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What do the GoDaddy Outage, the iPhone 5 launch, and 9/11 have.

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Your Marketing Results Are Not In Your Control

Digital B2B Marketing

Two weeks ago GoDaddy’s outage knocked numerous sites offline for an extended period of time. It was because other good (or better, according to Google) sites were simply not available, offline because of the GoDaddy outage. Strategy agile GoDaddy Google nimbleThe increase wasn’t because of great search engine optimization. It wasn’t because of great content.

The Social Media Monitoring Metric We Need, But Can’t Get

Webbiquity

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons may have injured his company’s brand by posting a video of a recent elephant hunt in Zimbabwe. Then again, controversy hasn’t hurt the GoDaddy brand in the past. So, will the GoDaddy CEO’s most recent actions result in good karma, bad karma, or a wash? But there’s one critical metric that remains elusive to measure.

Influencer marketing tools of the trade

Biznology

OpenSRS — GoDaddy can be a dirty dirty dog. If you’re an aggressive email marketer, GoDaddy can really zing you if they, for whatever reason, are displeased by your behavior. We’re off to the races! Check, check, check, check, and check! OK, now on to tools. always come back to BaseCamp. My clients know it. My colleagues, contractors, and staff know it. Love it!

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Build a Blog in 1 Day (or Less) – Step-by-Step Guide

Puzzle Marketer

Work-Life / Productivity blog blogging godaddy photoshop rss templatemonster wordpressI have been admiring professional authors, speakers, consultants, and bloggers for some time now. They all seem to be able to position their company, products, and personal brands successfully. kept asking myself if there was something that they had in common or was their something special about them. came to the realization that their commonality is sharing. They all promoted their brands by sharing some of their expertise. For free. They share just enough. You can always upgrade later.

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Register a domain name for every event on your calendar

Biznology

Or head over to GoDaddy and grab some domains for only 99 cents for the time being (warning: if you plan to use your domains for email marketing , stay the hell away from GoDaddy, they’re wusses when it comes to defending you, the consumer, when it comes to email marketing). Nobody wants to key in a complicated URL. 1LIlaan  or www.capcitybrew.com/arlington.php  to remember.

The Best Super Bowl Ads to Watch Before the Big Game

Hubspot

And according to Dove, it''s care that makes a man stronger. 3) "Journey Home," GoDaddy. GoDaddy pokes fun at Budweiser''s runaway puppy commercial from last year with their new ad. Update: GoDaddy pulled this ad and it is no longer viewable. Super Bowl XLIX is on the horizon. How meta.). Be sure to check back, as we''ll continue to add to this list as new teasers are released.

Here’s Why Dumping Ron and iOptimize Marketing was the right idea

Fearless Competitor

Clearly I was because iOptimize Marketing no longer exists,  It is a domain that no one owns according to GoDaddy. Jeff Ogden , President of Find New Customers , the nicest company in BtoB marketing, once worked for Greenlight Digital in London for a very short period of time. Have you ever had a failed business partner? Were you able to get rid of him in time?

Why B2B Companies Should Worry More About Customers Than Competitors

The Forward Observer

Bob Parsons , GoDaddy CEO, in one of his popular business advice videos explains that there are three types of companies : Corporate Centric – Care only about themselves and tend to be abandoned by customers. We’ve all seen (or worked for) companies with an unhealthy obsession with their competition. Competitor Centric – Only pay attention to their competitors and copy them.

The Need for Speed: Why You Need Speed for Google and your Customers

Fearless Competitor

“Through the years, I’ve used 4 hosting companies of increasing performance and cost (GoDaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator, and Mediatemple). This blog moved to WPEngine earlier this year and this video explains why we made this move – and why you should make this move too. Fearless Competitor named the #1 B2B blog of 2012 by BuyerZone.com  Thanks for the kudos!

Are there naked photos of you online?

Biznology

If you’ve discovered revealing photos of videos of yourself online, here’s what you do next: Call a Lawyer Immediately. While there’s no guarantee, the quickest way to remove incriminating, erotic, or revealing photos of a sexual nature is through the sort of saber-rattling only a lawyer can muster. Lawyers have the unique ability to legally threaten with words and text.

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Marketing Made Simple TV is Looking for a Few Good Sponsors

Fearless Competitor

ExactTarget , ConstantContact , Vertical Response , GoDaddy. Marketing Made Simple TV, the popular weekly marketing show hosted by Jeff Ogden, is looking for sponsors. Learn more here. Why sponsor the show? If you sell to marketing and sales leaders, as well a CEOs, you’ll want consider it. If you need some awesome video content for your website, you should consider sponsoring the show. And if you want your logo all over the internet, you want to sponsor the show. Marketing Made Simple TV is a weekly show running every Thursday at noon ET. Think of Oprah and Harpo Productions.

