22/12/2017

HTTPS Now Available For Custom Domain On Blogger

Ever since Google disclosed that https will be a search ranking factor come 2018 and that webmasters who don't migrate will be punished, many bloggers on blogger (blogspot) platform migrated to https using Cloudflare. Some started having redirect issues and as result of this others resisted migrated.

Well, it is no longer news that https is now available for custom domains on blogger and migrating is very easy and fast. Migration will only take less than a minute and you don't need to worry about redirects and as everything will be in place.


How To Migrate To Https On Blogger With Custom Domain

Log in using draft.blogger.com.

If you have more than one blog on your dashboard, select the blog you want.

Go to Settings



Change HTTPS availability to Yes.
If you can't change HTTPS redirect to Yes, close the page and go through blogger.com. After that, you can change it to Yes.



View your blog on your browser and you will see that your https:// will appear on the URL. You can also check old post URL and see if you redirection is working fine. 
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01/12/2017

Receiving Money With PayPal Is Not Yet Available In Nigeria

There has been this talk among Nigeria bloggers and Internet marketers that PayPal now allows Nigerians to receive money when they create a business account. Some bloggers quickly to publish such unconfirmed development on their blogs giving a hope to bloggers and internet marketers in the country.

For me, I always love to try out anything before publishing it on my blogs. So I decided to create a PayPal business account and verify my card. After that, I told a friend of mine to send some funds from his PayPal account which he did. The payment didn't go through.  Below is the screenshot of the transaction.





To further confirm it, I contacted PayPal via email. In less than 5 hours I got a reply. The email read below:


Dear Mazino Oyolo Kigho, 

I hope you are doing well today. My name is Ivy from PayPal Customer Service. We appreciate your inquiry about receiving payments using a Nigerian PayPal account. I will be happy to clarify things for you.

Receiving money is not yet available in Nigeria. This is because of the laws and financial regulations of each country. We want to make sure that once we open certain functions in different countries, we are fully compliant with local and international financial laws to avoid difficulties down the line with our services.

I am glad to inform you that we have already applied for the Receive-Money service to be made available in your country.

Rest assured that we are constantly working to offer the receive money feature for your country. Due to the complexities of global finance, we cannot give a timetable for this possible expansion.

Alternatively, please look for other payment processor to receive your payment outside PayPal. You may try using bank transfers or money orders.

We'll be glad to hear from you if you need clarification or assistance. Please don't hesitate to email us again. You can also call us at +1-402-517-4519 (U.S. telephone number) Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM local Nigerian time.

Thank you for choosing PayPal. Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Ivy
PayPal


Let no one deceive you that you can receive payment with a Paypal Nigeria account. Anyone telling you that he has done so is a big liar aka scammer. Receiving money is not yet available in Nigeria.
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30/11/2017

How To Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Namecheap is one of the top domain name registrars in the world that offer free WhoisGuard for the first year. Domain name registration with Namecheap is not cumbersome. If you have bought a domain from Namecheap and want to link it your blog from Blogger Blogspot), this tutorial will show you how to do so.
Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


To begin, log into your dashboard at blogger.com
Click on Settings and click on Set up third-party URL for your blog.
Add your Namecheap domain name and click Save.

You will get an error: We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12. You shouldn't worry about it. What it means is that you need to add two CNAMEs to your Namecheap domain and also add A record.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


To complete the setup, Login to your Namecheap account. Under Dashboard, click on Domain List > MANAGE. 

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Click on ADD NEW RECORD and choose A Record.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Add the following four A Record;
@ 216.239.32.21
@ 216.239.34.21
@ 216.239.36.21
@ 216.239.38.21

@ should be on Host and the IPs should on Value. After that click on SAVE ALL CHANGES.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


Click on ADD NEW RECORD and select CNAME Record.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


Go back to Blogger and copy the generated CNAMEs. 


Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Add those the CNAME www under Host and ghs.google.com under Value. Repeat the same thing for the second CNAME. Set the TLS to 30 min. Click SAVE ALL CHANGES. Make sure you delete the Namecheap default record and CNAMEs. It will take 30 minutes to for settings to working properly.

 Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Go back to Blogger and save your settings.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Click Edit and as shown in the screenshot.


Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


Tick that box as shown below in the screenshot and Save.
Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

If you follow the above procedures closely, you should be able to redirect your blogspot to a custom domain on Namecheap. If you find this tutorial useful, you can share with others who may need it.
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24/11/2017

How To Change Emporio Theme From Grid To List Style

Emporio theme by default is in grid style which makes it very attractive when viewing from a computer. But for some reasons, you may want your emporio theme to display list style. As you can see I am using the emporio theme but it is not a grid format.

You can also allow your emporio theme appear in list style and it is very simple. Here is how to do so.

Login into blogger.com and navigate to Theme.
Click on Customize.

Change Emporio Theme From Grid To List Style

Click on Advanced.

 Change Emporio Theme From Grid To List Style


Scroll a little down and click Width.

Change Emporio Theme From Grid To List Style


To change the appearance of the theme from grid to list, adjust the Sidebar width and Post width (stream).  Once you get your desired result, save your theme and view on your web browser. The benefit of switching emporio to list style is that you can add adsense in-feed ad or any other ad network to display in between the posts on the homepage without it looking clumsy. 
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21/11/2017

How To Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Freenom gives free domain name registration for some extensions and charges for others. If you have registered a domain with Freenom either free or paid and you intend to use it on blogger.com, then this tutorial will guide you on how to redirect Blogspot on Freenom.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom


To begin, log into your dashboard at blogger.com
Click on Settings and click on Set up third-party URL for your blog.
Add your Freenom domain name and click save.

You will get an error: We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12. You shouldn't worry about it. What it means is that you need to add two CNAMEs to your Freenom domain and also add A record.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom


To complete the setup, go to your Freenom account. Click on Services > My Domains. On the next page, click on Manage Domain.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Click on Manage Freenom DNS.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Add the A records below one after the other.
216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

After adding all the four A records, click on Save Changes.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

The next step is to add the CNAMEs. Go back to blogger and copy the CNMAEs generated as shown below

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom


Add them as shown in the screenshot below. After that click on Save Changes.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Go back to blogger settings and click Save.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom


Once you are done, go back to blogger and click on Save. After that, click on Edit.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Tick that box as shown below in the screenshot and save.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

If you follow the above procedures closely, you should be able to redirect your blogspot to a custom domain with Freenom. If you find this tutorial useful, you can share with others who may need it. 
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04/11/2017

Free Domain Name Registration With Freenom

There are many website owners using free domain and hosting. If you have been in the online business for a while, you must have heard about some website or blogs with domain names such as www.mazinoweb.tk or www.mazinoweb.cf.  Those domain names with such extensions (cf, tk, ga, ml) are free. You may also be thinking of mapping your new blog with a free domain name.

Freenom offers free domain name registration with those mention extensions. Before you decide to register your domain name with Freenom, remember this adage "Watch before you leap".

You need to know what you want and why you want it.  In this article, you are going to know some basic fact about Freenom. And later, you may decide in your own interest to opt for Freenom service or not.


Freenom Review: - Reliability, Services, Support, Pricing And Risks

Freenom is the world's first and top free domain names provider with millions of domain names hosted. The word "Freenom" can be guessed to have been derived from the words "free" and "nom" - a French word for "name". Currently, it ranked 3933 out of 3945 web hosting companies in the world. Freenom is the only domain hosting company that offers the following domain names extensions like .tk, .ml, .cf and .ga for free.

Though, they mostly offer ccTLD (country code top level domain) but, they also run other top level domain (TLD) like .com, .net etc, with some other country domain extensions like .berlin at an affordable cost. Top level domains are optional to those webmasters who preferred to have a premium (and of course, professional) domain name for their website or blog.

