Keyword Monday #3: Some Dollar Conversion EMDs

This is the third installment of Keyword Monday. As of this posting, these domain names are still available for registration from any domain registrar such as, etc. Please find some of the dollar conversion related exact match domains (EMDs) below:

1. DOLLARTOEURO.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 110,000

2. CONVERSIONDOLLAREURO.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 60,500

3. DOLLARTOPOUND.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 40,500

4. EURODOLLAREXCHANGERATE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 22,200

5. CONVERSIONEURODOLLAR.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 22,200

6. DOLLARRATETODAY.NET, DOLLARRATETODAY.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 18,100

7. EUROVSDOLLAR.NET, EUROVSDOLLAR.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 18,100

8. RUPEETODOLLAR.NET, RUPEETODOLLAR.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 18,100

9. USEXCHANGERATE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 14,800

10. DOLLARCONVERSION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 14,800


12. DOLLARSTOEURO.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 14,800

13. USDOLLARRATE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 12,100

14. 150GBPINUSD.NET, 150GBPINUSD.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 12,100

15. DOLLARTOINR.NET, DOLLARTOINR.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 12,100

16. DOLLARVSRUPEE.NET, DOLLARVSRUPEE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 12,100

17. 1000DOLLARBILL.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 9,900

18. EURORATETODAY.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 9,900

19. BAHTTODOLLAR.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 9,900


Keyword Monday #2: Free EMDs

Here is the next edition of Keyword Monday. As always, exact match domains (EMDs) are valuable because they are keyword-based domains. While some domain names are brandable and eventually become valuable brands that are household names, keyword-based domain names are valuable because of type-in traffic and the fact that the domain name immediately gives an accurate indication to the content of the website or blog.

Once again, these domains have been filtered down from hundreds. The ones that may have trademark issues are taken off the list, but due diligence is still needed if you are going to purchase any of them. Without further ado, these are the exact match domains that are currently still available to be registered from any domain name registrar:

1. 1960SFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 18,100

2. PAKISTANIFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 14,800

3. HIJABFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 12,100

4. FASHIONDESIGNINGGAMES.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 12,100

5. 1970SFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 9,900

6. FREEFASHIONGAMES.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 6,600

7. VICTORIANFASHION.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 6,600

8. FASHIONDESIGNERGAME.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 5,400

9. FASHIONGAMESONLINE.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 5,400

10. GRUNGEFASHION.NET, GRUNGEFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 5,400

11. STREETFASHIONBLOG.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 5,400

12. GAMESFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 5,400

13. FASHIONICONS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 5,400


15. FASHIONHISTORY.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 4,400

16. PUNKFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 4,400

17. FASHIONDESIGNGAMES.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 4,400

18. FASHIONWALLPAPER.NET, FASHIONWALLPAPER.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 4,400

19. FESTIVALFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 4,400


21. MODFASHION.NET, MODFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 3,600

22. GIRLSFASHIONGAMES.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 3,600

23. GIRLFASHIONGAMES.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 3,600

24. BOHEMIANFASHION.NET, BOHEMIANFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 3,600

25. SIXTIESFASHION.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 3,600

26. MUSLIMAHFASHION.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 2,900


28. FASHIONIDEAS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 2,900

29. KOREANFASHIONONLINE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 2,900

30. MANFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 2,900

31. 1990SFASHION.NET, 1990SFASHION.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 4,400

Best Free Premium WordPress Themes

WordPress is a wonderful content management system (CMS) for building websites and blogs. It is open source, free to use and extremely easy to manage. Using the cPanel in any webhosting platform, WordPress can easily be installed and set-up in minutes.

Thousands of Free WordPress Themes

There are many free WordPress themes that can be used as well. In fact, as of the writing of this article, there are more than 1,500 free WordPress themes that can be easily and quickly installed in the admin panel of any WordPress site.

Reasons Why Free WordPress Themes are Not Reliable

However, there are a couple of reasons free WordPress themes are not as desirable as they should be. From my experience of downloading and using free WordPress themes, I have found some of them to be broken and not updated to the latest versions of WordPress. There is also literally no support for some of them as the creators of the themes are either too busy or do not see the benefits of providing support for a free theme. Furthermore, there may be security issues with free themes as wayward designers may include malicious code or the theme itself can easily be hacked externally. Another issue is that even if the theme is working and updated now, there is no guarantee it will be in the future.

