Another Random Domaining Notes Post
Here goes another group of random domain investing and domain business development thoughts from the past week. It was a bit of a crazy week due to moving and the follow up meetings after last weeks seminar. Here we go:
Sometimes the newspapers figure it out pretty quick, Friday while heading out to the truck we used to move our office equipment a lady came up to ask us if we were launching a new business. I let her know that we had been in business but had been fortunate enough to outgrow our old space and were in the process of moving. After she asked what we did I gave her our elevator pitch. She looked at me and said, “I guess you would not be interested in an ad in the newspaper then?”. I stated that the newspapers were not big fans of ours and then, knowing the answer, asked her if she was with the local paper. Obviously the answer was yes. I must say I missed the boat by not asking her if she would like to interview for one of our open sales positions….
We continue to be invited to new speaking opportunities, in the past week we have had two requests to come do the same seminar we did a couple weeks back to new groups of people and organizations. From a domaining standpoint it is really a pretty neat thing to have people actually start thinking about the proper name selection and send us questions and look for help in selecting the proper name for their move to promoting their business online.
While at the St. Louis Cardinals Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers playoff game (did the Cardinals ever show up) I met a nice couple who asked what kind of business I was in. After discussing it the first thing they asked about was consulting prices for Facebook and Twitter promotion. I am amazed on a daily basis on how many businesses we have asking us for support in those areas. These type of conversations happen everyday, at this point in the game if a business does not have a solid website and social marketing plan they are missing the boat.
Sometime back I did a post about the domain backorder and auction services needing a solid mobile interface (Snapnames and Namejet), this week with all time out of the office we had I yet again had issues with not being able to access the system properly, even on my iPhone. Top this off with ATT just totally lacking in stable Internet service in both my home and office this week and my week of drop catching was not good at all…
This is post #99 for me, it looks like, and I noticed this last week, my Alexa 3 month average ranking may break 100K on the same day I make my 100th post. I have been averaging around the 40 to 50K range daily lately but the 3 month ranking is the one they show by default so I been waiting to see it go below 100K. In reality it should drop rapidly based on the past month or two average this blog has had. Thanks to all for following this site, it is very much appreciated.