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Google Explains Sudden Drop in Global and Local Monthly Search Volume Data

In a recent announcement about the AdWords Keyword Tool coming out of beta, Google has finally revealed information which explains the significant decrease in search volume data.

Domainers like to review Global and Local monthly search volume data for expired domain research, aftermarket valuations and more. It’s an excellent resource for getting a first impression of keyword popularity.

Many have been in a state of confusion as to why global monthly and local monthly search volume data rapidly dropped by tens of thousands or more in some cases.

The Google AdWords team explained:

Statistics in these columns are now based on search traffic only. Previously, they also included traffic from search partners.

Now, it’s not clear whether their search partners were powered by other engines or if they are referring to Google Custom Search implementations which display results on external websites.

It seems a shame to me to lose that extra search data. If it was indeed data from Google Custom Search setup on niche websites that was removed, they could now be significantly undervaluing keyword search volume.

This change is reported to come at the request of advertisers. Big AdWords bidders were likely not seeing the return expected from such high volume numbers. The new data should now accurately represent a potential for traffic from

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.

Google Explains Sudden Drop in Global and Local Monthly Search Volume Data


iPad Light Painting: Making Future Magic

The digital and mobile landscape has certainly been changing rapidly, in certain part by the Apple iPad. While the iPad is certainly practical for some, for others it is solely a device used to bring entertainment, and as some may succumb, to waste time. However, in all the creative things we’ve seen come out of the iPad, the iPad Light Painting by BERG is surely one of the most creative.

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BoxCar No Reserve Auction: 14 Great .Com Domains at Reseller Pricing

The industry leaders behind have just launched what looks to be a very promising domain marketplace. allows sellers to list multiple domains in a featured auction and has several other unique features for sellers.

Look out for a more comprehensive review of this new auction house soon, but first I have to let you know about a time-sensitive promotion and some amazing domain deals.

Today only (until midnight EST) you can sign up for membership at BoxCar for just $1 if you agree to place a bid on a domain in the next 24 hours.

After today, membership fees will return to $39.95 per year.

I am now featuring some of the domains found on AQDN at BoxCar auctions.

Now is your chance to take advantage of the promotional $1 membership fee and bid to win some great .com domains.

AQDN Domain Clearance at BoxCar

You’re not going to believe the low reseller prices!

These 14 domains have huge potential for branding and web development and could potentially be re-sold for much more than your initial bid.

Visit the auction now to see for yourself and view details on each name.

Again, today until midnight EST you can join BoxCar for $1 and bid on one or more of my affordable quality domain names.

If you have a minute please let me know what you think of BoxCar and if you will be signing up to bid or sell. I’m anxious to see how it works out. Hopefully a lot of people in the industry and interested end-users start to get involved.

Thanks in advance for visiting my auction! You can follow @AQDN on Twitter for updates and new listings.

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.

BoxCar No Reserve Auction: 14 Great .Com Domains at Reseller Pricing


Mobile Device Boom Sparks U.S. Net Address Shortage

The United States could run out of unique Internet addresses to assign to new devices by the end of next year, a telecommunications official said on Tuesday.

Internet Protocol version 4, known as IPv4, provides the dominant architecture for the Internet. It requires devices to have unique identifiers, known as an IP address, but it only has space for 4.3 billion of those addresses.

The recent profusion of mobile devices like Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and Apple’s iPad, and the expansion of Internet services to more homes have quickly depleted available addresses.

An upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol with more space, called IPv6, is available, but adoption in the United States has lagged behind Europe, China and other countries.

“We now face an exhaustion of IPv4 addresses,” Lawrence Strickling, administrator of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration, said at a meeting of government and industry stakeholders.

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Facebook IPO likely after late 2012: board member

Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, is likely to go public sometime after late 2012, a board member said, satisfying investors’ appetite for a slice of one of the Internet’s biggest growth stories.

A stock market debut by a company valued in the tens of billions of dollars would be one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the decade.

But Facebook board member, venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel stressed on Monday that will not happen until after late 2012, and would depend on the company hitting certain revenue targets and how its business model develops.

