28 November 2007

How Hot is Your URL?

Click to read MediaPost Publications - Is Your URL Hot Or Not? - 11/28/2007

From the article:

DOs
1. CapitalizeTheFirstLetterOfEachWord.
2. Whenever possible, use YourBrandName.com.
3. If .com is not available, use YourBrandName.net.
4. If .com and .net are taken, find a new brand name. Seriously.
5. Use YourSlogan.com when running an integrated media campaign.
6. Use subdomains when driving people deeper than your homepage -- e.g. Product.YourBrandName.com.

DON'Ts
1. Don't include www. We know to go to the World Wide Web to find you.
2. Don't include http://. If your audience isn't Web-savvy enough to know where to type the URL, you shouldn't have a Web site.
3. don'tusealllowercase (canyoureallytellwhereonewordendsandthenextbegins?)
4. DITTOFORALLUPPERCASE
5. No-hyphens/or slashes.
6. Don't use acronyms, abbreviations, or numbers unless your brand is widely known as such.
7. Don't bury your URL at the bottom of a billboard. I'm the only nerd driving around with a 4x zoom lens to find URLs.

This is a great article and references the author's blog, GoodURLBadURL.com, which might be worth a look. Check it out. I loved how he closed the article with Goodbye URL. LOL

3 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for the tips! I've learned plenty from you.

CyberCelt said...

@sandy-no more than I learn from you.

discount timber said...

you tips are good and very useful.
keep it up

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