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How important is having matching Social Media Handles to you?

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by sixtoronto, Jan 13, 2017

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Does having matching username handles matter

  1. yes

  2. no

  3. to an extent

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  1. sixtoronto

    sixtoronto Established Member

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    One thing that I think that is somewhat important is having matching IG / twitter / fb / and youtube usernames that match the domain name. For example, lets say someone has the domain name supaflexxin.com and they want to develop / brand it

    IMO, the branding looks much stronger when they have all of the social media usernames that match up with their company name ... so

    facebook.com/supaflexxin
    twitter.com/supaflexxin
    instagram.com/supaflexxin
    snap: supaflexxin
    youtube.com/supaflexxin
    gmail: [email protected] (may not be important since you can just use [email protected])

    ETC. I feel like having to throw random numbers in devalues the brand a bit. like:

    facebook.com/I_am_supaflexxin
    instagram.com/SFlexxin
    twitter.com/supaflexxin1

    Of course, it won't always be possible to do this - especially with a 3 letter or short domains. I did random searches on 3,4 and 5 letter IG handles. A lot are taken ...
    In these scenerios, I feel like the domainer can find a suffix or word to use after the 3 letters thats available on all platforms and use that to make all their handles match up.

    How important do you personally think it is to have the social media links match up? Also, are there sites that you use where people sell or trade social media usernames?
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017
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  2. hookbox

    hookbox Top Contributor VIP

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    It's hard to find a good available .com that all the handles are also available. It's nearly impossible unless it's a random made up word.

    Many companies just add an underscore _ or my, get, go etc.....as a prefix to their social media handles so I don't think it's that crucial.
     
  3. sixtoronto

    sixtoronto Established Member

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    Something interesting I seen:
    on public profiles with a desirable aspect (1 word, first names, 3 letters..) people will be in the comments making offers and asking how to get the name:

    Some Examples:
    https://instagram.com/chris
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BOwPm5DgUP2/?taken-by=chris

    https://www.instagram.com/sara/ (read bio)
    https://www.instagram.com/joe/ (read bio)
    https://www.instagram.com/brian (comments)

    and many more, just search common words and first names
    I wonder what people would sell them for
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017
  4. Elon Swift

    Elon Swift Restricted (Proxy Risk)

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    yes it does matter a lot . matching usernames help a lot in seo and in online publicity
     
  5. JONAH LEUNG

    JONAH LEUNG Established Member

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    If you need an excellent promotional effect, it is very important.Because he can produce better SEO results.
     
  6. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    Don't forget you car number plate. :)
     

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