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We will soon be "The Largest Retailer of Camera Gear in the World."

How can we realistically make this claim?  The answer is simple.  We are consistently beating our competitors.  Our competitors spend large sums of money year after year on advertising.  Instead, we invest wisely in Internet real estate (domain names) and waste zero dollars on advertising.  We've been heavily investing in Internet domains since 1998.

Has our approach been easy?  No.  But it has been very successful.  Even in the beginning, acquiring the highest quality domains was challenging.  We currently own more than one hundred investment grade Internet domains.

We are still adding quality domains to our array.  However, just as in the children's game Monopoly, the longer the game runs, the tougher it is to add quality properties.  Today, we find ourselves owning more high quality camera gear websites than anyone else.  We've never invested in an Internet domain and regretted it.

In this Internet age, brick & mortar stores are much more challenged.  One competitor, Ritz Camera, closed 365 of their 740 stores in 2009 (Click here for details)  In comparison, our sales doubled more than three times in 2009.

Instead of attempting to sell every product line under one website, our business is subdivided into multiple websites, more like a shopping mall than an individual store.  CameraGear.com is the highest level and does give the customer access to every product we offer.  However, an example of a subdivision site is CameraFilters.com.  A deeper subdivision is SkyFilters.com.  We have found most customers appreciate this easy method of finding products.  And as equally important, re-finding products plus easy word of mouth advertising are benefits of our domain hierarchies.

Search engine ranking is very important for any business.  As the Internet population is now learning, matching search terms with exact domain names leads to high search engine rankings.  The top four search engines (Google - 73% market share, Yahoo - 15% market share, Bing - 9% market share, and Ask - 2% market share) all appear to value this approach of matching search terms with exact domain names.

A quick and easy way to verify search engine ranking is to simply use the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button on Google.  Clicking on the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button with a specific search term directly takes you to the website with the #1 ranking.

We are currently (or recently) listed #1 for the following search terms:

Lens Cap   Camera Lens Cap
Lens Caps   Empty Filter Rings
Adapter Ring   Camera Lens Caps
Filter Stacker   Right Angle Lenses
Camera Filter   Camera Adapter Ring
Adapter Rings   Camera Filter Wallets
Filter Stackers   Camera Adapter Rings
Camera Filters   Camera Filter Stackers
Rear Lens Caps   Photography Lens Caps
Photo Lens Caps   Camera Rear Lens Caps
Right Angle Lens   Empty Camera Filter Rings

Our track record has proven that purchasing the plural generic domain name for a specific product is the most profitable method.  We only invest in .com domains.  Our domains do not have numbers, dashes, or unwanted words or letters.

Investing in the right domains and building quality websites has made the need to spend money for advertising obsolete.  The search engines do the advertising for us, at no cost to us.  Our advertising budget is zero.  With this business structure, our basic historical growth rate has been "Sales double every four months".  Our recipe for success is to simply have the right domain for the product, the lowest prices on the highest quality products, and great customer service.

Are we the only company that uses generic domain names?  No.  Click here to see a partial list of other generic domain names.

Once a domain is acquired, there is still a lot of work to develop it into a successful website.  To offer the best customer service, same day shipping is required.  The only way this can be achieved is by carrying an inventory.  And the inventory for each product line can run into millions of dollars very quickly. 

Here are a few milestones of our success to date:

 
CameraFilters.com - We are listed #1 on Google for the search term Camera Filters.  Google reports 14,800 visitors per month (nearly 500 per day) search with the phrase "Camera Filters".  Our site is approximately 20% developed.  We currently offer about 2,000 of the 10,000+ popular camera filters. 
 
CameraLenses.com - Google reports 74,000 visitors per month (nearly 2,500 per day) search for Camera Lenses.   Higher end camera lenses have retail prices of up to $10,000 each or more.  This site is not yet developed.
 
LensCaps.com - We are listed #1 on Google for the search terms Lens Cap, Lens Caps, and Camera Lens Caps.  According to Google, 4,400 visitors per month (nearly 150 per day) search for lens caps on the Internet.    Our mirrored sites include CameraLensCaps.com, CameraCaps.com, LenseCaps.com, ScopeCaps.com, LensCovers.com, CameraLensCovers.com & RifleScopeCovers.com.
 
CameraFlashes.com - Google reports over 4,000 visitors per month search for camera flashes on the Internet.  This site is not yet developed.
 
LensHoods.com - Google reports over 4,200 visitors per month (over 140 per day) search for lens hoods.  Our mirrored sites include CameraLensHoods.com, LensShades.com, and  CameraLensShades.com.
 
AdapterRings.com - We are listed #1 on Google for the search term Adapter Rings.  Google reports 1,300 visitors per month (over 40 per day) search for Adapter Rings.  Our mirrored sites include CameraAdapterRings.com, StepRings.com, SteppingRing.com, StepDownRings.com, and StepUpRings.com.
 
AdapterTubes.com - Small Modern digital cameras are commonly built with a telescoping (movable) lens.  To use regular camera filters, lens hoods, lens caps, and conversion lenses, an adapter tube is required.  Obviously, we are the worlds largest seller of adapter tubes.  A mirrored site includes CameraAdapterTubes.com
 
BodyCaps.com - Google reports over 3,000 visitors per month (over 100 per day) search for body cap & body caps. 
 
CameraBatteryPacks.com - Google reports over 1,000 visitors per month search for camera battery pack & camera battery packs.  
 
