Setting Up A New Blog – How-to / Case Study Series

Watch how a new blog is built - step by step in real time.

This post launches a new series here on Hot Blog Tips that will help you set-up, launch, and promote your brand new blog. From concept to scale, we’ll follow what will surely be one of the most successful blogs the survival niche has seen. [Read more…]

New Top Level Domains List – New gTLDs (Updated 02 Oct 2015)

Domain List - GTLD

List Updated 02 Oct 2015

Supplemental audio for your listening pleasure:

I couldn’t find a detailed list of new and future Generic Top Level Domains that I could easily scan so I decided to create one myself. I put together as many domains as I could find into a SlideShare presentation. I believe many bloggers and marketers will find this list helpful as you plan future sites, projects and marketing campaigns. Domains are relatively inexpensive so they make a nice alternative for Pretty Links setup for affiliate links and content we’ve created. I posted Branding Opportunities With The New Generic Top Level Domains last month if you’d like some ideas on getting the most from GTLDs. [Read more…]

Changing Your LinkedIn Custom Profile URL

Customizing Your Public Profile URL

How long has it been since you’ve updated your LinkedIn profile? It’s been a while for me, up until now.

In this post we’ll look at creating a free vanity URL for your LinkedIn profile, how to  change a LinkedIn profile custom URL, and separating personal and professional brands by creating a LinkedIn Company Page.
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Create Shorter Vanity Tracking Links With A Custom Domain

Creating Custom Vanity Tracking Links

A vanity URL or tracking link is a shortened redirect we use for better branding and aesthetics. In this post I’m going to show you how to use a dedicated or custom vanity domain for creating fast and easy tracking links that are shorter and look better than most bloggers use.

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How To Find Social Accounts When Your Brand Is Already Taken

Brands on Social

Let me tell you all about it:

I’ve been talking a lot about domains and branding lately and in this post I’ll help you discover new social media possibilities when the brand you are setting up is already taken. Once you have secured your domain you’ll probably want to find matching Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, etc. profiles to support your new brand. We often find the perfect Social Names are already taken and we’ll need to get a little creative and find another solution. That’s what we’ll get into with this post – Your Brand on Social Media. [Read more…]