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5 tips for a better blog


5 tips for a better blog

Close your eyes and think about a blog that you absolutely love. Now, think about your own blog. Do the two evoke the same feelings?

If your answer is yes, then kudos to you! Your blog sounds pretty awesome. But if your blog seems lackluster in comparison, don’t freak out. It takes a ton of time and dedication to create a great blog and there is bound to be some trial and error involved.

So what separates an OK blog from a great one? When it comes to a blog’s look, feel, and overall quality, a few simple changes can make a big difference. Check out these five tips that can instantly improve your blog.

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Updated for June 2015: Collision lists, and how to get a previously unreleased domain name


This post contains a lengthy explanation of collision lists and previously unreleased domain names. But if you’d like to just skip to finding out when previously unreleased domains will be released (grouped by date and TLD) go here.
The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Apple just released iOS 9, here’s how to download it


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During the WWDC 2015 keynote today, Apple announced the main features and updates to iOS 9. In addition to the massive amount of new features and functionality, Apple also announced that the first beta version of iOS 9 is available for download immediately.

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Be more awesome online with our forwarding tools


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If you’re looking for the best tools to be more awesome online, then look no further! We’ve streamlined our forwarding tools to help bring your domain names to life right away. The tools are FREE, and they make it so that you can easily connect your domain to any online presence that you already have. This means that, for example, if you had the domain alex.social, you could work some forwarding magic to make your domain automagically forward to your LinkedIn profile (see this example in action here: alex.social).

What are these tools?

URL Forwarding: this is exactly what we showed in our example above. You can take your domain and make it forward to any destination online. If you have a popular YouTube channel, existing website with a long URL, popular Twitter account, etc...

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Something Phishy: How to spot phishing scams


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One of the many reasons that our customers are the best in the world is that they contact us whenever something doesn’t seem right. That’s how we found out that a bunch of weasels (or perhaps a lone weasel) were sending fake Name.com emails to phish personal information. Not cool.

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Getting the most out of freelancing, your business and name.com | The Web Address New Years Re$olutions


In what could be the most comprehensive Web Address ever, we talk to three people about getting the most out of 2015. You have new goals and resolutions, and we think you’ll find information to help you with any endeavor you choose. We bring in Jon Liu, our intrepid icon of our user interface, to explain how you can get more out of Name.com. With our new, more responsive site you can buy and manage your domains wherever you go. And then there’s URL Forwarding. It’s the easiest way to get the most out of your web properties.

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How to Take Better Pictures | The Web Address Ep. 7


It’s all about the picture. It’s not that people don’t want to read (well, not always), it’s that people don’t have the time to read. Besides, what attracts you more: an intriguing photo or a huge clump of words? Right. That’s why I’ll keep this description to a minimum.

This week’s Web Address features Craig Walker, two-time Pulitzer Prize photographer from the Denver Post. He’s shared stories from around the world with pictures that have truly touched the lives of millions. He joins us to help you get a better photo.

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A new way to get discovered with Yelp and TripAdvisor


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The brand new domain name .REVIEWS is here, and it’s making it easier than ever for people to discover the Yelp or TripAdvisor reviews that are posted about your business.

We’ll use a restaurant across the street from the Name.com office, Cherry Cricket, as an example. Below are the current URLs to find reviews for Cherry Cricket:

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cherry-cricket-denver

TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33388-d379407-Reviews-Cherry_Cricket-Denver_Colorado.html

Those are pretty long URLs! Instead of having those long URLs, Cherry Cricket could hop onto Name.com and snag the domain name CherryCricket.reviews, and then use URL forwarding to redirect the domain to either their Yelp reviews page or TripAdvisor reviews page.

Or, Cherry Cricket could ...

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Public Relations Tips From a PR Pro | The Web Address Ep. 4


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At name.com we like public relations advice as much as any business, but we would be remiss to say that we weren’t overwhelmed with giddiness to hear what Doyle Albee has to say about taking on big issues in a way that makes you look good while actually doing good. So we highly suggest that you watch this month’s Web Address. Mr. Albee, co-owner of Metzger/Albee PR, lays down his decades of experience in a candid, funny and informative way. He reminds you of your access to the biggest megaphone on the planet, that news reporters would like your help (not your generic press release,) and how he helped turn around one of the biggest gaffes in corporate history...

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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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