As a regular reader of the affiliates4u forums, I have been aware of the Smingle .org.uk thread for some time. I think most readers of the forum know it by now! You can read it here.
Now A4U member Smingle offered carefully selected domain names with the org.uk extension and suggested people registered them. In exchange he hoped for a link back to one of his own sites. Everyone wins! I have always been a bit weary of such schemes which seem to promise positive results for what seems like little effort. But hey, I’m open minded so I thought I’d give it a go.
Whilst reading the thread I copied and pasted the domains into this post to save you all some time, you can check for yourselves how well they are now ranking in Google. If you own any of these I’d love to hear from you – how is it going?
- unlimitedminutes.org.uk | Search
- dancealbums.org.uk | Search
- technocds.org.uk | Search
- technocds.co.uk | Search
- ravecds.org.uk | Search
- ravecds.co.uk | Search
- trancecds.org.uk | Search
- nowcds.org.uk | Search
- classicalcds.org.uk | Search
- latehotels.org.uk | Search
- wirelesslaptops.org.uk | Search
- tabletlaptops.org.uk | Search
- notebooklaptops.org.uk | Search
- designerglasses.org.uk | Search
- platformshoes.org.uk | Search
- birthdayflowers.org.uk | Search
- cheapcds.org.uk | Search
- cheapperfumes.org.uk | Search
- retrotshirts.org.uk | Search
At this point I gave up manually tidying up the links, I’ll sort it out automatically next time I am on a machine with Excel installed!
So here is the rest of the list:
My own experiments
Having done some research I can confirm that there are still plenty of opportunities out there, I was surprised by how many good .co.uk domains I found too. However the key here is competition and to get an easy start you need to check that your domain isn’t up against well optimised PR7 sites. You’ll have no easy ride if that is the case!
In fact some good examples of this came up in the thread with several people researching their own and proudly announcing their registrations. For example, payasyougomobilephones.org.uk, which at the time of writing, is no where to be seen in Google. Nice idea, but you are up against the major comparison sites who all have million pound budgets to spend. Good luck with that!
Check back for updates on my own attempts from my own research, although I won’t be adding links to Smingle’s underwear site! Sorry Smingle! Although you can have a link now ;)! underwear!
Article marketing has been discussed in many places with respect to getting pages listed and ranked, having given ezine and go a good go I have now been having much more response with hubpages.