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Search Engine Optimization or SEO… an Introduction


“Everybody’s talking at me. I don’t hear a word they’re saying. Only echoes in my mind.” Nilsson for the soundtrack to Midnight Cowboy, 1969

When it comes to understanding the wonderful world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), we can all feel like Joe Buck in “Midnight Cowboy.” However, when you break it down again and consider what it means, SEO is not all that difficult.

Here is a brief primer on what you need to know about SEO.

1. Content is King.

The major search engines like Yahoo, Bing, and Google interpret importance or relevance as popularity. The more traffic a site is getting, the more eyeballs are examining it, then the more valuable the information on that site must be. That is why having good content that attracts more visitors really is what matters most...

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Affiliate Getting Started, Series 1: Choosing An Affiliate Network


by Caroline, Name.com Domain Concierge

We’re assuming you already know what an Affiliate is and have a desire to start making money by promoting services/products in your niche on your blog. A quick way for locating Advertisers in your niche is through an Affiliate Network. Affiliate Networks act as intermediaries between you the Affiliate and the Advertiser. Affiliate Networks allow you to compare various offers from Advertisers and you can choose which offers to participate in and promote via your blog.

Soo’85How the heck do you choose an Affiliate Network? We thought http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/4388.asp had a few great suggestions for you to consider when selecting a network...

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Name.com Daily Tut: Forwarding your Domain to Sell Your Home


Domain (aka URL or web address) forwarding has got to be the easiest and least expensive way (it comes free with your domain) to market your home. Yesterday we forwarded a domain to someone’s LinkedIn profile to help them get a job. Today we’ll assist home sellers and real estate agents with the same idea. With Name.com, once you buy a domain, one of the many tools available to you is being able to forward it to the website of your choosing.

Remember, if you don’t find the .COM you want, see if you can get the .INFO, .NET, .CO or even .BIZ.

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Name.com Daily Tut: How to use URL Forwarding to land a gig


Now this is pretty basic stuff, especially to you Domainers who have more web addresses than socks, but it’s an important reason why everyone should have at least one domain: using it to forward to your online resume. Instead of “Please, please go to Linkedin.com/mynameandsomerandomcharacters and consider me for the postion,” you can say, “I’m glad you hired me after seeing mysimpledomain.com.”

And thanks Chris for letting us use you and your info!

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How to Transfer your Domains from GoDaddy to Name.com


Maybe, just maybe, you’re creeped out by Jean-Claude Van Damme. And maybe you’re not so quick to forgive gross Super Bowl commercials and elephant deaths. Maybe you want to transfer your domain to name.com. If that’s the case, here’s a step-by-step guide.

*Transferring a domain is pretty simple, but there’s a lot of back-and-forth between your GoDaddy account, your name.com account, and your email account. It’s a lot easier to explain in a video than in a screenshot tutorial, so you might want to watch our video tutorial first.

**Read this post for information on how to transfer your domain without disrupting your website or email service.

1. Unlock the domain in your GoDaddy account

  • Log in to GoDaddy, navigate to the domains menu, and then click “launch” for the domain you intend to tran...
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Name.com Daily Tut: Get your free blog or website in about two minutes


Go.

It really is that easy, and the one-page PageZen is free. FREE. Get online presence for your ideas, your business and your brand, and getting there is easy. EASY.

I’d like to have one more thing to put into all caps but I think that’s good.

GOOD!

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Name.com Daily Tut: What is WhoIs


We continue our daily quest to make learning fun and/or interesting. Today, our Domain Concierge Caroline shows us how to protect our privacy with the simple addition of Who.Is.

Who.Is will protect your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and it gives you insight into the domains you want.

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Name.com Daily Tut: Installing and Using Apple iTunes Match


It used to be difficult to pick which person at Name.com was the biggest Apple Fanboy/girl. Then along came Michael and, it’s clear, none of us can compete. He has every gadget and he knows everything about every gadget. That’s a big step, going from wannabe Fanboy/girl to the real deal Fanboy/girl, as many people use only about five percent of their Apple product’s potential. Michael uses it until he’s in sync, as if he embodies its technology. It’s weird, especially when he needs something and uses your face as a touchscreen. But we get many uses from Michael (I’ve heard his computer say his name like that car in Knight Rider) including incredible web design and these useful Apple tutorials.

As you can see it works!

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Name.com Daily Tut: Using the Lost Password Tool


Ryan of Name.com Customer Support rarely leaves his desk. So for him to come by and share his Name kNowledge is a quite a treat. I might be overstating that, but if you lose your password and need assistance at 2am on a Sunday, then you cannot overstate enough his help in this video tutorial.

Thanks Ryan. Because of you and the properties of Karma, one day the Buffalo Bills WILL win a Superbowl.

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Name.com Tutorial: How to Change your Name Name Servers


We’re doing a tutorial a day. Rough title: Daily Tuts. We asked customer support, “What do people most want to know?” Changing name servers was at the top of the list and became the inaugural Daily Tut. Katie in Customer Support offers her assistance.

So that’s it. Although still not sure if Nameserver is one word or two.

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