For these reasons, I have wasted numerous hours searching, downloading and using these themes that at the end of the day, gave me more frustration than they are worth. A lot time was wasted in finding solutions to the problems that come with broken and out-dated themes.

Free Premium Themes

This is where free premium themes come in. There are many WordPress vendors who make very good incomes selling premium themes. These themes are sold individually, in bundles or subscription-based. At the same time, many of these premium theme vendors give away free themes to promote their businesses. Some of them are completely free, while others are free to use but have certain paid features.

These premium themes are definitely superior because the theme vendors have the incentive to keep the themes updated and free of malicious code. Some of them also provide support in the form of community forums. Moreover, as long as they stay in business and are profitable, we can be sure that the themes will be kept up-to-date with the latest features as they will want to maintain their reputation and integrity. Below is a list of the best free themes provided by premium vendors.

Flexibility 3  – This is one of the best free themes. It is flexible, as the name suggests, and can be customized to be almost anything you want. It can be used as a blog, static website or sales page.

WooThemes – This is a very popular brand of premium themes. WooThemes currently has more than 15 free premium themes to choose from and use for free.

Templatic – They currently have 6 free premium themes at your disposal. – These are absolutely beautiful themes and currently has 10 free themes for you to choose from. They are Architekt, Simple Photo, Photo Grid, Blog Grid, Grid, Simple Grid, Unique, Grid Portfolio, Photo and Photographer.

eFrogThemes – There are two free premium WordPress themes that are available for download.

PageLines – The base theme framework for PageLines is free to download and use. Registration is required in order to download the theme.

FearlessFlyer – There are a couple of free premium themes from FearlessFlyer.

ThemeJunkie – There are 3 free premium themes named Table, Channel and FashionPress.

iThemes – They currently have more than 8 free premium WordPress themes for download and use. – 3 premium themes are available for free download. – There are currently 9 free premium themes in that is available for download. They are Kelontong Lite, Bangkoo Lite, AppCloud Lite, Disco Lite, Kakileema Lite, Dangdoot, BuySell Lite, TokoBajoo Shopify and Balita. – There are 11 free premium themes available for download. Registration is needed in order to download and use the free themes.

WPBusinessBundle – They have one very good free premium theme. – 4 basic free premium themes can be used by anyone. – ThemesKingdom currently have 5 free premium themes that are named Sinapp, Widely, Tint, Danko and Landis. – There are 2 free premium themes for download and they are Prospect and DigiFoto. – They have 6 premium themes for free download. – There are currently 2 premium themes that can be used for free and they are Respo and Themnific Basic. – They have 20 premium themes, of which 6 themes are available for free download. – There are currently 5 WordPress premium themes that can be downloaded for free. – There are more than 20 premium WordPress themes for free download. – They have one theme that you can use for free called the Mistletoe Theme.

WPCrunchy – Currently, there is one free theme for you to use and it is named the Teaser Theme.

ThemeZilla – A theme called Launch, this free theme is a tumblog style theme that is available for download.

Keyword Monday #1: Some Free Exact Match Domains

Having done quite extensive keyword research in the past, I have decided to release some of these exact match domains. This is a new section that will be posted every Monday, hence the name “Keyword Monday”.

What are exact match domains (EMDs)? These are domain names that are exactly the keyword targeted. EMDs normally refer to the top three domain extensions, .com, .net and .org, but can refer to other extensions as well. In this section, we will deal mainly with the top three domain extensions.

For an example of EMD, if the targeted keyword is “cheap handbags”, then the exact domain name will be “” (or .net and .org).

These domains have been filtered down from hundreds. The ones that may have trademark issues are taken off the list, but due diligence is still needed if you are going to purchase any of them. The below EMDs are still available for purchase, as of this writing, from any domain name registrar.

