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Web Hosting / Re: Looking for a good free host!
« on: January 20, 2018, 11:15:46 AM »
I would not recommend a free host.
Hosting is exceptionally cheap now even 1$/month sometimes.
It's well worth the investment.

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Domains / 10 things to ponder when selecting a .com
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:58:54 AM »
This article I wrote appears on my site and I Thought it would be useful.

1. Proper names VS Common Names. First of all, there are two different kinds of names, proper names (unique words, person, place), or common names (things like cars or cheese.) The types of names that will have a good lasting effect on the internet are proper names. Think of some of the biggest sites on the internet, such as yahoo or google, why are they the most popular search engines in the world? Simple, the average consumer will group names of things with there .com names. If the names are too similar they get lost in the mix. That is why no one names their car dealership cars. Sure cars are what they sell, but image the conversation, Frank asks “what dealership did you buy your car from?" Jim replies “cars.com"? as you can imagine it would get really confusing. A lot of dealerships use proper names such as XYZ Motors. That is why a lot of sites such as cars.com aren't doing as well as say vehix.com.

2. Real world Brands. The most successful brands on the internet are not “real world" brands. That is why amazon.com does over three times as much business as Waldenbooks.com or Borders.com combined. Internet branding is important. In my opinion, the sites that are going to last on the internet are the ones with proper names. Proper names can be anything, names, and unique words. Use your imagination just as long as it is catchy and unique. It was a good idea to put www.what you are selling here.com back when the internet was young. People used the URL as a directory tool. This is a dying fad.

3. KISS Method. Keep It Simple Stupid. The best sites out there have simple easy to remember names. Alexa.com Excite.com you don't see many popular names like incrdiblesearchingpower.com

4. Shorter means better. If there is a shorter way to use your name do it. There is a reason cnet.com isn't computernet.com and schawb.com isn't charlesschwab.com. The less I have to type in the search box the happier I am.

5. Spelling 101. Make your .com easy to spell. Back when your product was mailed by the postal service spelling wasn't as important. You could get away with misspelled words and it would still be delivered. But now you have to enter your .com name exactly right for it to work.

6. What is in a name? Words that are better for search engine names and brand names all together have less total letters. That is why Datsun which has 6 letters to make there name changed to Nissan which has 4. As general rule brand names do better with the lower this number is. Such as Yahoo it takes 4. Google, it takes 4.

7. Abbreviate. Take a look at America Online. They didn't make there site www.americanonline.com they made it AOL. Other abbreviated names include, MSN and Cnet. This goes with the keeping it shorter rule but it is another possible helper.

8. Name it after a person. In 1987, PC's Limited changed its name to Dell Computer Corporation. They named it after Micheal Dell the CEO. In 2003, the company became Dell, Inc. Dell, Inc. became the most profitable PC manufacturer in the world. Dell sounds a lot better than PC Limited.

9. Hidden meanings. Most names have hidden meanings such as Amazon which is the largest River on earth, is the largest bookstore on earth. I recommend you take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_com...tymologies

10. Run names by friends and relatives. They can be your best source for ideas, and best of all they will tell you if something sounds good to them or not. Ultimately whatever .com you choose it has to sound good to you.


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Domains / Re: Hard to find Domains!
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:54:51 AM »
What type of site/name have you been looking into lately?

Sometimes if your site has a specific category of interest (like gardening), you can search for a domain name by using like-words (such as flowers) instead of your main category.

Another way to find a domain is to use hyphens. If gardeningsite.com is taken, try gardening-site.com for example. But you should also be aware of existing copyrights before ever purchasing a domain.

Another tip is using a multiple-domain submission form, so you can avoid the hassle of manually trying to search for a domain one-by-one. Network Solutions has a form where you can try 10 domains at once easily

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Domains / Re: What made you choose your domain?
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:50:49 AM »
I chose Web Devote because it is a great Domain, easy to remember and type. Plus Web Devote does not contain anything that is commonly misspelled.
It also has all important words relating to this forum: Web, Dev, Devote

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News / Re: Webdevote forum is Officially Open!
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:41:55 AM »
Hello everyone!
Let me first introduce myself as Daniel, the administrator here at Web Devote.

Web Devote is a great new way to discuss many aspects of the internet, and the features, services and bonuses that come along with it. After all, the internet was invented to make our lives easier, Web Devote's job is to make sure that happens. It truly is- The Web. Made Easy!

I hope to see everyone around at the forums, and I encourage you to read the information on this BETA version.

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News / Webdevote forum is Officially Open!
« on: January 14, 2018, 01:45:26 PM »
Hey there!
Just a quick message that the Webdevote forum is Officially Open!
Best regards,
Admin

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