Freenom is fully supported by KIMA Ventures - the first active angel investor in the world. KIMA with other top ventures in the world finance the free domain name registrar, Freenom and they have offices in some part of the world but their main office is in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Reliability

Freenom uses the latest AnyCast technology that guarantees the stability of all domain names registered on it. Freenom is also anti-spam protected and controls virus. It speeds up your internet experience and protects your privacy.

Support

Freenom can be reached by telephone or email. They reply to email messages within 24hours but unfortunately, their customer support is limited to some extent.

Pricing

On Freenom, country code top level domains such as ml, .tk, .ga, and .cf are free but you can also get top level domains like .com, .net, .info etc at a cost price of $10.00. You can choose any plan you like such as month-to-month, or yearly renewal. Also, 30 days money back guarantee if you are not served to your satisfaction.

Services

• Free domain names with .ml, .tk, .ga and .cf extensions

Dot TK (.Tk)
This is a joint venture of government of Tokelau and is funded by Teletok.
The phrase "TK" is derived from "Tokelau". Dot TK is the largest and most used ccTLD in the world with more than 20million users.

Dot ML (.Ml)
.ML is for Mali government

Dot GA (.GA)
.GA take its source from Gabon

Dot CF (.CF)
.CF Is from Central Africa Republic

• Premium Domain names like .com, .net at affordable cost price.
• Free URL forwarding
• Hosting DNS Records
• Creation of email aliases for your pre-existing email provider.

Risk

You have been reading about Freenom right from the genesis of this article but remember, there is a risk in everything you do in life, also when it comes to business.

On Freenom, there are some risks which you must be prepared for.  So, what are the risks associated with using Freenom?

• Deleting of a domain name without any warning.

• With a Freenom domain, you have big risk to lose the domain if there is pretty well traffic on the domain and in return, the domain will be sold to online advertising networks who need a good domain name with better ranking and traffic.

• You may have a problem with URL forwarding.

• According to users' experiences, Freenom have unreliable customer care services

The Bigger Risk

• Using Freenom ccTLD and other free domain names from any other registrar make you unserious and unprofessional.

• Freenom is ranked 3933 out of 3945 web hosting companies in the world. So, they can't be generally trusted.

But, you can still go for Freenom if you can't afford a paid domain name, provided you can take and endure these risks.

If you are using Freenom or have used their services before, how will you describe your experience with them. Do you know of any other reliable free domain name registrar? 
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03/11/2017

The Ways To Build Your Business: Buy a URL

Building your business takes time. By the time I made enough money in my copywriting business to be able to consistently take over paying some of our household bills, I had been at it for three years. It’s not something that can be rushed. However, there are steps that you can take, early on, that will be of tremendous help later. Buying your domain is one of those. I know. I had a wordpress.com domain for a long time before I bought Working Mama Media.


Domain names are tricky. First, you have the issue of money. Not a lot of people want to shell out the money to pay for the name of their company as a URL when they’ve already gone through the painstaking process of naming the business to start with. Trying to find an acceptable URL can be like attempting to decide on a company name all over again. The URL you want might even be owned by someone else! How annoying would that be? Either way, having the forward thinking to go ahead and plan for and own a domain name for your small business can be worth the effort, especially down the road. One day, you might need your own domain name in a pinch but find that none of them are available. Going ahead and investing in a URL now can save you the hassle of being in this situation in the future. Here are a few more reasons to invest in a URL for your small business:

You will be in control. While you decide the content that you post on your website, it is still linked to the hosting site if you do not pay for your own URL. Any site that you use for your website or blog will have limitations. Whether it is the layout, page limit, or content, when you are thinking professionally, you will want to be in charge of every single aspect of your business. You should not be limited to what one site tells you that you can do. You want your business to be able to grow in the future, not stay stagnant.

