Nameseek.com.au is reality!

After a few months of developing, designing and testing, Nameseek.com.au is finally up and running. It took a while to get the site how I wanted it. I ended up buying 5 different auction scripts, and didn’t like any of them. One of them was not too bad, and I would have used it, however the guy who sold it to me turned out to be re-hashing someone else’s script and didn’t know how to support it!

I found a great script on Friday of last week so decided to just spend the money and buy it. The script is from www.smartscript.net and works very well, and the support so far has been fantastic. It is was easy enough to get running and has all the functions I need for this site to do what I want it to.

The site had to be up by June 1st, so it was a race against time to get it running how I wanted it. I had a few late nights as I had planned a holiday for the weekend which got in the way of designing and testing the script. I ended up launching the site on June 2, only a day late.

So now the tough part begins – driving hits to the site! I have enough trouble getting hits to this site, now I have to do it all over again. Though as this is a niche site, I think it will be easier.

Google AdWords:

Adwords is Google’s advertising programme. You basically sign up, add your short site blurb, add a few keywords, give them some money and then your site appears in those Google boxes on the right hand site of the search. I signed up with the lowest budget for now. I will monitor the page impressions for a month or so, and if I am getting good results then I will increase my budget.

At the moment Google AdWords is my only form of advertising. I am going to target some domain name registrars and some webmaster based forums and discussion boards over the next few weeks.

Wish me luck!



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