Staying Ahead Of The Curve With .dev

Automation is changing the way entire industries function. It is what separates forward-thinking businesses from traditional mindsets. One company that has embodied the value of automation is Google. Whether it’s self-driving cars or an immense advertising network, Google is one of the leading companies invested in coding and development advancement. And so it’s quite a treat that, as of February 28th, 2019, Google is releasing a new domain name extension: .dev.

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7 Tips for picking the perfect blog domain name

One of the most exhilarating things about starting a blog can be picking the perfect domain name.

With literally hundreds of domain extensions (like .com, .club, or .ink), it’s never been easier to get ultra-creative when naming your blog.

So why is it that landing on the perfect domain name can still often be a struggle? Why do many bloggers end up regretting the domain name they originally came up with, and change it months or years later?

The answer lies in what’s going through you mind when you’re learning how to start a blog.

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The .work Domain, For Getting The Job Done

Whether it’s shared workspaces, freelancing, employment-related services or corporate HR – the .work TLD is leading the global workforce.

The global giant Amazon uses the website amazon.work as their employee human resources (HR) portal for hundreds of thousands of employees.  Alexa.com ranks it in the top 3,000 US websites with over 380,000 unique visitors per month.

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7 Creatives using .design domains well + tips for a high-converting portfolio

I work with hundreds of freelance designers every day on my blog and online community. And, I have to be honest, it’s scary just how often I hear something like this:

“I want to reach out to new clients, but my site’s just not ready.”

So today, I’d like to offer a few stellar examples of designers using the new .design domain extension to showcase their work. Some of the examples are extremely simple—in a good way—proving you don’t have to spend months redesigning (or designing for the first time) your portfolio site.

After highlighting a few great examples of just what you can do with a quality .design domain, I’ll quickly share some of my best tips for making the most of your design portfolio site.

Jump to my top tips for converting portfolio site visitors into paying clients.

Without further ado, here are 7 designers & agencies using their .design domain to boost profits & grow their business.

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The .cloud Trend Continues

Cloud technology is redefining the future of business. If you don’t believe us, here’s some fun stats:

  • According to Forrester, 50% of all enterprise businesses will rely on cloud technology in 2018.
  • AI machine learning will constitute the majority of cloud activity by 2020.
  • The total global public cloud market will be $178B in 2018.

That’s a lot of activity happening on data centers and servers, all quietly humming away out in the desert somewhere. While this type of technology may be a foggy concept for most, it’s understandable to witness companies branding themselves with a .cloud domain name. The .cloud domain name is quite fitting for cloud-based companies because it is general enough to connote “anything related to cloud technology” but also specific enough that it signifies what type of technology it is. The cool thing is that companies from wildly different industries are adopting a .cloud domain name. Even though the products themselves are different, the structure used to deliver those products is the same. Check out these three use cases of companies adopting a .cloud domain name below. Continue reading

A Simple 7-Step Process on How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

Before you begin your business’ relationship with social media, you need a strategy—a plan of what you intend to do and achieve on social media. This plan guides your actions and helps you gauge whether you are winning or losing the social media battle. Every piece of communication you put out there and the engagement you get on it must serve a purpose. Continue reading