The Social Media Monitoring Metric We Need, But Can’t Get

Webbiquity

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons may have injured his company’s brand by posting a video of a recent elephant hunt in Zimbabwe. Then again, controversy hasn’t hurt the GoDaddy brand in the past. So, will the GoDaddy CEO’s most recent actions result in good karma, bad karma, or a wash? But there’s one critical metric that remains elusive to measure.

Doubling Down on the Blog SEO Strategy. Sales Lead Generation becomes key.

Fearless Competitor

Since I use GoDaddy for hosted Exchange and other websites, I picked them to host my new blog strategy. Buffer At the start of 2013, the sales lead generation company Find New Customers made a MAJOR investment in this blog. This is what you need to know about blogs and SEO. For those who know how search programs like Google and Bing work, you know that freshness of content matters.

Stop SOPA From Killing the Internet!

Fearless Competitor

All I knew was that GoDaddy caught a lot of flak about opposing it. GoDaddy was right. I admit it. didn’t know what the Stop Online Privacy Act (SPOA) (Known as PIPA in the Senate) was all about. And we don’t do politics on this blog. But as I learned more and more, I realized what was happening. This is really scary. CopyBlogger had a great post about it -.

6 Smart Collaborations Between Nonprofits and Brands for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hubspot

Since 2009 employees purchasing these garments have raised more than $100,000 for breast cancer awareness, which is equivalent to 400 mammograms to under-insured or uninsured women. 6) NASCAR, GoDaddy, and the Public Interest Registry: Donations to NBCF. Also, her sponsor, GoDaddy, teamed up with the Public Interest Registry to donate $50,000 to the NBCF. Free Will Brewing Co.

2015 Predictions: Increated “Because we can!” Website Hacking

PWB Marketing Blog

September 2012: Many GoDaddy serviced websites go dark after hacker attack. January 2014: GoDaddy and Twitter divulge information to a hacker that causes one man to loose his beloved Twitter account. As promised in last week’s post, at PWB we have a couple of our own predictions. December 2014: James bond and Spider-man movies compromised during Sony hack. Sixty-three Thousand!

Groupon Digs the Hole Deeper

Paul Gillin

You’ve made the GoDaddy ads look like Dr. Seuss by comparison. It’s been a little more than 24 hours since Groupon aired the most offensive advertising campaign in history , and the company’s response to the outpouring of negative commentary has been a textbook example of how not to handle a crisis. Too bad Groupon didn’t mention any of those noble goals in the commercials themselves.

5 Real Life Examples of Fantastic Calls-to-Action

Hubspot

GoDaddy. GoDaddy is a web and email hosting company that also sells domain names and other related services. The objective of this particular page is to get a user to purchase a domain name they've selected, and this GoDaddy CTA uses one of the most fundamental best practices to achieving visibility: using a button color that starkly contrasts the rest of the site's design scheme.

How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media

Biznology

prefer OpenSRS as a registrar but GoDaddy’s fine, too. A little later this morning I will be presenting a webinar entitled  How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media. It’ll probably be a lot different than you’d expect. Are you already Kim Kardashian? Are you worth billions of dollars? Do you have a sex tape? Do you have a reality show? Are you a politician?

25 outreach tools that can take your business to new heights

Biznology

This product is the secret behind the viral content of many notable brands, including HomeDepot, GoDaddy, and Groupon. Do you think a solid content marketing strategy exempts your brand from needing to do outreach? Sorry, Sorry, but it doesn’t. Check out these 25 awesome  outreach tools for your smash business strategy. We’re We’re living in an era of content saturation. Over 2 million blog posts are published each day. Research by Technorati has found that digital influencers are quickly outpacing traditional media in terms of ability to win consumer trust. GroupHigh.

ICON16: How Infusionsoft Plans To Dominate Small Business Marketing (and Make Life Better For Small Businesses Everywhere)

Customer Experience Matrix

company services customers (2015) revenue (2015) revenue / customer GoDaddy domain registration, Web site hosting 13.8 I spent part of last week at ICON16, Infusionsoft ’s annual combination of customer conference, revival meeting, and group therapy session for small business owners. The company made a few announcements, most notably a vastly improved email builder and tighter integration with online accounting software from Quickbooks Online and Xero. This all makes perfect sense and is wholly consistent with Infusionsoft’s historical focus on helping small business grow. million $1.6

Blog Crash!