1. VIRTUALSTOCKEXCHANGE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 9,900

2. STOCKMARKETHOLIDAYS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 5,400

3. HOWTHESTOCKMARKETWORKS.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 5,400

4. FSTOCKPRICE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 2,400


6. STOCKC.NET, STOCKC.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 2,400

7. REVERSESTOCKSPLIT.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 2,400

8. MONTHLYDIVIDENDSTOCKS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,600

9. DOWSTOCKMARKET.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,600

10. STOCKRATINGS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,600

11. TOP10PENNYSTOCKS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,600

12. STOCKSYMBOL.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,600

13. STOCKMARKETSYMBOLS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,300

14. PINKSHEETSTOCKS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,300

15. JAPANESESTOCKMARKET.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,600

16. STOCKCHARTSFREE.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,300

17. STOCKTICKERSYMBOLS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,000

18. COALSTOCKS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 880



21. HKSTOCKEXCHANGE.NET, HKSTOCKEXCHANGE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 2,900


23. NZSTOCKEXCHANGE.NET, NZSTOCKEXCHANGE.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,900

24. FREESTOCKTIPS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,300

25. NEWYORKSTOCKMARKET.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,300


27. CANADIANDIVIDENDSTOCKS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,300

28. PREFEREDSTOCK.NET, PREFEREDSTOCK.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,000

29. STOCKEXCHANGEGAME.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,000


31. LIVESTOCKPRICES.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,000

32. NIFTY50STOCKS.NET, NIFTY50STOCKS.ORG – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,000

33. WALLSTREETSTOCKMARKET.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,000

34. STOCKEXCHANGEMARKET.NET – Exact Global Monthly Searches 1,000

Top 12 Free Image Sites

free images, free pictures, free picsOne of the best visual techniques in capturing your users’ attention is the use of images on your site. They are especially useful to bring a point across, beautify the website and enhance articles.

There are many stock free image sites on the web where you can purchase such images for reasonable prices. However, there are also many sites that let you download such high quality images free-of-charge. Find the best selection the internet has to offer:

1. StockFreeImages – This site belongs to and used to be in their free section. In March of 2012, all of the images were ported over to this current site. The images from this site alone has saved me thousands of dollars as I have literally used hundreds of their images for my niche sites. You will need to register one time in order to download and it has a liberal attribution policy (only required where possible). They currently have more than half a million large high-quality images (yes, you read that correctly, it is more than 570K images) for free download. If there is only one site you can choose, you definitely will not go wrong with

2. stock.xchng – This is one of the most well-known and popular site on the internet that has a large collection of free-to-use stock photos. Currently has almost 400K free images to choose from. Registration is a must to use the photos and attribution does not seem to be required at the moment.

3. – This site has plenty of images that are pretty original and it a very good site to source for new ones. Registration and attribution are required in order to download and use the images. The images, although smaller than most, are still great alternatives to the other sites.

4. StockPhotosForFree – This is a great site with over 100K free high-quality stock photos. Registration is required and attribution is not required in order to use the photos.

5. RGBStock – RGBStock has 72K free images and seems to be an extensive collection of unique photos. Registration is required but attribution is not.

6. Kozzi – Kozzi is a very popular free image resource. With over 50K images, it provides a very good alternative for photos. It also has an extensive collection of clipart for free download. Registration is required but attribution is not required to use the images.

7. – This is a fantastic site with over 32K images for free download. The images seem to be pretty unique. Do take note that the images are not for commercial use and cannot be used for a company’s website but can be used for personal blogs (even with ads on it). Consult their Terms of Use page if in doubt.

8. MorgueFile – MorgueFile has a good and extensive collection of photos that is free to use and download. Registration and attribution are not required.

9. FreeRangeStock – This is a site with a smaller collection but higher quality images. Some of their photos are taken by in-house photographers and come in good quality sizes. Registration is required to download but attribution seems to be not required.

10. – carries many different kinds of images. Some are from in-house photographers and others can be from contributions or are licensed to be distributed. Registration is not required and attribution is also not normally required, but may depend on the nature of the image.

11. Gimp-Savvy – This is a good resource of 27 thousand public domain photos from a couple of organizations. They are free to use and does not need registraion nor attribution.

12. – This is another great resource for public domain images. The images can be used for almost any purpose, including redistribution. Currently has more than 23K images. No registration and attribution are required.

Update: 13. – is an additional great website that offers more than 130k images that can be used for free. However, attribution and link back is required.

Bonus Free Image Site

Another great site to download free photos is PhotoXpress. There are many free images to choose from, however, there seems to be no way to find them on their site’s search engine. In order to do so, you will have to go to EveryStockPhoto and use their “Advance Search” function. From there, uncheck all the sites available and only leave PhotoXpress checked. Using this method, you will be able to find plenty of images for free. In fact, it may be an even better site than all the others. Registration is required on both sites.

Other Free Image Sites

Other free sites include, Photl and PixelPerfectDigital. Do take note of their Terms of Use as some of them do not allow their images to be used on commercial sites.

