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My photography website now has a cool new URL with .photo domain extension


We all know the familiar .com, .org, .net, .gov and all the different country code Internet domain extensions. Recently a whole bunch of new  generic Top-level Domains (gTLDs) have become available, like .mobi, .porn, .finance and so on. For photo and photography related websites there are a few new cool extensions: .pic, .pictures, .photo, .photos and .photography (as far as I know at this time). The more obvious cool domain names with these extensions have already been claimed. I think I was lucky to scoop up this one for my site which makes for an awesome URL: worldtravel.photo

Now I have had a discussion with a true SEO guru (that’s someone who is an expert in search engine, i.e. Google, optimisation) who claimed that these weird extension are no good and will lead to no better web exposure. People will not take you seriously if you do not have a .com domain. Well, other experts say that it doesn’t make a difference and personally I think it looks pretty cool! Don’t you agree?

The only decision to make is whether to put the www. prefix in front of it or not. It would make the URL look more familiar to those who are unaware of these new extensions. But I think the familiar prefix is ugly and usually absolutely unnecessary. What do you think? Let me know by leaving a comment.

The big question of course is, will it actually bring more and better exposure? We will see.. The fact that you are reading this should be a good indicator. 🙂

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The new mobile office

Have you been sitting at your desk while thinking “I need some fresh air”? Or ever wished you had a multifunctional and mobile desk? This man in Beijing, China, has invented the new mobile office.

I took this shot while wandering the hutongs, the narrow streets and alleys, of Beijing. A very nice way to get a feel for the ‘old’ Beijing. The number of hutongs have dropped dramatically as they are demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. More recently, some hutongs have been designated as protected areas in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history. They are a big contrast to the new, modern and wide avenues that traverse the city.

The new mobile office, Beijing, China

The new mobile office, Beijing, China

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Food in Taipei

One of the highlights of visiting Taipei, Taiwan, is going for food at the Shilin Night Market. You may not always know what you’re eating and you may encounter things you would normally never even consider eating. Fact is, it is an interesting and lively place, well worth a visit.

The stalls are all brightly lit so you will be able to shoot pictures at an acceptable exposure time. Bring a tripod if you want wider shots of the streets but be aware that it can be very crowded, especially around dinner time! Oh, and they sell very cheap selfie-sticks there too. 😉


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