My Top Domain Development Articles This Year

Website Components

One of the most popular topics on my blog has aways been Domain Development (aka Website Development). I know that a lot of Domainers are interested in understanding two things – how to best pick domains that are good development candidates and how to build a website. Below are some of my most popular posts this year arranged in an order that I think would make sense for anyone that wants to get started with development. Enjoy!

Development Fundamentals

Understanding The Difference Between Exact And Broad Match

When It Comes To Development The Old “Field Of Dreams” Analogy Won’t Cut It

Three Common Myths About MiniSites

Picking Good Domains To Develop

Buying Domains For Development? Metrics Are Important, But Understanding Your Market Is The Key

How Parking Can Be Used To Pick Domain Development Candidates

Developing Websites

Domain Development Checklist

WordPress Wednesday: Don’t Be Afraid To Install WordPress, It’s Much Easier Than You Think

The 10 Best WordPress Plugins To Use In 2012

What To Learn HTML? 3 Places To Learn HTML For Free

Search Engine Optimization

Five Ways SEO Has Changed In 2012

Three Link Research Tools You Should Know About

Three Ways To Help Your Site Rank Better In A Post-Penguin World

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Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Bold Metrics, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • todd August 31, 2012, 2:51 pm

    Thanks for putting categories on the left side. They weren’t there before.

  • Morgan August 31, 2012, 3:11 pm

    Thanks @Todd – after your comment I noticed that somehow they were removed from the sidebar. They’ll be back up for good now!

  • Aussie Domainer August 31, 2012, 11:27 pm

    the first time I heard of “Morgan Linton” was when I searched “domain development” or something like that into itunes and a podcast came up where the host was away and you were filling in for him. Good stuff!

  • Morgan September 1, 2012, 1:19 pm

    Thanks @Aussie Domainer, much appreciated!

  • Omer September 4, 2012, 6:42 pm

    And this is my top article this year too! Great development tips – I like the the WP plugins recommendations and use some of them myself. Thanks Morgan and I love the new blog.

    p.s. I took your advice about domain dev and dived into only 1-2 of my websites (instead of 12-15). I’m seeing great results! Better sites, more traffic, more profits. Things are starting to look good. Morgan is really spot on with his comments to new domainers and bloggers – stay focused and don’t quit your day job for the first year!

    • Morgan September 4, 2012, 8:06 pm

      Thanks @Omer, really glad you enjoyed it!


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