You will influence search results. When people are searching for you and your company, odds are the first page of websites will have mixed results. You could get results for people, products, and even places that don’t have anything to do with your business. There could be some kind of word combination somewhere deep down in those web pages that make Google believe that they go together. Either way, if you invest in a URL, the first several search results should be to your website if you’ve done your SEO correctly. URL’s rank higher in Google and other search engine results than just website titles and content alone.

You will build credibility and your business’ reputation. Let’s face it. Owning a URL is cool. How many times have you Googled some obscure company you saw in passing and found their website just to fall instantly in love with it? First impressions are everything. And owning the URL to your site instead of letting it be hosted by someone else shows your dedication. Your business’ reputation will also improve upon owning your own URL.

You can add an email address tied to your company. This gives you a lot of credibilities. It makes you look like a professional, which, of course, further helps to build your reputation.

These benefits mean a lot for the future of your company. They can make or break the business you are receiving. Prices for domain names have cheapened over the past several years. It is now a small price to pay for having a reputable business. Consider investing in a URL for your small business. It just might help your sales.


This post was written by Julie Bradlie for mazinoweb.com. Julie is a freelance writer deeply engaged in studying education topics. She has experience in writing works for famous media and educational blogs. She has her own blog at Studymoose.com. She also helps students with writing essays and dissertations.
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02/11/2017

How WhoisGuard Masks Domain Name Owners Details

It is mandatory for domain owners to update their details such as email address, telephone number, and house address to their domain name data. And this data are stored in the Whois database. With a simple search using any whois lookup tool, anyone can find details of the owner of the domain name. And this makes your domain name vulnerable to spammers and hijackers.

WhoisGuard

So what is the way forward to secure that domain name? The best way to secure personal data from spammers or hijackers is to enable WhoisGuard.

What is WhoisGuard?

WhoisGuard is a service that places their information in public whois instead of your own at the time of registering your domain name. They provide an option to redirect email and regular mail to your real address.

This means that your personal data will be hidden from whois database, while those of WhoisGuard will be displayed publicly as yours. With this service, your email, phone number, and other details cannot be fetched by spammers or domain thieves.

WhoisGuard is useful if you don't want your details to display publicly. Yet, with WhoisGuard, it doesn't mean you can't receive emails from unknown people. Anyone can still send you an email but through a masked email. That is, if someone should contact WhoisGuard email, it will be forwarded to your hidden email address. But be rest assured that, such email would have been scrutinized for spam and other malicious threat.


How To Obtain WhoisGuard

You cannot obtain it directly from WhoisGuard website. It is an add-on service you can get from any of their partners during the process of domain name registration. Namecheap is a partner and provides it as an add-on service when you register your domain with them. This service is free for life for the domain name registration.



If privacy of your domain name is very important to you, then WhoisGuard is a must for you. Do note that your details can be revealed to the outside world if there is a dispute about your domain name. If you are not bothered about your domain name details available to the public, you can ignore obtaining WhoisGuard. 
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31/10/2017

Namecheap Transits To Impact Radius As New Affiliate Platform

Namecheap, one of the world leading domain name registrar and web hosting provider has upgraded its affiliate management program to a new platform called Impact Radius. If you are currently on Namecheap affiliate program and want to remain part of it, you must register with Impact Radius.

What Is Impact Radius?

Impact Radius is an award-winning affiliate marketing platform that uses the latest advanced technology that accurately and fully tracks sales. Impact Radius has the most and advanced powerful affiliate management technology on the market.