Paid Image Sites

If these image sites are still not enough for your usage, you may consider going the paid route. One of the best I have used is Some of their images can be downloaded for as low as US$1 per image. Simply go to their advanced search function and choose only level 0 images. These images will cost about US$1 each.

For bulk photos, has a great subscription plan that lets you download 25 full-sized images per day for US$249/month. This is a total of 750 images and works out to about 33 cents per image, which I think is an incredible deal for their high-quality photos.

Know of any better image sites? Do leave comments or give your recommendations below.

3 Ugly But Incredibly Successful Sites

When we create a website, most of us want to make it look good. We may buy the best templates or hire a web designer to make the site visually appealing to future readers. In fact, we may even not hold back our spending in the design department.

But can an ugly website actually be successful? Granted the aesthetic appeal of a website is subjective and many people will have differing opinions on whether a website design is beautiful or ugly. There are some designs that are minimalistic instead of ugly and Google is one that comes to mind. But there are some factors that give rise to what people may agree as ugly, such as bad color combinations, irregular fonts and misaligned columns, to name a few. Here, we look at a couple of wildly successful websites that are almost universally looked upon as loathsome:

craigslist,,, craigslist screenshot

Started way back in the 90s, you couldn’t tell the difference today. The design of Craigslist look like it hasn’t been changed for the last 15 years or so. With small fonts and its text only design with a white and grey background, it looks like what a 10-year old child with minimal HTML skills could design. But it is the largest classified site in the world. Its user base in July 2011 is estimated at 66 million and page views is estimated at 24 billion.

Alexa Global Rank for 43

Alexa US Rank for 8

plenty of fish, pof,, free dating site,, dating site is an online dating site started in 2004. With its odd color combination and lack of any real visual appeal, it is considered ugly by today’s standards. In fact, its design has not changed since its inception 8 years ago. But today, it garners an estimated 3 billion page views per month, which is large by any global standard.

Alexa Global Rank for 281

Alexa US Rank for 75

drudgereport, drudge report,

Any article on websites with uncomely designs wouldn’t be complete without the quintessential Drudge Report. It is the epitome of a highly successful site with the absolute raw basics of HTML. It currently gets an estimated 250 million hits per month and is considered one of the highest trafficked news site online, all this run by single person with only links on its homepage leading to other news sites and less than 120 webpages indexed by Google at any one time (site: search in Google).

Alexa Global Rank for 457

Alexa US Rank for 95

Why Are These Sites So Successful?

So, why are these sites so successful? Many people will jump to the conclusion that design doesn’t matter and does not inhibit a website’s success. However, there are several similarities in these sites. Firstly, they are all older sites that entered the virtual realm at the start of the internet. Thus, they have gotten a large user base before the explosion of sites on the internet and have gotten a head start.

Another argument is that content and functionality trumps design. What this means is that the content or usefulness of the site draws people more than a visually appealing but less functional one would. What do you guys think? Would love to read your comments below.

Top 10 Places to Sell Your Websites Online


After putting hours of research and effort into your website, you may find that you want to cash in on your prized asset. There are many places on the internet in which you can put your website up for sale. Below is a selection:

1. Flippa Currently the largest and most popular website marketplace, Flippa has come a long way since moving from its original roots in Sitepoint. It is the highest trafficked marketplace for websites and your website has the highest chance of finding a buyer if put up for sale here. It has a listing fee of $29 and a successful sale fee of 5%.

2.  Warrior ForumThe Warrior Forum is the highest traffic internet marketing forum and definitely can give your listing many pairs of eyes. The crowd is savvy but the chances of finding a buyer is definitely good.

3. DigitalPoint ForumThe Digital Point Forum is one of the most active internet marketing community on the web. It also has a section dedicated to the purchase and sale of websites and has systems in place for the confirmation of various statistics as well.

4. WebsiteBroker – This is a website marketplace that allows the listing of websites for sale. It seems to be very active and looks to be the closest alternative to Flippa and offers a one-time listing fee of $9.95 for 90 days.

5. EBay – Ebay is a very well-known auction site. It also has a category dedicated to “Internet Businesses and Websites”. It is a good alternative to list your site.

6. BuySellWebsite – BuySellWebsite is an established marketplace (since 2002) and has quite an active pool of buyers and sellers. They have listing and appraisal services as well.