“It probably will IPO at some point. The lesson from Google seems to be that you don’t go public until very late,” Thiel told Reuters on the sidelines of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Monday.

Palo Alto, California-based Facebook, the booming social networking site dreamed up by Mark Zuckerberg and his buddies in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, is privately held and has released only nuggets of financial information.

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How To Customize The New PayPal Checkout Page

PayPal has just introduced one of the first major changes to its checkout process in years.  Shiny new branding and checkout page styling options are being rolled out for merchants to take advantage of.

The new checkout pages have been rated faster in usability testing by PayPal which helps tremendously to reduce shopping cart abandonment.

Also introduced with the update are custom payment page styles which allow PayPal members to include two branded logo images and surrounding border colors displayed as a gradient.

New page styles can be applied to all of PayPal’s eCommerce options:

  • Buy Now button
  • Checkout button
  • Donation button
  • PayPal Shopping Carts
  • PayPal Website Payments

Follow these simple steps to create a custom style for your PayPal checkout.

Step 1. Navigate to Profile Summary

Step 2. Navigate to Custom Payment Pages

Step 3. Add New Page Style

Step 4. Enter Your Logo Image URLs

Your logo should be resized to 190×60 pixels. It’s a pretty small space, so be sure to eliminate any whitespace in your logo by cropping it first.

The large 750×90 pixel banner image and additional border color options are also available, but are optional.

Step 5. Enter Color Code

You may find the Colorzilla addon for Firefox or EyeDropper extension for Chrome helpful for this step.

Do not include the # sign when pasting your hex color code here.

Step 6. Set Default OR Add Page Style Variable to Code

Once saved, you have the option to make your new custom page style the default for your account.

If you accept payments for more than one business or service, I recommend you add the “page_style” variable to define the name of a style for each of your checkout buttons or shopping cart code.


Your PayPal checkout should now feature your logo and accompanying colors. Here’s to a better branded, more seamless checkout experience for your customers!

Are you happy with these improvements? Are you planning on using all of the new page style options or just some? Please leave a comment below with your thoughts or consider sharing this how-to guide with a fellow PayPal merchant.

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.

How To Customize The New PayPal Checkout Page


30 Handpicked Expired .Com Domains Available To Register

Expired .Com Domains

It’s been awhile since the last available domains list here at DotSauce, but the wait is over. Today’s list features 30 domains, most of which are quality two-word combinations with clear development and resale potential.

Also included is a bonus set of five-letter pronounceable domains.

Register domains through this promo link to GoDaddy for just $7.49 per year.


Register domains through this promo link to GoDaddy for just $7.49 per year.

Please note!

  • Do not re-post this domain list anywhere.
  • Be sure to use a reputable bulk lookup tool.
  • Do not bulk register; only claim the domain(s) you truly want.

I plan to spend more time on domain research in the coming weeks, so these lists will start to appear more frequently. Your comments, feedback and support always help motivate me to provide these lists for free.

If you don’t want to miss the next round of handpicked expired domains: subscribe via RSS or follow @DotSauce on Twitter.

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.

30 Handpicked Expired .Com Domains Available To Register


COMMUNITY Becomes First Show Ever to “air” Twittersode

Leading into the season premiere of COMMUNITY, NBC and Sony Pictures Television will debut a COMMUNITY “Twittersode” Thursday, September 23 at 4:00p.m./PT (7:00p.m./ET). This event marks a first-of-its-kind digital marketing effort between NBC, Sony Pictures Television, and the characters of the comedy series COMMUNITY.

Just prior to the East Coast premiere of COMMUNITY, an exclusive “Twittersode,” comprised of 80 tweets, will unfold between everyone’s favorite COMMUNITY characters. The “Twittersode” will act as a prequel “scene” to the premiere episode and will focus on events leading up to the start of the characters second year at Greendale Community College including, making arrangements for their first meet up of the year as well as preparations for their first class, Anthropology 101.

The entire “Twittersode” event will be presented at www.NBC.COM/CommunityTwittersode

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