Jon Crimes – Domain Name?
Before I begin, please let me explain that I’ve setup Blogs & Websites before, but they’ve always been designed around Brand Names!
So when I was asked to setup a Domain Name around my own name, week one of John Thornhill’s ‘Partnership to Success’ program, I thought ok, this should be fairly straight forward?
I was wrong!
Nothing to do with the Partnership Program but everything to do with my name, Jon Crimes, or in particular, the Crimes bit.
Sometimes having an unusual surname is quite nice, people sort of notice you. Other times, like when you get stopped by the Police in some ‘random stop’ Christmas campaign for instance, they can take some persuading that you actually take the Police seriously.
Maybe I should have signed up for the Police (Detective Crimes)?
Anyway, back to Domain Names..
I managed to secure www.JonCrimes.com as my domain name. I wasn’t that surprised but it was quite a nice feeling anyway. This new domain was going to be my hub for future internet marketing activities.
Now, a few days late, I searched for my name in Google without the space “JonCrimes” and I was already dominating P1, very pleased indeed. Then I searched for “Jon Crimes”, this time with the space separating the first and last name, a different set of search results entirely!
The search was now dominated by Crimes, real life Crimes, Major Crimes and murder mysteries galore!
My new blog: www.JonCrimes.com was of course nowhere to be seen!
How would you react to this?
Well, I sort of panicked! I got extremely paranoid about my surname, not for the first time to be honest, and asked for assistance on the Partnership to Success Facebook Group. FYI, this Group is exclusive to John Thornhill’s ‘Partnership to Success (P2S)’ program.
With the Groups help and that of P2S Support, I finally managed to calm down and stopped looking for an alternative spelling of my name or even using a Pen Name instead, let me explain why?
- I’m new to some aspects of Internet Marketing (personal blog is a good example) but I’ve been around long enough to realize that one of the things to get peoples trust is to be yourself and not hide behind a fake identity. No matter how ‘unique’, for want of a better word your name is, its yours so why not be proud of it?
- Most people who arrive at your Blog will do so by clicking a link they have seen elsewhere (Warrior Forum etc.) or from someones recommendation.
- It just feels honest!
- Over time I believe I can beat the Crime stories to the top slot! Now that sounds like a challenge?
Well, that’s my little rant over.
My advice to you?
If your serious about starting an internet marketing business and you haven’t already done so, buy your domain name and I mean ‘your name’. Don’t let someone else steal your identity!
After all, it can’t be worse than Crimes, surely?
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