7. Flipping Enterprises – Flipping Enterprises is a website brokerage where they try to find a buyer for your site. They have a pool of ready and regular buyers.

8.  WeSellYourSite This is a website marketplace cum website brokerage and seems to cater to the high-end if your sites are worth in the 5-figures, this is definitely a place you want to go to list your site.

9. DealASite.comA totally free site that allows both buyers and seller to list their sites. Also good for listing domain names.

10. WebMasters MarketPlace – This a fantastic looking marketplace for websites and is completely free to list. There are options for a featured homepage listing with a small price. The price is in credits and each credit equals US$1. Definitely worth a look for webmasters.

11. – This is forum that has a free marketplace for buying and selling websites. It is relatively new and has 3 dedicated sub-sections for the listing of sites. The sections seem to be less than 2 months old (at the time of this posting) and relatively new. Since it has very low to no fees, it is worth at least try.


Other Sites You May Want to Consider

There are many other sites that you want to consider. For forums, those in the Webmaster, Internet Marketing and Domain Name niches are all great places where you can sell your sites. Most of them do have sub-forums that allow the listing of sites for sale.

Classified ads sites such as Craigslist, Gumtree, Locanto etc. are good places to list your sites as well. Another option is sites that specialize in having businesses for sale. These sites normally allow the listing of websites as internet businesses and may get you a couple of potential buyers.

Other options include domain name sites. Some of these, such as SEDO and Afternic, provide a good alternative as well even though they specialize more in the buying and selling of domain names.

Top Canadian Golf Forums and Sites

Sometimes we build niche sites targeted towards a specific small niche, geographic region or both. Forums are a great place to interact and find more information. They can also be places where we can build a reputation by posting regularly. Backlinks that we get from these forums are great for SEO purposes as well as for a source of regular traffic. The following sites are targeted towards the Canadian golf niche:


Toronto Golf Nuts


Manitoba Golf Forum

Ottawa Golf Forum


Canadian Golfer

Ottawa Golf Blog


How to Make Money Online Without Financial Investment


For many of you who are just starting your online business journey, one very important consideration must be how much money is needed to get started? Well, there are actually quite a number of ways to do so with zero financial investment. But the less money used means more work and effort is needed. Let’s take a look at some of the best methods below.

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 properties are a fantastic way to get started as they require no initial start-up money on your part. All you have to do is register and start creating content. If you are able to get users to visit your content, the revenue earned from advertising will be split between you and the site or in some cases, all of the revenue will be deposited into your account.

Squidoo – This site is a great way to start your online journey as the only thing you need to do is register with them. All of the revenue earned on the site are earned through Squidoo itself and the revenue will be sent you by Squidoo. This means there is no requirement to register with the different advertising platforms such as Amazon, Google Adsense, Kontera etc. Just sign-up with Squidoo and you can begin earning income. Revenue is split 50-50 between you and Squidoo.

Hubpages – Hubpages is similar to Squidoo except you must register with the individual advertising platforms. They have various options such as EBay, Amazon, Google Adsense and Kontera. Revenue is split between you (60%) and Hubpages (40%).

Blogger – Blogger is owned by Google itself and is a free blogging platform. It is not much different from the two above, but you get to earn 100% of the profits from your site. It is a good option to learn about blogging and making money at the same time.

Article Marketing

Article marketing is another free method to earn money online. Any user can write an article and submit it to some of the free article directories. Some of these directories allow the use of affiliate links either in the content or in the author resource box. When readers click on the affiliate links and buy something, the owner of the article earns a commission.

It used to be an excellent one whereby users were able to write and rank the articles quickly and also make a good income as well. However, due to recent changes in Google, some of the most popular article directories no longer hold as much ranking power and thus have become less profitable.

Some of the popular article directories include EzineArticles, ArticlesBase, GoArticles and EzineMark.

Online Videos

There are many video sites nowadays as it gets easier to produce video content. Anybody with a webcam, camera phone or digital camera can produce videos at whim. Many video sites allow original video content creators to share revenue earned on their sites. These include YouTube, Flixya, Break, TubeMogul, BlipTV and more.

Getting a Freelance Online Job


Online Gigs


Taking Surveys

Paid-to-Click (PTC)



Choosing the Best Platform for Your Website's CMS

With the advancement of technology, there are countless platforms in which you can build your website with. These platforms are known as Content Management Systems (CMS) and they make the management of your website much easier.