Namecheap Transits To Impact Radius As New Affiliate Platform

This new platform is truly remarkable. One thing I love about is that you can get paid in your local currency. That is, if you are in Nigeria, you can receive your payment in Naira. Another thing is, there are many affiliate products to promote such as domain name registration, web host, SSL, Whois Guard and others. I think this is one of the best affiliate programs any domain and web hosting company can offer. You can earn 20% commission for domain name registration, 35% commission for hosting and 35% commission for SSL certificates. To start earning using this new affiliate management platform, you will need to replace all former links with the new ones provided by Impact Radius.
Payment methods

Impact Radius has various payment methods that make it easier to be paid. Paypal, Check, Wire Transfer, Direct Deposit, Direct Deposit, and ACH Transfer are the options presently available. You can signup for Impact Radius and start earning from Namecheap Affiliate program.
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25/10/2017

4 Things That Make Tecno Boom J8 To Stand Out


These days smartphones are present in every aspect of our lives. We use them not only for calls, texts, emails, but also for watching videos, playing games, keeping track of our health, sleep and so much more. So finding the smartphone you will use every day is not an easy task and requires a lot of research. However, often happens, when you find one, that you like, after a detailed review, you still can find a lot of shortcomings, especially if you want to find them.  If you are looking for the best smartphone, you have come to the right place, browse https://jiji.ng/mobile-phones/tecno-boom-j8 for the best selection of devices to choose from. In meantime, let’s focus on positive things and check what cool features the Boom J8 has got to offer.

Wonderful Design


Design is what sells the best. If you are selling a better designed but poorly in terms of specs, you will sell more, than a wonderfully blessed device with the best specs, but poorly designed. The Tecno Boom J8 shows off a super slim design, scoring 76.84 x 153.3 x 7.35mm, and weighing only 155 g. It is a good looking device with a huge screen, round edges and a metal frame running around.


Huge Display



The display is a 5.5-inch full HD IPS panel that delivers a large margin of brightness, balanced color reproduction and wide viewing angles. The screen is large enough for watching your favorite TV show or browse Youtube videos. And 1080p screen resolution with a 441 ppi pixel density will deliver a wonderful, clear, high quality and HD graphics for the best gaming experience.


Massive Battery Unit

The Tecno Boom J8 features a 3000mAh battery unit. Thanks to the fast charging, you will always get your battery enough charge within limited time. Additionally, with its power saving technology, keeps the device powered up for the greater part of the day under heavy usage.

Incredible Audio



From the name to the bundled headphones, the J8 is an Audio Centric device to the point where you can dedicate a whole home screen to just the music player. The audio system incorporates a Waves MaxxAudio that ensures you get some oomph when listening to your favourite tracks. There is a section where you can adjust audio output according to the genre you listening to as well as the type of headset or headphones you are using. Also, instead of one speaker you get two, with that, you have awesome 2-channel stereo setup.
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23/10/2017

How To Own A Domain Name For Life

You have chosen that domain name for your business and your website is running. You are aware that domain speculators are waiting for your domain to expire so they can take it. Even if that is not so, you are thinking of owning the domain name for life.


As long you have that perfect domain name fitting for your business, you want to keep it for life. But is it really possible to own a domain name for life? Buying a domain name for life doesn't mean it will be yours till death or will stop been yours after death. You can own a domain name for life but it doesn't mean you make a one-time payment for it. Now let talk about the possibilities of owning a domain name for life.

Buy A Web Hosting Package

There are some web hosting providers that offer a domain for life as long you buy a hosting package from them. Once you sign up for any plan, they give you the option of registering a free domain name that you will use. To retain the domain name, you must continue to renew your web hosting plan. If you cancel your hosting account or allow it to expire, the domain name will be gone. So you must stay with their hosting service to enjoy the free domain name for life.

This option may not be the best for owning a domain name for life. This is because, if the web host is no longer meeting up to your expectations, you can't move to another web host. Although, web host like Bluehost will allow you move your domain name out if you are no longer satisfied with their service.


Domain Auto Renewal Option

Almost all domain name registrars offer auto-renewal service which enables you to renew your domain for a specified period usually on a yearly basis. Once you add your payment method (credit/debit card) and select auto-renewal, you won't be bothered that much about expiry of the domain.

What many have actually done to own a domain name for life is to buy it for 10 years. ICANN allows domain registration for a maximum of 10 years, so anything more than that is not possible. That is the best thing you could do to own a domain name virtually for life. Set auto-renewal for 10 years and make sure your billing details are always up to date. 

