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Slides: How to never run out of great ideas


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We were browsing Slideshare.net when we came across a fantastic slideshow from Dr. Pete Meyers, a Marketing Scientist at Moz. The slideshow is titled, “How to Never Run Out of Great Ideas,” and shows how individuals are being bombarded with content, which is making content marketing an increasingly difficult thing to be successful at.  It’s becoming hard to stand out with content marketing, which is why Dr. Meyers outlines some easy-to-try processes and strategies that will help make your content marketing efforts more sustainable and effective.

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Choosing the perfect domain extension in three easy steps


You have unlimited choices when it comes to your domain name, thanks to all the New Domains coming into the fold. That’s great news if you’re looking for a memorable and intuitive domain name, but having so many choices can also prove overwhelming—nothing’s worse than knowing what you want and then being presented with every option in the world. We can help narrow your choices down in three easy steps that will make it possible to go from “Wha????” [brain explosion] to “Success!”

So much decision.

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5 best content marketing ideas of all time to grow your business


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Getting your content to stand out online is one of the hardest marketing things to do. There are millions of websites and blog posts published each day, all vying for the attention of the billions of people browsing the Internet. We’ve done research into what makes people click to a website, stay on a website, and ultimately make a purchase. We’re not going to keep the tips and tricks we’ve learned a secret because our goal is to see your business thrive. Below are what we consider the 5 best content marketing ideas to grow your business:

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Cool Office: The San Francisco Office of Lumosity


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One of the easiest ways to get inspired to build your business up is to glance at incredibly designed offices. It’s inspiring to see how successful businesses have built up great cultures that encourage employees to go the extra mile to make their products or services thrive. While looking for a cool office to show off, we stumbled across the office of Lumosity, which is located in San Francisco. It’s a seriously awesome company home and seeing their office is something that will energize you to go out there and crush it.

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Successful Twitter Marketing: A Guide to Twitter Marketing for Businesses


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Marketing on Twitter can yield some seriously awesome results for your business. We put together a short slide deck to help you kick start your Twitter marketing efforts to drive more sales and traffic to your website. After reading our guide to Twitter marketing for businesses, you’ll be more motivated than ever to turn to Twitter to find business success.

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Growing Your Business: Lessons from Uber on Fueling Growth


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Uber grew, fast. We looked at how the car service was able to grow so quickly, so that you can apply some of the things that they did to help grow your own business:

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Content Marketing to Drive Sales and Traffic


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At name.com, we’ve found that content marketing is a wildly successful way to drive traffic and increase website conversions. Content marketing can grow your business, too, but only if you’re creating quality content that’s easy to share. Even if you’re already creating quality content, it’s very likely that there are steps you can take to optimize your content marketing strategy to rank higher in search engines, get more social media referrals, and truly get the most out of the time and talent invested in content.

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Save on .CO registrations for the next seven days


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The headline says it all. We’ve got a big sale on .CO domain names from now through Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Use the promo code GOODCO at checkout and the registration price will be just $9.99 (regularly $12.99). Yup, that’s right: One of the best and most memorable domains out there, available at a $3.00 discount.

.CO is just as recognizable as .COM, it’s even shorter, and there’s great availability. It’s the perfect solution for your new website or startup idea. Start your search now.

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(If you’re a current Name.com customer you probably received an email with this promo code, but it mistakenly said that the expiration date was June 16, 2014. We’re sorry for the error and for any confusion it caused—the expiration is indeed July 16.)

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How to test your applications to make sure they work with new top-level domains


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Google recently announced a tool at the Google I/O conference called Domain Test. Domain Test is a way for developers to test if their applications are compatible with the new top-level (TLD) domains that are currently being released. The Domain Test product was launched as a partnership between Google Registry, Donuts, Uniregistry, and Ausregistry as an open source project available under the Apache 2 license, and is currently available to be used for free on 126 New TLDs.

Domain Test is a powerful resource for developers because the New TLDs contain new domain aspects such as long lengths and non-Latin characters that can cause software bugs. The tool is currently available on Github and the repository is filled with documentation and code for Domain Test so that developers can easily find and fix problems.

The service runs on AppEngine and any developer can use it. You can head over to GitHub and use Domain Test here.

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Google Sells Domain Names | The Web Address Ep. 3


It should be the most terrifying specter to anyone who sells domains: Google has opened a beta version of a registrar and is planning on retailing domain names. This could be a lot like when a Walmart opens next to a corner store, but we break it down into pros and cons; we dig beneath the surface of the largest company on the web and look for something positive about having Godzilla as our competition. Googlzilla?

Also, we discuss the Meme of the Week. It’s has World Cup written all over it.

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