Sara Bendrick from I Hate My Yard | The Web Address Ep. 5


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...

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Name.com promo code for September 2014: Jumpstart your idea


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It’s September, which means the end of summer is quickly approaching. As the heat turns to cold, you naturally start spending more and more time inside instead of playing around under the sun. Being forced to escape the chilly weather by taking refuge indoors has one major advantage though; it means you have more time to build that idea that was on your mind all summer.

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Tell your story online with the right domain name


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Our friends over at Rightside just finished up an ebook about how having the right domain name is the best way to tell your story online. We thought we’d give you a quick excerpt from their ebook and the link to download it:

“You can think of web domains in two ways: challenge and opportunity.

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Get on stage and share your business idea at Denver Insight Night


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Have you got an idea that will change the world? Or Arvada? We’d like to hear about your business and how it’s changing the economy, the culture and/or the universe. The show is called Denver Insight Night, and it takes place the night of Tuesday, Sept. 16 during the very popular Denver Startup Week. Here’s what you gotta do: Send us your pitch for a presentation. Keep it short and snappy. Include your brief synopsis of the story that people will see. I say “see” because Insight Night is inspired by the people who do Ignite Denver, so each presentation includes 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. If your pitch is voted in, you make the slides and we’ll help all we can along the way.

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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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How to create a short LinkedIn URL with a domain name


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A domain name can be more than just the home of your awesome website, but a way to brand yourself online. One new and creative way to use a domain that is quickly gaining in popularity is using a domain like .NINJA or .SOCIAL as a short and memorable name that forwards directly to your LinkedIn profile.

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3 ingredients for cooking up a killer marketing strategy


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Making a killer online marketing strategy isn’t the most difficult thing to do as long as you keep a few fundamental ideas in mind. You need to remember to define your target audience, set clear goals, and address competitor weaknesses when crafting your marketing plan. If you remember to do those three things, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to successfully grow your business.

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It’s not just you, the whole Internet is having hiccups right now


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If you’ve been finding your Internet speed slow over the last few days, it’s not just you. The Internet is having some hiccups according to many Internet service providers (ISPs). These technical problems being reported on by ISPs are causing people in the United States and some parts of Canada to have pages load extremely slow or not at all.

eBay was one of the largest websites affected by this problem The auction site was unavailable for hours in various parts of the world. They described the issue as being a “technical issue upstream,” which is just a complex way of saying the downtime wasn’t their fault.

These outages are causing domain and web hosting services to have a handful of outages that are beyond their control...

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Random Acts of Kindness: MOTSCRAK Denver


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Would you like a free cold beverage? Yes?

You’ve come to the right place because here’s our quandary at name.com: How do we let people know about us while not further chipping away at the psyche of an already ad-weary public? The studies vary, but it is estimated that the average person is bombarded with at least 1,000 commercial images per day. Most we don’t even pay attention to. That’s the key right there: most ads, labels, logos, sales, popups, banners, videos, GIFs, collages, murals, tableaus we’re completely ignoring. So how … how do we get in front of someone and make them care? We think we’ve landed upon just the answer.

It’s MOTSCRAK.

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Google is making SSL Certificates a bigger priority in search rankings


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Google has just published an interesting blog post about SEO best practices on its Webmaster Central Blog, and one interesting detail is that Google is going to start ranking sites with SSL Certificates higher. Google is making this move because it believes in making the internet a more secure place, and a more secure web starts with more secure website connections.

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