Lastly, if you choose to renew a domain name for a long time make sure you choose a good domain name registrar.
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20/10/2017

Choosing CRM For Small Business: Tips And Advice

Your small company got its first customer base, so you decided not to waste time and automate the processes that are related to sales or/and customer service. This means that it's time to choose the right CRM. We’ll give some advice on choosing CRM to help you make your small business more efficient.


Choosing The Functionality

Sales Automation

If your small business is built on long sales, then you need to make tasks such as increasing lead conversion, for example, automated. Therefore, CRM has to be able to maintain a detailed contact database, store information about traffic sources, monitor transactions at each point, and predict customer behavior and a possible refuse.

When it comes to long sales, it’s important to observe the manager’s work and monitor the stages that can cause problems. CRM should have a possibility to record telephone conversations, analyze and gather statistics on contacts with the highest conversion, and have a system of reminders for sellers.
If we’re talking about short sales, it’s important to automate the process of repeat sales, upsales, and cross-sales and solve the problems of increasing costumers’ loyalty, working with negative feedback, and forming personalized offers. In this case, CRM should store the history of interaction with each customer and the history of purchases.

Reaching to Customers

First, decide how your customers reach out to you: leave an order on the site or make a phone call. And how you communicate with them: call, write, or use newsletters. Depending on your answers, choose the following CRM features: integration with the site management system, built-in telephony or integration with external services, integration with the email, or mailing automation.

Think about whether you need to work with different customer groups or not. Here’s the functionality of customer segmentation and the possibilities of email marketing in CRM you should pay attention to: personalization, trigger mailings, and individual offers for different groups.

Analytical Reports

You’ll most likely want to track not just the efficiency of your sales, but the efficiency of all managers, the current state of sales, and a lot more specific parameters. When choosing CRM for small business, specify which types of reports it offers.

If you have a non-standard sales cycle, your CRM should be able to customize at least such parameter as customer types. It’s great if you also can upload info from the accounting system and the goods from the price list to the CRM.

Teamwork

If there are constant tasks of communicating with colleagues and sharing documents within the sales department, it’s convenient to do this right in the CRM. To make it possible, be sure that the system provides tools for working with tasks, integration with your corporate social network, chat, and intracorporate document storage.

Determining The Requirements For The Product

First, you need to decide whether you’re ready to use the Open Source solution or prefer a proprietary product. Open Source is not always a synonym for a free product, especially if you need to adjust the product according to your tasks. A simple open source solution can be rewritten as many times as you want. But there’s no guarantee that subsequent updates to the source product won’t affect your system’s performance.

In case of using a commercial product, you receive a standard solution, warranties and vendor’s tech support, as well as a number of certified studios ready to make any improvements to the product.
Correctly chosen CRM is not only easy to implement but is also able to increase the productivity of your work and demonstrates the first results almost immediately.

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15/10/2017

Web Hosting In Nigeria With DomainKing.NG

Web Hosting In Nigeria With DomainKing.NG

It can be a very challenging task when it comes to choosing a cheap and reliable web hosting company in Nigeria for your website or blog. There are many web hosting companies in Nigeria offering various hosting services and DomainKing.ng is one of such. So in this post, I will be talking about DomainKing web hosting service.

DomainKing.ng is a global government accredited domain registrar and web hosting provider with high patronage by many Nigeria bloggers. Their web hosting plan is cheap. For as low as N175 per month you can host your Wordpress blog or website. The amazing thing is if you are new to Wordpress, their customer support can help you install it and get your site online.


DomainKing Web Hosting Basic Features

1. You will get a free .com.ng or .com domain depending on the hosting plan you purchase.

2. They have a standard cPanel that is very easy to understand and this makes it very easy to manage your site.

3. For each hosting plan, you can create subdomains and unlimited email accounts from the cPanel.

4. With a single click, you can install all basic CMS Softwares like Wordpress, Joomla, SMF etc with Softaculous one-click installer app.