PWB Marketing Blog

Coincidentally that happened shortly after many GoDaddy sites got got taken offline by hackers. A few weeks back – probably a few more than I care to admit – We had an error with our blog. Specifically I couldn’t access the blog. In fact I thought I had made a HUGE error that caused everything to crash. Worst case scenario. In rebuilding we lose everything.”

Groundswell Blook Report, Chapter Three: The Social Technographics Profile

MI6 Marketing Agency

The GoDaddy example. Author: Chris Herbert. Audience: Senior Executives, Marketing and Sales Professionals, Social Scien. Groundswell is broken down into three parts. Part one (chapters 1-3) focuses on understanding the groundswell. Chapter 3. The Social Technographics® Profile. Defines a data tool for analyzing social behavior of any group of customers. CASE: A community for alpha moms.

Commercial Misconduct: The Worst TV Ads Ever

Hubspot

GoDaddy: Perfect Match. It was a simpler time, back then … before the rise of DVRs and streaming video services. Back then, when people said they were “watching TV,” they meant that they were actually watching TV -- a.k.a. watching the programming that the TV stations were broadcasting. giant, loud, annoying wave. Of course, not all TV ads were, or are, completely awful.

The 9 Must-Have Components of Compelling Email Copy

Hubspot

What does 30% off a GoDaddy product do for my goals? The copy translates the benefit of buying those shorts, but the copy (or lack thereof) in GoDaddy's email doesn't explain the benefit of redeeming a generic 30% off offer. Email marketing has come a long way in just the past few years, but with all the fancy new functionality brands are utilizing, you know what’s kind of funny? well-written plain text email can perform just as well, if not better, than a highly designed email with tons of bells and whistles. So how do you write a great marketing email? UD | Nunchucks.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Opentopic

Opentopic blog >> iamwire.com Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work This is an influencer post by Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy Artificial Intelligence has been the topic de jour lately with every corner of intellectual thought sounding in on the perils, and the potential rewards, of synthesizing a machine intelligence that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human. Cognitive Technology undefined

Understanding Your B2B Website: 10 Key Terms to Know

Hinge Marketing

Examples of hosting companies are Rackspace or GoDaddy. In professional services, over 80% of prospects will check out your website when considering engaging with a firm. Before Googling, researching social media profiles, or asking a colleague, buyers will go to your website to begin learning if your firm is the right fit. Most website redesigns begin with an initial kickoff meeting.

Constant Contact Adds Social CRM: Should Marketing Automation Vendors Be Worried?

Customer Experience Matrix

Other entry points: accounting software like Intuit Quickbooks, email clients like Microsoft Outlook, personal productivity suites like Microsoft Office, Web hosting companies like GoDaddy , and of course CRM like Salesforce.com.) As a point of reference, Constant Contact says it is used by more than 400,000 organizations, compared with maybe 10,000 for all marketing automation systems combined. Small-business email provider Constant Contact yesterday announced the acquisition of "social CRM"* vendor Bantam Live. And Constant Contact is just one of many small business email providers.

Using QR codes on television: Good or bad?

SnapApp

During the Super Bowl, GoDaddy added a new element to the annual installment of its provocative ads: the QR code. According to a GoDaddy statement , the code is responsible for the best website traffic ever and has driven the increase in.co In GoDaddy's case it led to record traffic and HSN must be seeing some sort of the ROI or it wouldn't have added them to every product televised.

35 Tech Terms Translated Into Plain English

Hubspot

company that registers domain names, like GoDaddy. Ever seen the movie The Social Network about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook? In the movie, people kept saying "he''s wired in" or "they''re wired in" over and over again in reference to people coding intensely with their headphones on. or something weird that us non-programmers would never understand. 301 Redirect. Alt Text.

How to Achieve Stellar Alignment Between Marketing & Customer Support

Hubspot

So I called GoDaddy. Even though this specific domain wasn't hosted with GoDaddy, the rep spent 40 minutes ensuring my problem was solved just because I was a customer with them on another account. The prospect-to-lead-to-customer process is a fairly simple concept to understand. In a very basic summary, Marketing's role is in attracting and converting prospects into leads. Ah yes.

