At the beginning of every year I like to think about the previous year and did any articles touch upon some interesting concepts that required further investigation. After trawling through my blog I came up with the below list of articles that I believe were some of the highlights of 2016 for me.
How To Conduct a Domain Traffic Test
So many domain owners get incredibly confused by all the different companies that want to monetise their traffic for them. Which one is best? How do I really know if they are better than another? What is the best way to run a test? All of these questions are vital if you wish to get the most out of your domain traffic.
I wrote a lot about how to sell domains in 2016 but there were a couple of stand-out articles that tried to analytically tackle the issue of pricing. The article endeavoured to relate supply/demand curve for keywords to pricing domain names. It was an interesting piece of work that I plan on following up in the future.
I wrote a massive twelve-part series on portfolio optimisation and how to get the most from your assets across the different domain business models of; stock items domains, high value domains, building a business and traffic. Here is the first article in the series to wet your appetite.
A few other topics that were covered in 2016 include:
- Using domain traffic to predict Google’s quarterly earnings report in advance.
- A financial analysis of Rightside.
- An analytical piece on the state of the Chinese economy.
- A number of video interviews
- And of course…..my regular Saturday Musings about life.
I hope you enjoyed the journey we’ve had together through 2016 and that you are as enthusiastic as I am about 2017. I think 2017 will be known as the year of innovation and when the domain industry finally breaks out with some really great new ideas! More on that in future articles.
I would like to thank everyone that provided their valuable feedback on the 2016 articles and please don’t be shy in commenting/email/skyping me with your thoughts in 2017.