A Domain By Any Other Name

I’ve been thinking a lot about domain names lately. Mostly because I’ve been thinking about rebranding this site and my business for a variety of reasons. Choosing a domain name has never been easy for me. Seems as soon as I decide on one I like and check it’s availability it’s already gone. The worst I think was a time I delayed on a name I wanted only to have it registered during the time I first thought about it and the day I went to register it. Lesson learned I hope. Since domains have been on my mind I thought I would share some of my thoughts. Not on the specifics of what I’m choosing, but my thoughts on choosing a domain name in general.

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Using Conditional Comments to Fix IE Bugs

Anyone who has ever developed a website is aware of cross browser inconsistencies. This is especially true for those of you rightfully working to eliminate table based layouts and make the move to an all css layout. Often what works in one browser won’t work in another or more precisely when you follow the standards like you should it often won’t work in Internet Explorer. Fortunately it’s not too hard to workaround the problem. The two methods I use most often are the underscore hack and Conditional Comments.

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Display Trusted Logos To Increase Sales

Last week I was talking about trust in the context of seo and making your company more transparent to your customers. One way you can build trust and directly improve sales is to align yourself with other trusted companies. You’re probably already aligned with trusted businesses, though you may not realize it right away. And all you need to do is display their logo to piggy back on their trust with your customers.

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The Secret SEO Formula To #1 Ranking

You’d think most people would learn quickly enough that there is no secret formula to seo. That there is no equation that when applied will guarantee top results, bring large amounts of traffic and result in a site owner deliriously spending all their instant millions. Still every day, on every forum that discusses seo in some way there will be at least one question where that’s what someone is hoping to get as an answer. So for everyone who wants a secret magic seo formula here it is.

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Blogs And The Long Tail Of Search

Lately I’ve seen a lot of questions in small business and webmaster forums relating to how a blog can help a website. A few clients have brought up the idea of adding blogs to their site as well. While a blog isn’t a magic pill for your site, it can improve traffic by becoming a magnet for long tail searches.

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