How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Business

It is fascinating to think back when I used to buy domain names all the time (I even sold one once!) and how I determined what I was going to buy. We just started up a new business CircuPress and never even named the company until we were sure that we could buy the domain name for it! I guess the times they are a changing. When it comes to selecting a domain name, striking

My Blogging Checklist…

Last week I had coffee with Brandon McGee, a VP with Huntington bank that specializes in Mobile Banking. Brandon’s blog has some great search engine ranking – thanks to his concentrated content as well as the tight niche he’s blogging about. We chatted about his blog and even talked mobile for a while, he’s provided me with some cool insight as to where the industry is going and it’s quite exciting. Here’s a synopsis of

What’s in it? Where is it? How? Web Marketing Strategies

When you’re going to open a store, you decide where to put the store, what to put in the store, and how do you get people to it. Opening a website, regardless of whether or not it’s a retail establishment, requires similar strategies: What’s going to be in your website? Where will your website be? How can people find it? How will you keep them? What’s going to be on your Website? Believe it or

What Search Engines Read…

Search engines index pages with complex algorithms that weigh a ton of different variables, both internal and external to your page. I do think it’s important to recognize what key elements that Search Engines pay attention to, though. Most of them are elements that you have full control over when planning or designing your site or simply writing your page. This is regardless of whether it’s a typical marketing brochure website, a blog, or any

Own Your Domain!

One of the new features of Blogger is that you can host the application on your domain. (I noticed they offer using your Google Account login on the new platform, too. That’s nice). WordPress has offered to host your blog, customizing your theme, adding plugins, etc. for quite a while now. I believe it’s one of the key reasons why I chose WordPress… I wanted to own my domain. Why? The problem with starting your