Housing.com Probably Bought IREF.com Along with the Indian Real Estate Forum!

You may have noticed that Housing.com has bought an online real estate forum for INR 8 Crores. I have used this forum a while back to discuss about my real estate purchases. It is a great forum called the Indian Real Estate Forum but usually referred to as IREF. Even the logo is just IREF.

housing logoIt is hosted at IndianRealEstateForum.com – a pretty long and boring domain name which is almost impossible to type every time you want to visit that forum.

It is quite reasonable to buy the domain IREF.com and rebrand the Indian Real Estate Forum.

Housing.com doesn’t need anyone to teach them about the importance of owning good domain names. They bought Housing.com at a price of $500,000 (Around 3 Crores INR) to move away from Housing.co.in.

Right now if you visit IREF.com, it redirects to IndianRealEstateForum.com. I guess this is a recent change. Four letter .com names (called as LLLL.com) usually sell for high prices in the range of $10,000 – $25,000.

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7 Valuable Tips to Get the Best Possible Domain Name for Your Business

Choosing a great brandable domain name for business is just as important as selecting the business name itself. Domain names have become so important that, many companies look for available domain names even before deciding a name for their company.

For some business-owners, domain name selection may seem like the least important aspect of running the company. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Domain names are the first thing that people think of when they get online. For this reason, it is very important to come up with a great domain name to attract visitors to your website.

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Ergonomic Table Height for Laptops & Desktops with Big Monitors

Ergonomics mean a lot to me. Working is not an easy thing. It takes mental focus, concentration and will power to get work done. There is no reason to make it even more difficult with bad ergonomics and a dull working space.

The height of tables has always been 30″ inches. It is the standard height for reading desks, dining tables and computer desks. Computer desks still have 30″ height but they have a keyboard tray which is at 26″.

If you are working with your laptop, the keyboard should be at 26″ high – which means the laptop needs to be placed at a height of 26″. But many offices, home offices and work desks at home still retain the standard height of 30″ and it is extremely unergonomic to have a keyboard at 30″ high.

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How to Integrate Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools

Google analytics and Webmaster tools are two great tools by Google which helps webmasters get insights about their website. However, they perform slightly different functions in how they gather and report data.

Website SEO (search engine optimization) analysis and process flat vector concept

Google analytics is more about what happens in your website once visitors enter your website. Webmaster tools is mostly about the Google search engine and what happens before people click on your website link.

Hypothetically, If you have no intention of getting traffic from the Google search engine, you would have no need of Webmaster tools.

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Get Your Pages Indexed Immediately with ‘Fetch as Google’ in Webmaster Tools

Unless your website gets thousands of visitors a day and is very popular, your new blog post or page takes time (sometimes a few hours to a few days) to get indexed in the Google search engine.

Here, I will show you a method to get your page indexed almost immediately. You can do it with the ‘Fetch as Google’ option in Google Webmaster Tools.

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It is recommended that you get your page indexed as soon as you publish it. This is important because someone else could copy your content, publish it on their website and get them indexed first.

The search engines could consider that page as the original or authoritative one and rank it higher than your page. This is only a theory, but many SEO experts agree that search engines do give weight to the page that is indexed first.

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