A few weeks ago we rolled out our new blog design—and we hope you love it as much as we do! But a surprising amount of work and time goes into choosing a new WordPress theme. You have to consider your audience, the purpose of your website, performance, and more to make an informed choice that will benefit your site. Whether you are choosing a theme for a brand new website, or you just want to give your current one an update, there are several questions you should ask yourself before making design changes to your blog.
Give your personal website an edge with New Domains
If you’ve ever Googled yourself before (and admit it, you have) it would be shocking to hear that every result that showed up was actually about you. Sure, you might get lucky and rank within the first couple of hits, but there’s usually going to be someone else out there with the same or a similar name. And that can get a little awkward—especially when a potential client or employer who looks you up comes across the personal website of someone other than you.
New Domains allow individuals to create custom URLs that show your personal brand and expertise. Rather than than using a generic domain for your personal website, choose a domain that stands out.
Uplift Social talks expansion, partnerships, and New Domains
Uplift Social is a new but rapidly-growing contender in the social media management game. Owen Smith, the company’s co-founder, recently spoke with us here at Name.com to discuss how the business got its start and what’s in store for the future.
How and when did Uplift Social get started?
Uplift Social was founded back in December 2014 by myself and my co-founder and CTO, Ainsley. With the explosion of social media in the last few years it has never been a better time for businesses to start growing their community and promoting themselves through social. We see a huge opportunity for growth and expansion in the social media management and marketing space—that’s why we jumped in and started Uplift Social!
Political campaigns and the internet: A match made in New Domain heaven
You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard about the upcoming U.S. presidential election. And if you so happen to live under a rock, then props to you dude, we don’t judge.
The internet has played an enormous role in the outcome of political campaigns in recent years. In fact, some claim that without the internet, President Barack Obama would not have been elected in 2008. No matter what you believe, there is no argument that the internet is the main source of information about political campaigns for most Americans.
Why you need privacy protection for your domain names
If you’re new to websites, you may be unfamiliar with some of the additional services that registrars offer when you purchase a domain. One service that can be especially confusing is domain privacy protection. What is it? And is it really necessary?
5 Best Books for Social Media Marketing
There are a lot of books available that offer tips on social media marketing. Because there are so many books out there, it can be difficult to decide which books to read and which have the highest quality information. To avoid reading unnecessary books or repetitive information, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best books to boost your social media marketing efforts. These books are not just about social media, but also business, behavior, and general marketing. All of the books have one major commonality: a theme of persuasion and understanding consumer behavior. Even just reading one of the following books will help you become a better social media marketer and strategic thinker.
Branded navigation: How New Domains make it easier to share your best content
An online presence is a requirement for modern day businesses that want to prosper. But for most companies, that means more than just a website: it involves YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, a careers page, and more. And across each of these platforms or web pages, a strong, recognizable brand image must be present.
A lot of scary words get tossed around when you start creating your first website: SSL certificates, VAT IDs, name servers. And then there are DNS records: Those mysterious things that you know are super important but you just can’t wrap your head around what they are—much less manage them. And worst of all, some companies (we won’t name names!) charge you for it every month.
But you don’t have to be an internet guru to have and manage your own website. Getting online should be easy. That’s why Name.com has free DNS tools that can make all those scary, confusing internet things a little less frightening.
Have you ever created a new brand only to find that social media handles of the same name were already taken? Not a fun experience.
If you’re very ambitious, you might check ahead of time to make sure your brand name is available across all platforms. While we give you serious props for that, there are likely more valuable ways to use your time than jumping from social platform to social platform, trying out different handles. But we have some good news: There’s a tool that will handle social media branding for you.
YouTube, you lose? The surprising video platform that gets the most views
At Name.com, we make a lot of videos.
We rely on them to sell products, share information, and bring joy. But we also relied too much on YouTube as our sole source of video exposure. It’s an easy trap to get caught in: YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, and the two of them together are search engine beasts. Google is the #1 online search engine and YouTube is #2.
The one thing these internet giants lack is engagement—or at least the engagement you want. YouTube comments can be the internet’s bathroom stall of conversation.