Yesterday, Raven Tools launched the second edition of their online scavenger hunt, RavenHunt. Once again they have some awesome prizes up for grabs: an Apple iPad, 1 year Pro subscription to Raven, books by Tamar Weinberg and Avinash Kaushik, a Search Engine Land premium membership AND RavenHunt t-shirts!
Participation is easy. Each day you are given riddles that you’ll need to solve in order to find clues that contain secret letters. Keep track of all of the secret letters you find, because at the end of the week you’ll need to unscramble them to form a secret word/phrase. The contest started yesterday, but you can join in at any time. The riddles and clues stay up throughout the contest, and are posted on the Raven Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The contest ends sometime Friday afternoon, so get playing! Last month we had the opportunity to be one of the blogs participating in RavenHunt (we had a clue hidden right here on the DSM blog).
As you know, “co” is the standard abbreviation for company and .co will soon be available as a top level domain (“TLD”)! Up until now, this TLD has only been available within Colombia as the country’s ‘code’. This new TLD will provide a big traffic opportunity for business owners and search marketers as .co is a very common misspelling of .com.
Dates for registration
From April 26 to June 10 registered trademark owners will have the exclusive ability to register the new .co TLD for their registered trademark. (Needless to say, if you own a protected term you will certainly want to register it during this period!) After that protected period general public registration of .co TLD’s will begin in July.
The .co opportunity = additional traffic and brand management.
The .co risk = a cybersquatter registering your company’s trade name or marks before your do.
The goal = securing your company’s .co opportunity.
How about this for a headline: Matt McGee, an Arizona Cardinals fan?
Matt McGee, a great friend of mine was such an awesome sport about this. Ok, maybe he was a little upset at himself for making this bet (The Arizona Cardinals would get further in the 2009 season than the Seahawks), but we had fun with it. To show my appreciation to Matt I wanted to make sure and post the pics for ALL to see. Here ya go Matt:
On my 32nd birthday I had the opportunity to present an Internet marketing seminar to a group of attorneys at the Utah State Bar. Having gone to law school and passed the bar I always enjoy an opportunity to rub shoulders with other attorneys. However, I really enjoy being able to teach a bunch of experienced attorneys a thing or two.
Andrew Melchior and I spent about an hour presenting and taking Q & A. You can find the slideshare presentation here: