Vanity searches is a terrible term. It's fitting, it's accurate (in most cases) but it just sounds so... well, vain! I am subscribed to quite a number of RSS feeds of Google Alerts for my name (and variations of it) , searches for my mentions of my websites and associated social media pages, feeds of Twitter searches for my name and sites and other things. The reason I do this is to allow me keep track of an be involved in conversations I might otherwise not be a part of, such as me failing … [Read more...] about Vanity Searches – Do You Use Them?
Forget Facebook, forget MySpace, forget Twitter. When it comes to branding yourself, when it comes to being found online, when it comes to making your mark on the internet the only URL that really matters is your own URL. By that I mean the one that is your domain, your website or blog, your corner of the web. Not your name on somebody else’s piece of the web, but your own place. Yours! A sense of identity is important to all of us and the minds behind companies like Facebook know … [Read more...] about The only vanity URL that matters is yours!