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Choosing The Perfect Domain Name For Your Business

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Choosing your domain name is just like choosing your company name — it requires a lot of thought and consideration and it can be overwhelming. Your domain name is your online identity; so when you want to choose a domain name, make sure you choose a name that suits your business and also easy to find and promote.

Here are some tips to help you pick the perfect domain name:

1. MAKE IT EASY TO TYPE

Finding a domain name that is easy to type is crucial to online success. If you use slang (u instead of you) or words with multiple spellings (express vs. xpress), it might be more difficult for customers to find your site.

2. KEEP IT SHORT

If your domain name is long and complex, there’s a tendency that your customer might mistype or misspell it.  It is best to keep it short and simple.

3. USE KEYWORDS

Try using keywords that describe your business and the services you offer. For example, if you’re into tyre sales business, you may want to register tyresales.com

INCLUDE THE KEYWORDS THAT PEOPLE ENTER WHEN SEARCHING FOR YOUR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

It helps improve your rank on search engines (which increases traffic) and just makes more sense to your customers.

4. TARGET YOUR LOCATION

If your business is local, consider including your city or state in your domain name to make it easy for local customers to find and remember. Example: nigeriatyresales.com.

5. AVOID NUMBERS AND HYPHENS

Numbers and hyphens are often misunderstood — people who hear your website address don’t know if you’re using a numeral (5) or it’s spelled out (five) or they misplace or forget the dash. If you need these in your domain, register the different variations to be safe.

6. BE MEMORABLE

There are millions of registered domain names, so having a domain that’s catchy and memorable is essential. Once you’ve come up with a name, share it with close friends to make sure it sounds appealing and makes sense to others.

7. RESEARCH IT

Make sure the name you’ve selected isn’t trademarked, copyrighted or being used by another company. This could result in a serious legal mess that could cost you a fortune, as well as your domain!

8. USE AN APPROPRIATE DOMAIN NAME EXTENSION

Extensions are suffixes, such as .com or .net, at the end of web addresses. These can have specific uses, so make sure to choose one that works for your business. The .com domain extension is far and away the most popular, but it can be tough to get a short and memorable .com domain name because it’s been around for so long.

Here are some other top extensions and how they’re often used:

  • .co : an abbreviation for company, commerce, and community.
  • .info : informational sites.
  • .net : technical, Internet infrastructure sites.
  • .org : non-commercial organizations and nonprofits.
  • .biz : business or commercial use, like e-commerce sites.
  • .me : blogs, resumes or personal sites.

Pro tip: You don’t need to build a website for every domain. Just forward any additional domains to your primary website.

9. PROTECT AND BUILD YOUR BRAND

To protect your brand, you should purchase various domain extensions, as well as misspelled versions of your domain name. This prevents competitors from registering other versions and ensures your customers are directed to your website, even if they mistype it.

10. Take Action

Domain names sell quickly. Thankfully, they’re not so expensive, so register your favorite domain names as soon as possible,before someone else takes it.

 

The WhatsApp feature you’ve been dying for is finally here… if you use Android

 

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Wireless carriers have one more reason to hate WhatsApp, as Facebook’s popular messaging platform is about to get even better… and more potentially threatening to their bottom lines.


The WhatsApp Call feature brings unlimited voice calling to users with an Androiddevice and the app update can be downloaded directly from the company’s website, in case it’s not already available via the Google Play Store.

Rolled out for testing a few weeks ago, the feature was available to any WhatsApp user who either received an invite for it or a call from someone with access to it.

iIn order for WhatsApp Call to work you obviously need Internet access on your mobile device. The company also recommends an unlimited data plan if you can’t stick to Wi-Fi. Furthermore, WhatsApp says the feature will work on any smartphone running at least Android 2.1, but tablets aren’t supported at this time.

It’s not clear when WhatsApp iOS users who don’t manually download the new version will receive the update, but it’s likely that the iPhone app will also get the same functionality in the near future.

According to data shared in early January, WhatsApp has more than 700 million monthly users who are sending more than 30 billion texts a day. Many of them will certainly appreciate this voice calling feature on top of unlimited WhatsApp texting, especially when it comes to making long-distance calls.

 

9 Reasons Your Business Needs A Website

10 compelling resons your business needs a website

9 reasons your business MUST have a website.
Considering the exponential growth of the Internet, the question should no longer be about whether YOU should have a website or not, the question needs to be how soon should YOU get a website if YOU do not already have one?
A website is as much an integral part of your day-to-day business as the telephone on your desk. Just as you will miss a great part of your business without your telephone, you are missing great business growth opportunities by not having a website for your business. A plethora of new opportunities appear for you as soon as you have a website. Although there can be infinite reasons, given below are the 9 most important reasons why your business MUST have a website:

 

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Engage and expand your audience across the web with social media marketing.

  • Target influencers in your niche.
  • Increase word-of-mouth referrals.
  • Stay on top of conversations about your industry and company.

How to Submit Blogger Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

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Submitting Blogger Sitemap to Google Webmaster tools is a must for any blogger that wish to be successful. Submitting your blog sitemap to Google webmaster tools will help your blog in the sense that whenever you make a new post on your blog, Google will get notified and your blog will get indexed on Google search engine. 

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