But before I call it a day, I wanted to share with you a few local Austin events using domains to increase awareness for their event.
The first event I happened to see while waiting for the 10 o’clock news weather forecast.
Yes, I know that I can easily use my phone, tablet or laptop for the weather at any time. It’s my mother’s trait and she programmed me well. Thanks Mom! 🙂
A Boat Show Arrives at Austin’s Lake Travis
Nevertheless, as I waited, I saw a commercial about Emerald Point Marina hosting a In The Water Boat Show at Lake Travis. As seen in the picture below, this boat show starts today and goes until Sunday.
What caught my eye more than anything else about this television ad is that the Emerald Point Marina used AustinBoatShow.com instead of their primary domain of EmeraldPointMarina.com.
This is a perfect example of a company understanding how attendees and exhibitors will likely search for weekend activities to involve themselves with.
AustinBoatShow.com is a heck of a domain to own, knowing that there are many people that love hitting the local lakes for some fun in the sun. It’ll be that for sure this weekend.
Austin’s Epilepsy Foundation 5K Walk / Run Awareness
While on my way into work Wednesday morning, I encountered a street banner that stretched across Anderson Mill Rd. As I approached the sign, I was able to snap a quick shot of the banner from my phone mounted to my dash.
Outside of “Epilepsy Foundation” as the banner’s centered text, my eyes quickly zoomed in and captured the event’s advertised domain in red: EpilepsyRun.com.
I believe EpilepsyRun.com is the perfect domain to use for the Epilepsy Foundation’s 5K Run / Walk event to be held April 30th here in Austin, Texas.
Although EpilepsyRun.com doesn’t qualify as a local domain, it does open itself to a wide variety of uses soon to be discussed.
Before we start discussing the variety of uses, other domains crossed my mind after seeing the banner mentioned 5K and walk, yet the domain only includes run.
One reason I’d choose EpilepsyRun.com over Epilepsy5k.com and EpilepsyFiveK.com is that both domains don’t pass the radio test. Well, that solves that.
Another reason I like EpilepsyRun.com is that it could lend itself to offering subdomains and directories named after cities.
For example, the domain could be used to offer subdomains should there be city-specific runs:
In addition, directories could also be used for city-specific runs:
If you’re not familiar with subdomains and directories, then I invite you to read my post: Local SEO Tips Using Single Domain and Multiple Domains.
Well, that’s it for today. That’s all for now. I hope you have a blessed and safe weekend full of fun, family and friends. See you around.