What's the best URL for your business?
GoodURLBadURL.com – thanks to Seth Godin for pointing it out – offers a list of rules for how to present URL’s in print and other media. Check out the tips. They’re useful.
I disagree with certain points. To wit:
- Use YourSlogan.com when running an integrated media campaign – Nope. Work to build the value of your domain. While integrated media campaigns with YourSlogan.com makes for “cool” media, why would you want to direct traffic away from your core domain? Why mess with 301 redirects? Why have to deal with yet another domain for years? It’s a good idea to buy them, but don’t feel you should direct traffic to a different domain for every campaign you run. It’s wasteful and short-sighted.
- Use subdomains when driving people deeper than your homepage – e.g. Product.YourBrandName.com – Ummm, I don’t think so. First, too many consumers still don’t get the subdomain thing. Second, managing subdomains is, to use a technical term, icky (Matt Cutts thinks so, too). But the customer issue is the one I’d pay the most attention to.
Other than that, though, I do think GoodURLBadURL.com provides a bunch of useful tips.
And remember, if you think you can’t find anything good for a domain, Squidoo, Yahoo, and Google were once weird sounding names and they turned out just fine.
This Post Has 0 Comments
[…] know what to call your new domain? See past coverage of domain name tips here and at […]
[…] find your business lots of ways. One is to type your name directly or visit a bookmark. Make sure you have the right URL. And make sure it’s displayed prominently on all your printed materials. Finally, suggest […]
Interesting post, keep the good stuff coming, good content appreciated!
[…] address/URL are you going to use for this promotion? It’s worth keeping these tips in […]