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Eric Lyon

My View On Local Geo Targeted Domains

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By Eric Lyon, Mar 23, 2015
  1. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Member Services, NamePros Super Moderator PRO Gold Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Personally, I would count it as geo-group. It also appears that the term is easily found in search engines as a common identifier for individuals residing in Houston, Texas. I can see potential in that one. The good news is that the term isn't that saturated, so you could probably brand it, market it, and land on page one of the index to soak in a good % of the organic searches for it. ;)
     
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    Thank you! That is exactly the idea behind. I am working on putting business reviews, community features, free classifieds and, later, local news :)

    And since I live in the area, I would be able to promote it with local businesses and people or just put a sticker on my car )
     
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    I paid $34 with free shipping to VistaPrint for 2 magnetic signs I have on my truck. Not a bad deal, reusable, doesn't damage the paint, and great mobile exposure at traffic lights and rush-hour. Speaking of which, one of my new clients was acquired on our way back from NamesCon in Jan. They saw one of my signs on the tailgate and placed an order.

    In short, signs and vehicle wraps work. ;)
     
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    Great, Great article

    Geo location domains are my specialty and I have had sales up to 75k. The word Maple basically screams Canada so I add Maple to common words like MapleMall or MapleMart or even MapleRoofing.

    My entire business is based on this and even though I have had a few big sales to China and USA the majority of my sales go exactly to my geo location which is Canada.

    Great part about geo location names is there are tons to hand register and all you have to do is find and industry to target, set up a few show websites and logos and you are in business.

    Instead of a geo location you can also use a geo logo. So if your city/state/country uses a symbol then register the name of that symbol with suitable business name prefix or suffix. For me the suffix outsells the prefix 10-1.

    So basically while some domainers are scrambling over dictionary words I quietly rack up sales with my geo domains.

    Eric is bang on with this one (y) (y) (y)
     
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    Outstanding!

    It's nice to see that others are working those geo niches with success stories. Congrats and great advice!
     
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    Will do! I will probably need a longer version, because of the length of the name. Have you also tried custom plate frame?
     
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    I have and found that people could hardly read it at a short distance. I asked a few different people to walk backwords and tell me when it's hard to see. The average was one car length, which means only the car directly behind you will potentially see the plate unless they are in a truck, suv, van, or have a long hood. The plates are really only good exposure for a single vehicle that must be low enough to the ground that the hood doesn't block the plate at a stop. You can pretty much rule out people reading it while in motion.
     
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    Yes, it is low efficiency, but it is also low one-time cost and you don't have to take it off in some cases. I am also thinking couple more creative ways. Will share if it works )
     
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    This is another one of my businesses.
    NOTE THE LONG AND SHORT ADDRESS ON THE BACK OF THE VEHICLE.

    The short address is easy to remember and the long address says what is needed.

    Even though we own the .com we use the .ca extension to make our clients feel they are dealing locally.
     
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    For more ideas, don't forget to check out this list of conventional, unconventional, creative, and out of the box ideas: https://www.namepros.com/threads/marketing-ideas-and-techniques.719211/ ;)
     
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