What to Do When Your Twitter Account Gets Hacked

Hubspot

The reason is that people can call the customer service at, say, GoDaddy or whomever your domain registrar is and convince the fallible human being on the other end that they''re you, and need to reset or redirect incoming mail (or traffic -- if they want to hijack your entire website) to them. It can happen to anyone. How to Know When You''ve Been Hacked. How to Not Get Hacked on Twitter.

Do Small Businesses Need Marketing Automation?

Customer Experience Matrix

Rather, the most successful small business systems tend to do one thing: think accounting ( Intuit Quickbooks), Web hosting ( Godaddy ), email services ( Constant Contact ) or CRM ( Salesforce.com ). Summary: Vendors who target small businesses include provide functions beyond traditional marketing automation. This helps business owners who need to generate revenue as efficiently as possible. But larger firms need to be efficient too: so expect all marketing automation systems to eventually expand in similar ways. These include Genoo , Hubspot , Infusionsoft and OfficeAutoPilot.

The Shark Tank Effect: How to Prepare Your Website for a Traffic Influx

Hubspot

It should go without saying: Don't expect a small server like GoDaddy to be able to handle high-traffic events like a Shark Tank episode. Have you ever watched TV while simultaneously surfing the internet on your phone? I do it all the time -- and my guess is that a lot of you do, too. We're using our phones, tablets, and laptops as "natural extensions of the programming [we] watch.".

Vine Is the 6-Second Way to Engage 40 Million Customers

Sazbean

GoDaddy Founder and Executive Chairman Bob Parsons recognizes the value this kind of media brings businesses. Online video clips are no longer merely a venue for sharing homemade cat movies. They are also inexpensive, effective marketing tools, perfect for meeting the needs of small, up-and-coming businesses. Vine, Twitter’s video app, allows users to easily create fun, compact videos.

What’s in a domain? Establishing your social business brand

WindMill Networking

Join the club.  Do you drop whatever you are doing right now, rush over to GoDaddy , and immediately reserve your-personal-name-dot-whatever, or stake your branding claim on a hot potential digital DBA such as IncredibleMonkey.com?  (I just checked, it’s available.)  Businesses come and go.  For better or worse, people know I’m me.” Confused on what to do?  What if your business fails?

Will Your Social Media Service Tell You When It Hits The Iceberg?

WindMill Networking

What, did GoDaddy forget to send its usual flood of domain expiration warning alerts? In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin. Social Media and Business: Will your social media service provider sink and disappear? Unless a venture succeeds, in the business of social media we are probably obliged to only one of Ben Franklin’s certainties. 

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5 Steps to Reduce the Pain of Starting a Business Blog

Hubspot

Network Solutions, GoDaddy), their support department should have detailed instructions on how to set-up a sub-domain. Blogging can be intimidating for someone who hasn’t done it in the past or grown up in the age where everyone has a personal blog. It is, however, critical that business owners and marketers ‘ blog for business.’ Reading is the easiest way to get started.

Life in the Stream

Phoenix Rising

The women who were offended by Bridgestone and GoDaddy and other ads they felt were chauvinistic.  I watched the Super Bowl at home last night. I'm sick with a flu bug so I stayed away from the party rather than playing the role of Typhoid Rebel.    Wow!    What an eye opening experience that was.    Not because of staying home alone. And not because of the game - which was great. The WOW was  because of what I learned. It wasn't the game that everybody was commenting on.    It was the ads!  Imagine that.

Hosted Email Service Price Comparison: Part 1

WebMarketCentral

Low-volume senders: if you're sending fewer than 5,000 email messages per month, Express Email Marketing from GoDaddy offers the best price. Hosted marketing email services are almost a commodity. Email hosting services aren't quite a commodity, as there are still differences in functionality and service offerings. That depends. Benchmark Email is a close second.

Brain-Based Blogging: The 4 F’s of Action

Writing on the Web

Why do you think GoDaddy uses pictures of racing star Danica Patrick on their site to sell domain names? How is blogging and online content marketing like psychotherapy ? One of the things I like about blog writing and publishing content on the Web is the connection to people. While “real life&# connections put you face-to-face with people you know, publishing content on the web connects you distantly with people you don’t know. You get a chance to poke the brains of strangers within a certain niche. In the brain, emotions are closely linked to action. We feel, we act.

How Will Web Hosts Prepare For Upcoming Internet Security Bills?

Webbiquity

Users with web hosting from Yahoo or GoDaddy will probably find that these large companies are already preparing or currently have processes in place. Guest post. Security of information starts with the individual. But as more and more of us are relying on web hosting companies and the cloud to store our data, the responsibility for the safety and security of data extends to many people.

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