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How Did You Choose Your Business Name?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SEOHappiness, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. SEOHappiness

    SEOHappiness Junior Member

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    Well, I am making the leap from all affiliate marketing to doing some local seo & internet marketing. However, to the ball rolling I need a name! How did everyone here think of there business name?
     
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    Random name generators can help you with this!

    Also in your niche its best to select business names with the following at the end: Media,SEO and Marketing :)
     
  3. SEOHappiness

    SEOHappiness Junior Member

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    Good thoughts!
     
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    SEOHappiness Junior Member

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    Just tried a random name generator.. It came up with "Adolfo Marcellus". Soooo , "Adolfo Marcellus seo / internet marketing" it is! lol.
     
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    MaverickonRoids Power Member

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    I put my wife's last name in there, plus a precious metal. Worked for me. ;)
     
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    GobBluthJD Regular Member

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    I used the name of the neighborhood I live in, and one other word. Local clients love it, they feel the connection. Non-local clients...well, it's always a good conversation starter
     
  7. SEOHappiness

    SEOHappiness Junior Member

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    keep em' coming!
     
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    I often find myself referring to a bit of Greek mythology when it comes to finding cool business names. There is a software company I know called Pegasus and some of these names have very cool metaphoric meanings. Another things to remember are the syllable sounds. A lot of popular names have a similar two-syllable sound e.g. YouTube, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, Facebook, get the idea?

    Regarding the actual name itself, try to compare your business model or industry to something that is common in our every day lives or even in nature. Who ever thought that we'd all be exchanging tweets 10 years ago.

    If I was developing a social app for instance, I would be tempted to call it something like "Bumble Bee" for example. It is easy to remember and relates well since most people know bees are extremely social and have a unique way of communicating. You could even try the name "Queen Bee" to suggest a type of "King of the Hill" competitive approach to your niche.

    My final point is that the name of your business should be something that someone can spell accurately just by hearing it. The last thing you want to give your clients is an embarrassing telephone conversation about how to spell and pronounce your business name. I am sure you've all had that awkward experience of passing your long personalized e-mail address over the phone.

    Bottom line, the name of your business should be fun, short and very easy to remember.

    Hope this helps. Good luck!
     
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  9. TheLinkGuy

    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    this is the last thing you need to be focusing on right now...

    its the biggest mistake that wantrepreneurs make vs entrepreneurs. grow your company focus on what matters most, establishing something that makes money then focus on the little things when you have a xxx,xxx/yr company.

    business cards, business names, and often business llc's and officially forming your company AFTER you've done that.
     
  10. DoorKnocker

    DoorKnocker Regular Member

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    dude he is just asking how we had come up with our names lol
     
  11. TheLinkGuy

    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    sorry you are right but ive got friends just like him....

    they spend so much time on deciding a business name, asking me what business card looks good, asking which logo is cool, asking this and that....

    then six months later they are trying to figure out why they aren't making any money..meanwhile i test my market, see what shit sticks, and scales it.

    while it may seem trivial, it hits home with a lot of wantrepreneur friends that aint doing much mate....
     
  12. SEOHappiness

    SEOHappiness Junior Member

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    This helped a lot! Many thanks!

     
  13. SEOHappiness

    SEOHappiness Junior Member

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    I totally agree that new businesses spend to much time on this part, however, I need to call my business something. Not having some sort of name prevents me from creating a site... and I believe if you are going to have a internet based business you should have a webpage.


     
  14. SEOHappiness

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    Oops... Double posted.
     
  15. Zak_A

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    I used a random name generator to mix some short-words and "web 2.0" particules (I think it was dot-o-mator or something like this)

    It came up with a bunch of idea and among them I've seen one that I immediately picked up, because it was short, easy to remember, never heard before, plus I thought it sounded cool.

    I added "media" after this cool word and here came my business' name :)
     
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    How about a keyword on a targeted niche and add a suffix or prefix if its been taken?
     
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    I've tried lots of business name generators and namestation tops my list right now. The first site I go to when creating a brand / identity.
     
  18. jake454

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    just did this yesterday... looked up some of the most used words, most beautiful words, words that conveyed trustworthiness and internet. then plugged them into the scrapebox expiring domain finder and found a beautiful one.
     
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    Yeah namestation is the best. In addition to that, i've found a bunch of good ones recently using domainscore.verisignlabs com which namestation queries i believe
     
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    I chose a local name for my business. Most towns have a local area nickname and if you intend to appeal to locals it's a good marketing strategy.