Archive for the ‘Internet Marketing’ Tag

Dummy Tries to Sale Domain

Here’s a funny anecdote I have to tell.

A short while ago I received one of these email offering me to buy a domain name “” from some person that I’ve never heard of before.  Note that I own and so a least the initial attempt to get me interested in this “root” domain made sense.

Typically, I ignore these types of email offers since I am not keen on spending any money for the sake of a domain name but this is a name that I researched a few months back and that was no available at the time.  Additionally, my company’s name: EnContext Media LLC is just fine and while “EnContext” would be cool to have, I did not care too much at this juncture.  Finally, and until now, I’ve never felt the need (and I hate the idea) to pay more than the 9.00 bucks or less for a domain name anyways.

Nevertheless, out of curiosity, and, since I had an initial interest in this domain, I decided to check out who was the owner now by looking up the “Who Is” on GoDaddy.  I logged on to GoDaddy, entered the domain “” name and… Low and behold… It was available for purchase at the basic $9.00.  At this price, why not.  I made the purchase.

Thanks dummy for letting me know that this domain was available again.  This worked out better than any alert I could have set.

One word of advice to the dummy though. If you are going to try to con someone out of a few dollar, at least try to do it in a smart way.

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Google “We don’t Get Platform?” I’d say “They forgot their core competency”

I heard and read a memo from an employee of Google explaining how G+ is a failure because Google does not get platform. This is the probably the most ridiculous statement I’ve seen yet (and it originated from a Google employee no less – Astounding)

Google+ is nothing more than a copy-cat of Facebook with a couple of things added but nothing significant to distinguish it (as a matter of fact it has a lot less when it comes to game and fun space). It is obvious that Google is trying to catch up and this is not the kind of game they are very good at playing. Google seems to have forgotten the golden rule of their own success. Find out what your “customer” wants and deliver it better and faster than anyone else. Why is Google+ not linked to their magnificent search, combining Facebook and Yelp into one for instance or taking it to a much higher level of association using search/interest/communities… Google dominates searches on the Web, yet you would not have guessed it if you looked at G+. It looks to me like a poor attempt to chip away at Facebook’s success, and not even in a very convincing one for that matter.

Google has built some of the most impressive apps and interfaces that I’ve seen in the business. Adwords for example has become a standard, and is copied by pretty much anyone who wants to launch an ad platform (yes platform). Analytics could certainly be more user friendly but, by god, it delivers what most would want to see in a manner that is more than acceptable and the number of users is proof enough.

Google would certainly “get platform” if it was focused on its core business/competency and had a purpose within these parameters and not simply try to imitate. G+ does not.

October Newsletter and New Blog at

I have a new Blog and re-started my Newsletter at Check it out and leave me a message.

Here is a sample of what’s in my Newsletter this month: From Marketing Profs, an article by Sandra Rand about Three New Ways to Market Your Small Business

Many small-business owners have only enough time to approach marketing as a one-time deal, or they view it as a responsibility that can be tended to once in a while. Running your small business is an arduous labor of love, but promoting your company continually and with new, targeted efforts is necessary to connect with new customers and stay top-of-mind with current ones.

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June Newsletter Includes News on FaceBook, Affiliate Solutions, Video Essential and Much More

Don’t miss great articles and resources including:

Facebook Introduces Tagging of Items Shown on Photographs
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New and Top-Tier Solutions in Affiliate Software
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Volkswagen Launches the New GTI Using iPhone App as its Main Promotion Channel
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Video Essentials: A 5 Minutes Tutorial on what Everyone Must Know About Videos Online
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Plan for the Social Buyer Before it is Too Late
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Google Introduces ProtoRPC
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Six “Must Know” Oracle Commands
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I also have some important White Papers from IBM, Comscore, Adobe and much more including:

Digital Marketing Trends Survey – 2011

US Internet Stats for Q4 2010 (Comscore)

CMOS Online Brand

Userlytics’ User Behavior

eMail Institute 2011 Spring Lookout

Benefit of Cloud Computing (IBM)

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