5. Fantastic customer support that makes them reachable at any time to help you with anything. Other features include Inbuilt file manager, Antispam & Virus protection, faster Websites with CloudFlare, phpMyAdmin access, Secure FTP access etc.


 Some experts have advised that when choosing a host, make sure they are based in your country so that you can easily reach them when anything goes wrong. If you will like to go with DomainKing in hosting your Wordpress blog or website, then you should follow this link. You can use this coupon DKNG40OFF to get 40% discount on all hosting products.
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12/10/2017

DomainKing Affiliate Contest is Here! Win Upto N120,000

Hi, bloggers and webmasters, DomainKing affiliate contest 2017 is here. This October, DomainKing is giving away a total sum of N120,000 as cash prize in the affiliate contest.


How Winners Will Emerge

The 1st Price: N50,000 will be awarded to affiliate with maximum sales referred during this Contest period & with the most unique promotion strategies.

The 2nd Price: N25,000 will be awarded to the 2nd highest number of sales during this contest.

The 3rd Price: N15,000 will be awarded to the 3rd highest number of sales during this Contest.

The 4th & 5th price of N10,000 each will be awarded to 2 persons with the 4th and 5th number of highest number of sales during this Contest.

Besides the prizes to be won, you will earn 80% commission on each sale. That is if you refer anyone through your affiliate link and a purchase was made, you will get 80% commission from that sales.



How To Join The Contest

To join the contest, you need to register through the contest form. After that registration, you can start promoting your affiliate link to make sales in order to be a winner in this contest.

The Affiliate Contest runs from 12:00am on Thursday 4, October 2017 to 11:59pm on Friday 30, October 2017. To be a winner in this affiliate contest, you will need to send a minimum of 1 or more Users to buy hosting from 4 Oct 2017 to 30 Oct 2017. Winners will be contacted via email by 10 Nov 2017 and will be announced on DomainKing Facebook page. So what are you waiting for? Register now, start promoting and see you win. For more details read here on Domainking Blog.
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05/10/2017

It's Time to Choose Your Domain Name For Your Branding Campaign

If you're a business owner, you surely want to increase the value of your brand. The way to get started on this important operation is to choose a domain name for your website. This is your first exercise in public relations, worldwide communication, and corporate branding. It therefore needs to be a choice that you make only after plenty of time and hard thought. This is one area where you cannot afford to make a mistake. An obsolete or poorly thought out brand name will haunt you throughout your crucial first quarter of operations and may sink you altogether.


What Is the First Step in Choosing a Domain Name For Your Site?

The first thing you need to do is check available domain names to make sure that the one you have in mind isn't already taken by someone else. Once you have determined that your proposed domain name is fully original and unique, it's a good idea to test its strength against others that your competitors are using. Do a quick Google search for other companies in your field in order to learn what kind of names are popular. Pay special attention to the names that top the list of search results because these are the ones that are likely to be the most well accepted.

Make the Maximum Use of SEO Tactics When You Name Your New Domain

The domain name that you choose will be the name that potential customers type into the search bar in order to visit your site. For this reason, you need to know how to make the maximum use of SEO tactics when you name your new domain. Do a quick search for SEO keywords in your chosen field. Try to incorporate at least one of the most popular names. This will act as a shortcut that may help make your new domain name more memorable and more likely to show up near the top of major search engine results. This is the goal that you should always have in mind when you choose a domain name.

Make Sure Your Domain Name Is Easy to Spell and Remember 

One of the most important things to keep in mind when choosing a domain name for your company website is to make it easy to spell and remember. Always choose the name that is easy to pronounce and able to be typed quickly. Don't go for some overly fancy and complex play on words. Make your name short and sharp so that it can roll easily and quickly off the tongue of the average customer. This is the key to long-term memorability in the public eye.

