Despite bookmarks, social media, etc…, domain names are still very important to the success of the websites and blogs built upon them. A great domain name can be the difference between a successful website or blog and one that is doomed to become a failure. If you were to ask someone “Where did you get that great shirt?” and they said “I got it at this really great website called superstorename.com.” it is likely to be remembered by that person and they in turn might visit that website to see what they offer. On the other hand if you asked someone the same question and they replied by saying “I faved a Tweet by someone I came across online and there was a website link in one of their previous Tweets and I followed that link and found this great online store who’s domain name I can’t remember.” then it is highly unlikely that you will receive a visit to your website because there is not a memorable domain name they will remember. Now before we go further into why a great domain name matters, I think I should outline some things that help define what a “great domainREAD MORE !
When you are considering starting your own website or blog one of the first things that you need to think about is what domain name you will be using for it. If you don’t know what a domain name is, a domain name is the web address that you type into your web browser window to take you to a particular website. Something like google.com, ulterios.com and so on. The domain name that you choose to use for your website or blog is more important than many people think. This article will point out a couple of the reasons why the domain name and the spelling of the name that you use for your website or blog should be considered to be very important, and why you should put some serious thought into which domain name you choose to use for your site. First off, the domain name that you choose to use for your website or blog is the name that you will be known by as far as your website visitors and potential website visitors. So, put some thought as to what you want your site to be known as. You don’t want something that looks or soundsREAD MORE !
Although not everyone will easily admit it, everyone does make mistakes. This is just part of life and the lessons that we must learn in our lives. If we don’t learn from our mistakes, what is to prevent us for repeating those same mistakes again? You know, sometimes making mistakes is just plain unavoidable. We try and try to do everything right in our lives but at some point or another, we WILL make mistakes. All we can do in life is to try our best to avoid making too many and try not to make any really big mistakes, especially the ones that are avoidable and beyond our control. We all try to avoid making mistakes because they can sometimes hurt physically, mentally or even financially. The thing that we need to do is to think about what exactly it is that we did wrong and try to remember what that was so that we can try to avoid the same mistake happening again in the future. A famous Roman politician and philosopher named Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) has a famous quote that is one of my favorite quotes. It says “Any man can make mistakes, but onlyREAD MORE !
Lately I have seen a big growth in the amount of new people dabbling in domain investing or, better known as domaining. One thing that seems to happen to just about every new domainer (someone who buys domain names for the purpose of selling them for a profit) is that they jump right in and start buying up domain names that they think will make them the most profit. The thing that most forget to do is the needed research that every domain buyer (especially someone new to domain buying) should do before buying that great new domain name. A common mistake that many new domainers do is that they will register a domain that is a Trademark violation for a current Trademark holder. Most people who have never bought a domain before don’t realize that just because a domain is available, that doesn’t mean that you should buy it. If you are to invest your money, no matter if it’s a $.99 .com domain that you are getting at GoDaddy.com using a discount registration code or if you are buying from a private party or elsewhere, you want to make sure that that investment isn’t lost or worse,READ MORE !
I bought a domain name a couple of weeks ago that was a drop/expired domain. I got it for registration fee (the regular cost to register the domain) and it is a good, dictionary word domain. I did my normal research on the domain before I bought it and everything looked good except that it had nothing in the Google index. It was parked (basically just an advertising site) for the previous 6-9 months so I wasn’t sure if that was why it wasn’t indexed. Since it was a good dictionary word that was great for the purpose I wanted it for I went ahead and took a chance since it only cost registration fee. I didn’t have much to lose, other than a few bucks. I had plans to develop the domain into a website so I installed WordPress and went ahead and slapped up a contact and a couple of other pages just for temporary use. I then went and added it to my Google Webmasters account and got it verified. I submitted the pages and by the next day nothing had showed up in Google yet. Usually the pages that get submitted to Google get indexed quicklyREAD MORE !
Well since the holiday season is upon us I thought I might share some thoughts, tips and experiences about holiday shopping! Soon it will be time to start thinking about those holiday deals that the retailers force upon us with their TV advertisements, internet advertisements, newspaper advertisements, etc. It’s hard to miss out on all these ads since this time of year those advertisers just seem to find every way possible to get those great deals to find there way into your life somehow. No matter where you look, the ads will make there way into your vision and thoughts. These advertisements will start increasing as we near Thanksgiving and the Loved and Hated Black Friday holiday shopping kick-off. So then what will you do? You must have a few things that you have thought about buying lately, right? Either for a loved one, a dear friend, a family member or even yourself, those holiday shopping thoughts will creep into your mind? So then what are you going to do? Some people like to get their holiday shopping done early so they won’t have to worry about it anymore. Some will wait till the last minute hoping to grabREAD MORE !