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Creating your .BIO website


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It starts like this—like a biography—where you sit down with the name.com website builder and add the photos and description of what you or your business can do. Then you hit the publish button. In a quick click you have that portfolio—or your own business, or your freelance talents, or your resume—looking professional, uploaded, and online.

You’ve published the life story you want to share. It’s your information: Curated by you, owned by you, and found under the exact domain you want.

We’re not going to sell you with a bunch of talk. We’ll show you how this is done. The person writing this blog isn’t just a corporate stooge in a tie hoping to spout enough superlatives to make a sale. I work at name.com, but I’m also a writer, a comic, and I’m an insanely proud dad. With my own budding .BIO website, I get to showcase exactly what I want clients and name.com’s new corporate owners to know about me.

Click to begin your .BIO with the name.com website builder.

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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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How to get traffic to your website: The Web Address, Episode 2


Some people simply know how to get things done. I’m not sure whether you’d call Whitney Trujillo a serial entrepreneur or a biz dev genius or one hip woman who somehow raises two boys (with her husband, Carlos) while harnessing the power of the web to make digital magic, but whatever it is, she garners goodness with great ideas and a ton of hard work. In our second episode of The Web Address, we talk to Trujillo about how she gets so much traffic to her website, The Mother List, and she divulges the secrets to great headlines, tricks of solid SEO, and why you shouldn’t get preachy on the ‘Net. Also, we unveil the latest Meme of the Week and send name.com support legend Erik Kinney into the street to find Denver’s inner Ninjas.Read More

Be The First on the Internet to Use These Domains: Week of March 26th


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The Early Access Program is a really great feature for New Domains from the Donuts registry. It allows you to start using certain New Domains before the rest of the Internet and create Internet history.

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Win Custom Stickers to Promote Your Website


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At name.com we love small businesses and startups! That’s why we’re always on the hunt for opportunities to help you promote all of the amazing stuff that you’re doing and building. Our latest opportunity for you to share your awesomeness with the world is a contest with Sticker Mule that could land you a bunch of free stickers with your logo on them. The rules of the contest are simple.

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6 Great WordPress Plugins for Business Websites


Do you have a website or blog for your business that runs on WordPress? If you do, there are a lot of plugins out there that promise to help you optimize your site and increase sales. We decided to sift through them and find the best. These plugins will help you keep users on your site longer, help people discover your business, and streamline your WordPress experience.

1. Yoast’s WordPress SEO:

This plugin is a fantastic because it’s the complete package. It lets you change page titles, meta-descriptions, keywords, etc., and shows a preview of  how the page will appear in Google search results.

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(Download it here)

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How to Create a Custom .US URL Shortener


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The shorter a web address is, the easier it is to remember and share. That’s why a lot of sites that have long URLs are turning to link shorteners. By now, you’ve probably noticed on Twitter that there are tons of short URLs such as bit.ly, ow.ly, and t.co. Sure, you can use one of these services, but what if you want to have your own branded URL? It’s easy to create your own custom URL shortener, and .US is a perfect domain extension to do it with, because it’s only two characters and it’s easy to remember.

Say for example you have a WordPress blog. The URL for a blog post might be http://blog.name.com/2013/marketing-tips/5-reasons-to-use-a-us-as-a-url-shortner/… that’s a really long name and doesn’t look too nice if it’s getting shared...

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The Benefits of Bringing a Small Business Online


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The benefits of bringing a small business online far outweigh the disadvantages. In fact, it could be argued that there are no real disadvantages when it comes to bringing a business online because the Internet is the resource people turn to when they want to learn about products and services. The Internet has become the new first point of contact a customer has with a brand, which means that an online presence is an important strategic weapon for a business to have in its marketing arsenal.

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7 Marketing Tips You Can Learn from David Ogilvy


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David Ogilvy was an advertising wizard. He moved from Great Britain to New York City to become the King of Madison Avenue. He became the King by creating some of the most iconic, and in turn, successful advertising campaigns of all time. What’s arguably just as impressive is that his marketing strategies, which he crafted from the ’60s through the ’80s, were so thought-provoking that they can still be applied to products and services today.

We found and dissected a handful of great quotes from Ogilvy to help ignite your marketing mind:

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5 Best Social Media Management Tools


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If you’re looking to generate new leads and increase traffic to a website, social media is one of the most effective ways to do so. Managing your presence on a social network can be a bit difficult, especially when it comes to focusing on engagement with fans. To help you get through the clutter, here are name.com‘s 5 best social media management tools.

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