PageZen Top 5 Tips and Tricks

Like we’ve said before, PageZen is easy, and we don’t say that in the condescending oh-we-know-you-can-do-it way that someone says right when they give you a ton of work. We’re saying it in the old school “it’s easy” way. Back when “bad” meant “bad” instead of “awesome” and “sick” was still ill. PageZen is easy. Here’s how you take your PageZen website to the next level.

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Twitter, FourSquare VC Says "Be Your Own Bee-Yotch"

There’s some offensive language here, but sometimes (and I’m sorry mom) it can be effective. Fred Wilson, whose mere presence is every startup company’s fantasy, offers his advice on whether to use Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

You know the Smash Summit has good content when the lighting is awful, the sound even worse, and people are still riveted by the speakers. (Not to call you out Microsoft, but this was your building and your Internet didn’t even work. I was kind of hoping for a giant paperclip to come and help me.)
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(VIDEO) Good On-Page Search Engine Optimization

Do you want your website to be on page #1 of Google? Start with these five important on-page SEO elements:

  • Page Title
  • Meta Description
  • Header Tag
  • Page text
  • Image Tags
VIDEO 1: The most important on-page optimization elements

VIDEO 2: Putting this into action – Denver Architect on page #1

This is only part of the story! For more detailed SEO information (which I know you can’t live without), please check out my other SEO posts.

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Great things happen with good domain names

Hey fellow Namers,

It’s been a great month here in Denver – mostly because the snow is melting – but also because we’re still quickly growing. As many of you saw last year, we were added to the Top 5 Best Registrars in Domain Wire’s annual survey because of your write in votes – thanks guys! (We’re still waiting for 2011 DW survey results). Since that time, we have moved to a new office location, released our reseller API program, and have worked on a number of awesome additional products that will be rolled out shortly.

Our Success Comes from Our Name
If there is anything that I’ve learned from this company’s success, its that the power of a good domain name is paramount to anything else you can do to build your business and your brand online...

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To .BE Or Not To .BE We have been seeing these types of domain names pop up for the past few years, but what exactly are they? In short, these domains are called “Vanity Domains.” While most vanity domains are typically used to express the individuality of the person who owns the domain, these domains use unique ccTLDs (Country Code Top-Level Domains) to create a fun play on words. Though some of these domains are difficult to remember (see, the majority of them are aimed at removing unnecessary letters from their name., as a company, is based around this concept. Rather than having to go to, users merely need to type in the name of the company into their browser and the website comes up. It’s this simple concept that makes an unforgettable name...

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How To Spot a Domain Scam

In the past we’ve posted about the Domain Registry of America scam, and there are a few sites out there showcasing some of the other ones that are out there. One of my favorites is Rather than continue posting about specific scams, we wanted to share some tips on how to spot them.

Know how your registrar communicates with you.

Most, if not all, of the major registrars will communicate primarily through email. If you receive a letter in the mail asking you to renew your domains, that should be a red flag. If you receive a cold call pressuring you for information, another red flag.

Know your registrar’s payment policies.

Since the majority of registrars do business online, you are most likely going to be paying w...

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We wanted to follow up our second podcast (SEO Basics) with a video that shows some of the tips we discussed. In this video we once again use Beer Fridays as an example and show you how to edit your page title, meta data, and permalinks using WordPress.

There are tags in the video you can hover over to skip to the different sections. If you have any thoughts or questions, let us know in the comments!

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Are Exact Match Domains in Trouble? (SEO)

Hey everyone,

There’s been some buzz lately about exact match domain names and how search engines (particularly Google and Bing) may be not giving them as much authority in the future. We at believe strongly is the power of registering exact match domain names for SEO purposes but I wanted to open up this question to the community.

A Long Time Ago…
In the past (a decade ago) you could effectively keyword-stuff your content to the hilt and Yahoo would love you and instantly promote you. Now, that is changed. Also, Google used to allow hidden keywords (same color as background) and you could still rank higher. I’ve honestly never attempted this but have caught plenty of people doing it even within the last year or two.

I took a formal search engine marketing (SEM) course recently i...

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Quick Keyword Analysis Using Google Adwords (SEO)


It’s been a fun week here at and even more fun writing about SEO today on the blog. This week, I wanted to briefly talk about one of the fundamental points of SEO and that is keyword analysis using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. It is a good tool to take a quick look at your target keywords for your particular SEO campaign because it shows you a “rough” view of how many visitors are searching a particular keyword on any given month.

Quick-N-Dirty Keyword Analysis
Now, since we are looking at the “quick” method I won’t spend a lot of time today looking at definitions, filtering options and additional analysis which you can do with the Google Adwords Keyword Tool (which you should do on your own)...

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Tips For Building/Redesigning Your Website

Building and redesigning your website can be a daunting task, but it is one of the most important parts of your internet marketing strategy. Here are a few tips we thought we’d share:

Use Effective Page Titles

You want your page titles to stand out from all the others when someone performs a Google search. You also want your titles to provide useful information. A good practice is to use the format “Keywords | Business Name” for your page titles. Often times sites will just put a bunch of keywords in their page titles, which only helps it blend in with the thousand other sites using similar keywords. Keep it to a couple solid keywords with a vertical bar and then your business name to help set you apart.

Flash Isn’t as Flashy as You Think

Websites built in flash may look cool, but all this...

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