Here’s how you get a television show: You send your resume to a network and then they go bonkers and immediately draw up a contract. Or at least that’s how it happened for Sara Bendrick, who in one year went from landscaper to the host of I Hate My Yard on the DIY network. Truth is, she’s a landscaper before anything else, yet now she has to add the title of Internet Marketer. Don’t we all? No matter what we’re doing or creating, we have to be able to hustle. It’s the truth in an information saturated media landscape. It’s also why she joins us on The Web Address. We’re going to talk to Bendrick and her hired help (and name.com customer) Ashley “Networking Queen” Kingsley about what they plan to do to grow the popularity of her show...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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...Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More