Curbside Groceries Coming to a Store Near You!

Reading Time | 3 Minutes

Minding my own business, I was traveling form the Egg and I Restaurants located at 183 and Lakeline Blvd to my office out in Volente.

As I headed north and circled underneath 183 to head south, I encountered an interesting banner hanging in in front of a familiar Texas-based and founded supermarket.

The banner was quite interesting. You could tell this company put a lot of effort in branding this new service offering for their customers.

In a world of always connected devices, even a supermarket, also known as a grocery market or store, is finding a way to use the internet to its advantage.

I’m sure you’re wondering what company I’m referencing, right?

It’s a dirty job, but the poop must be scooped!

Reading Time | 5 Minutes

I sat outside for a bit this morning before the brutal Texas heat reared its ugly head.

My hope was to allow our boys to run off their breakfast tacos and chocolate milk in the cool of the morning before being held captive indoors for most of the day.

The boys did play, and even my baby girl got a chance to catch a bit of Vitamin D too.

But what caught my eye as my kids played and enjoyed themselves was a small black compact car that passed by.

The car passed by rather slow as if it was lost and trying to find it’s way to a specific house along our street.

At last, the car pulled in front of our neighbors house and I was fumbling and bumbling in an attempt to pull out my phone to snap a shot of the car’s company advertisement.

Lawn mowing company markets perfect .co domain

Reading Time | 4 Minutes

It’s not very often that I’ve encountered a .co domain.

I own a handful of .co domain names, but most are for the sole purpose of development and nothing more.

.co was once touted as the new kid on the block that every startup would venture to when the .com was taken for the domain they wanted so desired.

There have been many .co sales to occur over the years based on DomainNameSales.co and DNJournal.com.

However, .co came and went, and now .io is the new diamond in rough that cool and hip tech companies are clamoring over when registering a short and easy to brand domain when the .com is not available.

Although .co’s day came and went, it didn’t go out without a bang.

Tis’ the season for party cruises, barges, and boats…

Reading Time | 6 Minutes

As I drove into work the other morning, I was reminded that summer is here.

How? Well, one of the first reasons I knew it was summer was that there were only 5 to 6 cars on my commute.

For the next 3 months, I can say that I’ll have Austin’s traffic beat.

Most of the time, my commute consists of seeing 2-3 school buses, teenage drivers and parents trying to get kids off to daycare and school.

The second reason I knew summer had arrived was that I saw Austin’s Affordable Party Bus, Fly-Rides.com, at the intersection 2769 and Bullock Hollow in route to Volente, which is where I office.

The music was blaring and it looked to be standing room only on the bus. I could make out trunks, bikinis and swimsuits so I know it had to be a high school or college end of school party.

Below is a picture of the bus i snapped on my way home the same day:

Austin's Affordable Party Bus

Nevertheless, I continued towards the office, envying the party bus of youth in their prime just living up the weekday with a lake party.

As I pulled into Volente, passing the Volente Shore Club, the third reason that let me know summer was here was seeing a white banner with blue text.

June Events In Austin Using Great Domains

Reading Time | 3 Minutes

Before I call it a day and put and end to this work week, I wanted to quickly share a few Austin events for the month of June that are using great domains (in my opinion).

Everyone that lives or visits Austin knows that there are multiple events every weekend, especially since Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”.

There’s not a weekend that I can think of that Austin runs short on events or things to do.

Real Green Pest and Lawn Services Goes .PRO

Reading Time | 3 Minutes

While watching the news and hoping for a rain-free weather forecast a few nights ago, I spotted a local austin company using a .PRO domain name.

I typically encounter .com, .net and .org domains for just about 90 percent of the commercials aired.

Although I’m not a fan of uppercased domain usage when advertising, as it’s too hard on the eyes to read and make out distinct wording, I was quite amazed to see Real Green make use of the .PRO in their televised commercial.

Real Green Pest and Lawn Services Goes .PRO

Is GoDaddy driving traffic to Flare.com with it’s new idea?

GoDaddy Flare - Where great ideas gather
Reading Time | 2 Minutes

In the latest tech and small biz news, I recently saw GoDaddy launched a new mobile app aimed at helping people to vet their ideas for business.

GoDaddy’s calling this new and FREE community for sharing and rating business ideas Flare, and making it available via mobile app ONLY.  

If you’re an Android user, you’ll have to wait for the June release.  iOS is ready for download.

How does Flare work? Think of this app as a cross between Shark Tank, LinkedIn and Tinder.  

Expanding to Become a National Chain using Domain Names

Reading Time | 6 Minutes

Okay, so you don’t own a global business and think there is not much business impact in owning the correct domain, right?

Well, what if your business was in its infancy, aspiring to stake its claim in a new national market?

How is your newcomer business going to bootstrap in a new market to become the national titan?

Or maybe you own and operate a seasoned, proven business that is poised to make a splash on a national level, capturing and shaking up market share.

There are various approaches in achieving national market share in a new space.

Measuring domain name redirects using Google Analytics Campaign Tracking

Reading Time | 4 Minutes

I know you’re already wondering what type of company I’m referencing today, right?

I can hear you as I type, “What is atrial fibrillation treatment?”

In short, atrial fibrillation is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow.

Untreated, atrial fibrillation leads to two major complications: stroke and heart failure. Not good by any stretch of the imagination.

Now that you know, there are quite a few companies that specialize in atrial fibrillation treatment.

Recently, I’ve seen a certain company’s commercials, as well as its competition, more than a few times.

In total transparency, I highly dislike some, if not all, of the commercials and medications because of the side effects seeming to cause more harm than help.

But that’s a personal opinion and I’m digressing as a fast rate.