Mexico is finally allowing unlimited registration of its TLD (Top-Level Domain) extension, .Mx. While registration of third-level domains like .Com.Mx had been allowed, registration of the primary (second-level) domain extension had been severely limited to certain Mexican entities. And the third-level domains, priced at $ 250.00 for a minimum of two years, must have been beyond the reach of most Mexicans.
This has brought about some interesting results: for example, registration of .De, the official TLD of Germany is about Ten million; on the other hand, Nic Mexico, the administrator for Mexico’s .Mx had allowed the registration of less than 300,000 domains since its inception twenty years ago; Germany has 82 million people, while Mexico’s population approaches 110 million, 27 million of whom reputedly use the Internet. If the desire of Mexicans for their own extension is anything like Germany’s it looks like there could be some explosive growth coming in .MX. The registrar giant Godaddy appears to think so: they recently announced an expansion of their services to Mexico and Spanish speaking customers on a scale not seen for any other ccTLD (country-code Top-Level Domain).
The Sunrise Period for the extension .Mx re-opening ends on July 31, 2009. Anyone reading this article will realize that that date came and went before it was published. Not that it would have done you much good anyway unless you owned a third-level .Mx domain (.Com.Mx, .Net.Mx, etc.); had you owned one of those you could have possibly traded it in for a straight second-level .Mx. And probably have set yourself up for endless wrangles in the next period.
The next period, termed the “waiting period,” begins on August 1 and ends August 31, 2009. During this period Nic Mexico will try to settle all the disputes occasioned by the competing parties trying to turn their third-level names into second-level names; the winners will be the registrants that held the third-level names longest.
From September 1 onward registration will be open without restriction except that new registrations will be apparently limited for a period of one year. The going price for registration that first year will apparently be in the thirty to thirty-five dollar range, quite a markdown from the original $ 125.00 but still probably a bit high for the average Mexican in this economy. Let us hope that Nic Mexico sees the light and the price comes down to .Com levels in the second year.
For the last twenty years the Mexican administrators have limited sales of the ccTLD .Mx to a select few. September 1, 2009 that will no longer be the case; anyone can buy a domain name with the .Mx extension. There are more Mexicans than Spaniards; more Mexicans than Frenchmen; more Mexicans than Germans and almost twice as many Mexicans as Englishmen. Domain names are about language. And one of the proudest, most numerous peoples on the planet speaking one of the most powerful languages is about to get a chance to express themselves. Get ready for a buying landslide.
Blow Your Competition Out Of The Water With These Search Engine Optimization Tricks
By increasing traffic to a blog or website, there is a good possibility that there will be a resulting increase in the sales from that source from the additional visitors. Optimizing your search engine will help to make the web site you have made more accessible. In this article you will find great advice for maximizing your optimization efforts.
You should make sure that the search engine optimization you choose, uses a quality and proven technique. Stuffing keywords haphazardly throughout your site won't do anything but lower your audience's confidence in your legitimacy. Consider custom-made content that is specific to your business. This will draw in the audience and encourage them to explore the rest of your website.
When you try to increase search engine optimization, you should make your URL something easy and understandable. It should be clear what your site is about. That way, people will known what they are clicking on when they are looking for something using a search engine and they will more likely click on your site.
In order to help crawlers and spiders index your web site, you should create a site map. A site map is a list of all the pages that make up your site. By creating one, web spiders will be able to discover even the most obscure and hidden pages, as well as to receive other important information. This will increase your visibility on the internet.
If video or audio items are shown on your website, you should have transcripts of these included. The transcripts allow your content to be easily understood by search engine robots. This will ensure your website gets a higher ranking.
Keep your content fresh. While having lots of content is important, it has to be up to date. A search engine will track how frequently your site is updated and this has an effect on your rank in the freshness category. Any form of change, whether it's a news article or a blog post, will help to boost your rank.
As much as possible, stay away from frames in your website. Search engines can't index framed pages. The best that they will be able to do is to index your home page. This means that, if the majority of your site uses frames, then the majority of your site will not be indexed.
If you want to avoid a three to six month period of your site being in a ranking abyss, do not make a lot of link exchanges or buy a lot of links right away. Take your time marketing your site slowly to the internet and your rank will go up much quicker.
If you have embedded videos on your web site, be sure to include them in your sitemap. Doing so lets the search engines know that your video content is actually part of your web site. This will help bring more traffic to your site, since viewers will be more likely to come to your site to watch your video rather than going to an external hosting site.
When search results are shown, it's probably the results showing on the first two pages that will see the highest traffic. The ideas you've read here will help you to build traffic and increase the profits you receive from your website or blog. Optimizing your site or blog can do a lot for your business.