CameraCables.com - Google reports 3,600 visitors per month (over 100 per day) search for camera cables.
 
CameraCords.com - Google reports over 4,000 visitors per month (over 100 per day) search for camera cord & camera cords.  Subsites include SyncCords.com and ShutterReleases.com.
 
CameraRemotes.com - Google reports over 15,000 visitors per month (over 500 per day) search for camera remote & camera remotes.  A mirrored site includes CameraRemoteControls.com.
 
FlashBrackets.com -   Google reports over 15,000 visitors per month (over 500 per day) search for Flash Bracket or Flash Brackets.  A mirrored site includes CameraFlashBrackets.com.
 
FlashDiffusers.com Google reports over 28,000 visitors per month (nearly 1,000 per day) search for Flash Diffuser or Flash Diffusers.  A mirrored site includes CameraFlashDiffusers.com.
 
RearLensCaps.com - We are listed #1 on Google for the search terms Rear Lens Cap, Rear Lens Caps, Camera Rear Lens Cap, & Camera Rear Lens Caps.  Google reports over 1,000 visitors per month search for rear lens cap and rear lens caps.
 
LensPouches.com - Google reports over 2,400 visitors per month search for Lens Pouches.  Mirrored sites include LensePouches.com and CameraLensPouches.com.
 
CableReleases.com - Google reports over 33,100 visitors per month search for Cable Release & Cable Releases.
 
EmptyFilterRings.com - There is surprisingly a large demand for empty filter rings.  Many industrial and scientific companies order empty filter rings.
 
CapHolders.com - We are the worlds largest seller of cap holders.  We've perfected this product. 

 

Our Websites Under Development
(Partial List)

 
1)   AdapterRings.com   29) FilterStackers.com
2)   AdapterTubes.com   30) FilterWallets.com
3)   BinocularFilters.com   31) FlashBrackets.com
4)   BodyCaps.com   32) FlashDiffusers.com
5)   CableReleases.com   33) FlashMeters.com
6)   CameraBackpacks.com   34) GelFilters.com
7)   CameraBacks.com   35) HotShoeAdapters.com
8)   CameraBatteryGrips.com   36) InfraredFilters.com
9)   CameraBatteryPacks.com   37) LargeFormatCameras.com
10)   CameraBelts.com   38) LensBrushes.com
11)   CameraBodies.com   39) LensCaps.com
12)   CameraBrushes.com   40) LensHoods.com
13)   CameraCables.com   41) LensPouches.com
14)   CameraCords.com   42) MacroRings.com
15)   CameraDepo.com   43) MicroscopeFilter.com
16)   CameraFilters.com   44) RearLensCaps.com
17)   CameraFlashes.com   45) RifleScopeCovers.com
18)   CameraLenses.com   46) RightAngleLenses.com
19)   CameraMagazines.com   47) ScopeCaps.com
20)   CameraMultipliers.com   48) ScopeFilters.com
21)   CameraPods.com   49) SpacerRings.com
22)   CameraRemotes.com   50) SpottingScopeFilters.com
23)   CameraTeleconverters.com   51) StudioLightingKits.com
24)   CameraUmbrellas.com   52) TelescopeFilters.com
25)   CloseupFilters.com   53) Tmounts.com
26)   ColorMeters.com   54) TrickLenses.com
27)   CoolingFilters.com  

55)

TripodHeads.com
28)   EmptyFilterRings.com   56) WarmingFilters.com
 

Our Mirrored, Duplicate, and Additional Sites
(Partial List)

 
1)   AdapterTube.com   31) FilterStackCaps.com
2)   CameraAdapterRings.com   32) FlashCords.com
3)   CameraAdapterTubes.com   33) InfraredFilter.com
4)   CameraBatteryGrip.com   34) irFilter.com
5)   CameraBodyCaps.com   35) irFilters.com
6)   CameraCaps.com   36) LargeFormatDigitalCameras.com
7)   CameraFlashBrackets.com   37) LensFilters.com
8)   CameraFlashDiffusers.com   38) LensShades.com
9)   CameraHoods.com   39) LipstickBrushes.com
10)   CameraHotShoes.com   40) MediumFormatDigitalCameras.com
11)   CameraLensCaps.com   41) MetalLensHoods.com
12)   CameraLensCovers.com   42) MooseFilters.com
13)   CameraLensHoods.com   43) NameBrandCameras.com
14)   CameraLensPens.com   44) ndFilters.com
15)   CameraLensPouches.com   45) PhotoBackpacks.com
16)   CameraLensShades.com   46) ReversingRing.com
17)   CameraLighting.com   47) ReversingRings.com
18)   CameraLightingKits.com   48) RubberLensHoods.com
19)   CameraMeters.com   49) ShutterReleases.com
20)   CameraMonopods.com   50) SkyFilters.com
21)   CameraRemoteControls.com   51) SpyLenses.com
22)   CameraRings.com   52) StepDownRings.com
23)   CameraShoes.com   53) SteppingRing.com
24)   CameraTmounts.com   54) StepRings.com
25)   CameraT-mounts.com   55) StepUpRings.com
26)   CarbonFiberMonopods.com   56) StudioLightKits.com
27)   ColorTemperatureMeter.com   57) SyncCords.com
28)   ColorTemperatureMeters.com   58) Sync-Cords.com
29)   ConversionLenses.com   59) TelescopeFilter.com
30)   FilterLenses.com   60) TmountAdapters.com