A podcast I listen to regularly always begins with the host asking his guests, “How did you end up doing what you do?” This guy interviews a variety of experts including economists, horticulturists, former FBI agents, nutritionists – even falconers! I have yet to hear one of them say, “Yep, even as I small child … More How to Tell Your Story (and Why It Matters)
Someone shared a quote with me recently about new websites: “If you build it, they won’t come.” Sheesh, I couldn’t have said it better myself… So once your website is up and running, how in the world is anybody going to find it? If you’re hoping your new website will just land at the top … More Getting Visitors to Your Website
This is what happened when I was setting up the website for my parents’ business which is called The Homestead House. The domains HomesteadHouse.com and TheHomesteadHouse.com were already taken. Bummer… We ended up going with HomesteadHouseOnline.com, but we could have also used something like… HomesteadHouseMoran.com HomesteadHouseTexas.com HomesteadHouseHunt.com (“Is it ‘hunt ‘ or ‘hunting?’”) HuntStephensCounty.com (“Is … More But Someone Already Got the Domain I Wanted!
A few quick thoughts on domain names that work well and others… not so much. designs4u.com vs. designs4you.com vs. designsforyou.com Imagine that you say to someone in conversation, “My website is designs for you dot com.” Which of the above websites are they most likely to visit? emilymckelvain.com People have trouble pronouncing my last name … More Examples of Good & Not-So-Good Domain Names
Your domain name is the “address” where your website lives. It’s the part that comes after the “www.” and runs through the “.com.” It’s one of the ways people find you online*, and you want it to be easy to remember and hard to get wrong. There is no right or wrong domain for your … More 5 Tips for Choosing Your Domain Name