you use a Sitebuilder service to build your site you will need to enter your Google tracking ID into the Siteopia Control Panel. Click ‘My Services’, Click on your Sitebuilder package, from here you will see ‘Set an ID’ for Google Analytics.
You can find your Google ID code at the top of the analytics account you created.
Google analytics provides you with an abundance of information on your website. Keep checking back into your account and learn from the changes you identify from your data.
A couple of months ago Disney released its sandbox game infinity and just last week Disney registered the domain name disneyconsole.com. Read the rest of this entry »