Choose the Web Hosting Deal That Will Best Fit Your Personal Needs

The final consideration to keep in mind is that you will need to choose the web hosting package that will best fit the needs of your new business. This involves much more than choosing the domain name of your website. You will need to shop around the world wide web in order to find the precise package that best suits your long-term goals. Affordability and convenience are major assets, as well as the ability to contact your provider at any time of the day or night.
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20/09/2017

What Are premium Domain Names

Have you ever searched for a domain name and discovered that the cost of it was very high? Most times you may want to buy a domain name and then you perform a search and see that the domain name has already been registered and it is offered for sale at a very high price. This type of domain name is referred to as a premium domain.


Premium domain names are domain names that have already been registered by someone or by a registry. These domain names usually have keywords which are highly brandable and easy to remember. Many of them are already receiving a considerable amount of organic traffic and rank very well in search engine results pages (SERPs).

Domain names are like a virtual real estate. A unique domain name will always increase in price value. When someone buys a domain name with an important or sought after keywords, he may decide to keep it, wait and then offer it for sale. Most of these domain names are what people directly search for on the internet when in need of a particular service or product. For example, a person who wants to buy a domain name may likely type domain.com on his web browser. This is a perfect example of a unique domain name which is currently in use by a domain name registrar.

Most big business owners buy a premium domain that tells people more about their business. Car.com will let you know that the website is about cars without being told. Premium domain name can have the name of a location, physical product or service and most usually are the .com extension. But of recent other domain extensions such as .org and .net have been flagged as premium domains.

When a domain name is flagged as premium, it can be sold for thousands of dollar but renewal fee will always be the same as the regular cost for that TLD. Some premium domain names expire and are available for registration. Some domain name registrars will give you the opportunity to acquire such domain names and some may not. Domain investors (domainers) makes a lot of money by acquiring premium domain names and selling to other investors or those who need them for their business at a high value.


What Determines The Price Of  A Premium Domain Name

Age is always the first factor in the evaluation of a premium domain name. There are some domain names that have been registered since the year 2000. You can't expect such domain names to be sold for just few hundred bucks.  Other factors are domain keywords (spelling or wording), traffic the domain is already receiving from search engine or direct traffic.

Can you use your money to buy a domain name sold above the regular cost? 
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15/09/2017

How To Setup GoDaddy Domain On Blogspot To Custom Domain

 A custom domain is a branded domain name which uniquely identifies your business on the internet. Many started their blog with a subdomain. I too started the same way. If you are really serious about your brand, it is necessary to use a custom domain.

If you are on blogger platform and you bought a domain from GoDaddy, this post will guide you on how you can do the redirection.


To begin, log into your dashboard at blogger.com
Click on Settings and click on Set up third-party URL for your blog


On the next page, add the GoDaddy domain name and click Save.


You will get an error: We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12. You shouldn't worry about it. What it means is that you need to add two CNAMEs to your GoDaddy domain and also add A record.


To complete the setup, go to your GoDaddy account. Click on the domain. On the next page, click on Manage DNS.

At this stage, you need to add A record. Click on ADD and choose A.

You need to add A record one after the other as shown in the screenshot below.


Add the A records below one after the other. Make sure you save after each process.
@ 216.239.32.21
@ 216.239.34.21
@ 216.239.36.21
@ 216.239.38.21

Delete the default A record, that is, the one you saw there before you begin to add the new A records. You should have the following below after you are done. 


The next step is to add the CNAMEs. Click on ADD and select CNAME as seen below.


Go back to your blogger settings, copy the CNAMEs record and add one after the other as seen in the screenshots below.


Add the next CNAME record and Save.


 Once you are done, go back to blogger and click on Save. After that, click on Edit


Tick that box as shown below in the screenshot and save.



If you follow the above procedures closely, you should be able to redirect your blogspot to a custom domain with GoDaddy.  Your Godaddy dashboard interface may be different from what you see in this post but the settings are always the same.

If you find this tutorial useful, you can share with others who may need it. 
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