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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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4 Ways to Help Your Brand Conquer Social Media


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One of the most difficult aspects of social media marketing is how overwhelming it can appear. There are countless ways to position your brand online, which makes it difficult to figure out how to tackle websites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Tumblr. You and your brand can begin conquering social media by having a fundamental understanding of four social media tactics: engagement, creating quality content, being pure and original, and constantly experimenting.

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10 Creative Landing Pages


Startups spend a lot of time working on their landing pages. This is for good reason, because the landing page is the first time a potential user meets your company and your product. If they like what they see, they’re more likely to sign up for the service or purchase the product. A good landing page gets users interested in a product or service and converts visitors into users. We decided to look at 10 creative landing pages. This list is no particular order, it’s just a random sampling of pages we think are fantastic.

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Name.com spokesperson Vic Dixon gives an in-depth review of the Moto X


Name.com spokesperson Vic Dixon learned about the brand new Moto X “Google Phone” that was announced yesterday. After his analysis of the phone, he wanted to share some of his thoughts on it, wondering things like if the phone was really called the “moto cross” phone and he shares a terrifying story about how he was once in a motorcycle accident.

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WordPress now powers 18.9% of the Internet


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Ready for an absolutely mind-boggling statistic about WordPress? The blogging and website platform now powers 18.9 percent of the Internet, according to WordPress creator Matt Mullenberg.

“We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress,” Mullenberg said. “… We’re going to see the number of people who have WordPress as part of their daily habits grow exponentially.”

Mullenberg shared this staggering statistic at the annual San Francisco WordCamp conference. In the talk he also chatted about the next two versions of WordPress in the pipeline, including some insight about how the company envisions its own growth.

Most of the sites and blogs that use WordPress are in English—about 66 percent of them. Monthly pageviews for WordPress-powered sites is now massive, with 4 billion projected pageviews for all WordPress sites combined in 2013.

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How to Easily Import Your Tumblr into a WordPress Blog


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Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform that makes it easy to post and share content with your friends. Today Yahoo announced that they have acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion in stock and cash. Tumblr users have expressed concern about whether Yahoo can successfully keep the easy-going attitude of the Tumblr community alive. A press release from Yahoo that began with, “We promise not to screw it up.” seems to have just increased skepticism regarding the preservation of the creative vibe of Tumblr when Yahoo takes the reigns.

If you’re one of the many people who don’t want to wait to see how this acquisition plays out and are ready to switch to WordPress, we outline how to easily import your Tumblr to a WordPress blog below. WordPress is a fantastic alternative to Tumblr because it is a blogging service that offers a wider range of customization and features than Tumblr.

How to Get Started:

Before you get started, you’re going to need to setup a WordPress blog. I recommend using our RapidPress tool so that you can get your own domain (yourname.com), web hosting, and your new WordPress blog up right away.

Once Your WordPress Blog is Installed and Ready to Go:

Now that you have your WordPress blog installed, you need to go to the WordPress admin dashboard (yourdomain.com/wp-admin) and click on Tools > Import.

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On the import page, you’re going to see a list of importing tools for various blog services. You’re going to want to click on Tumblr and install the Tumblr importer.

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RapidPress as an Alternative to Tumblr


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Now that Yahoo has announced their acquisition of blogging service Tumblr, it may very well be the perfect time for you to jump on the WordPress blogging train. You can easily make the switch by using the Name.com RapidPress tool and then importing all of your Tumblr posts over. If you’re unsure of what RapidPress is, it is a one-click WordPress installation tool that includes both a domain and web hosting.

There have been some early signs that a lot of people may be making the switch away from Tumblr. WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg publically stated that on Sunday night, an unusually high number of people imported there posts from Tumblr to WordPress. This is perhaps an early sign that a fair amount of people are looking to flee Tumblr now that it is part of Yahoo.

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The Best Deal on .TV Domain Names in the Industry. Period.


This is the best deal in the business. And when we say “business” we mean all businesses everywhere ever, because every entity out for success could use a quality domain for the least amount of money. Now hang onto yourself because I’m about to pull out the big font…

For a limited time get your brand new .TV domain for $10.99 per year for up to 10 years!*

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If you’re not familiar with the domain industry, you might be like, “Heavens to Betsy, that’s over a hundred bucks!” But .TV annual renewals are ugly. You’re getting ten years for less than what three years of .TV typically costs anywhere else. Really. If you find a lower price, I’ll shave your name in my back.

But more about why this is important: .TV domains are coveted and memorable, they represent the video culture that is exploding ...

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