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Trying to decide whether to rebrand domain. Looking for opinions [on hold]

I recently launched a site at findearnings.com. I blog about online marketing and business. Recently, I've been thinking that the name sounds a little dull. Business people don't think about ...
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Focusing on 1 subject means deletion of other posts?

I decided to focus only Wordpress topics on my blog. But before this decision, I created several posts very unrelated to Wordpress such as conspiracy posts and health. This is like a minor rebranding ...
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Are there any reasons to put the domain name or company name in the page's title tag?

After I read this question and answer about SEO and title, I want to ask if it is necessary to put the company name or the domain name into the title. On the start page I think it is necessary, like ...
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An Email About Company “Brand Registration Confirmation”, SPAM?

One of my clients has the domain EXAMPLE.com for his company, today I received an email about someone trying to register EXAMPLE brand for From: * [mailto:*@-.org.cn] Sent: Friday, January 17, ...
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Are these companies really flouting social-media brand rules? [duplicate]

There are quite stringent guidelines that dictate how we treat logos of various social media sites. So for instance, Facebook has these for their "f" logo: ...
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WP Network — Planning Long Term SEO (one large site versus microsites)

The Main Question is This (details follow below): Is it better to go with individual domain names for the various niches of a company's focus, or is it better to put it all under one domain? I'm ...
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Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
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Using a trademark as a subdomain?

Let's imagine a website that deals with cars: www.cars.com In order to categorize his website, the webmaster decides to create subdomains for the most famous brands: ford.cars.com chrysler.cars.com ...
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Changing my domain name - need a checklist

I have a web site currently with say 'a.com', with a quite good Google rankings and a hit rate. Now due to some change in business needs I need to change my domain name to 'b.com'. Can you provide ...
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Naming your website longname.com vs shortcatchy.net vs shortcatchy.info

I'm designing a website that will basically be a social network for sharing information. I have the domain $$$$d.net and the same domain $$$$d.info where "$$$$" is a word (that runs into the d) ...
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Building a brand around a domain / word that has UK & American spellings

I'm trying to decide if I should run with an idea I have for a website, and the domain would contain a word that has an American and UK spelling. I can only purchase one of the spellings. I've ...
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Astroturfing your own name in Google?

Ideally, when a prospective employer or client googles you or your companies name, they get the most relevant things first. However, this is rarely the case. In a perfect world, if I were able, I ...
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Creating an international website service (domain)name or brand

When one is interested in creating a service for the masses, and thus wants to reach an international target, a decision has to be made whether to follow a so called "ethnocentric" approach when it ...
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Why would a website's URL scheme be changed from short and user-friendly URLs to long URLs?

I wonder why some website changes their short and user-friendly URLs to long URLs - examples: cricinfo.com ----> espncricinfo.com indiafm.com ---> bollywoodhungama.com Why would a webmaster ...
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How important is the logo for a freelancer?

How important is a logo for a freelancer ? If I'm going to design a small static website to represent myself with 'about', 'skills', 'portfolio' ... etc. pages and I want to keep the design as simple ...
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When choosing a domain does including your brand affect SEO performance?

I've been asked to build a "landing page" for a local branch of an international corporation. While the corporation has a well-established domain name, the local office wants to use a unique, ...
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Is an animated favicon.ico a bad idea? Are there cool uses of animated favicon.ico out there?

Whenever I generate a favicon.ico using html-kit.com, it gives me the option to get an animated version. I've never used an animated favicon, but other than it being "visually noisy" is there any ...