.Biz Site of the Week: The Urban Hunter

10 Dec

We’re happy to highlight our Best of .Biz Q3 Nominee, The Urban Hunter, as this week’s Site of the Week.

Operated online only, The Urban Hunter store sells functional and stylish gear for biking, surfing, skating and other outdoor activities. Based in the UK and founded in 2006, Urban Hunter’s small team of employees offers products from leading brands including Patagonia, Heritage Research, Katin, Buzz Ricksons and Topo Bags. The company also sells its own label of t-shirts that are distributed worldwide and available to other retailers.

With their .biz website, Urban Hunter has built a successful ecommerce store – featuring product categories, photos, customer testimonials, best sellers, sale items and more. In addition, Urban Hunter leverages their .biz blog to update customers on the latest products and brand collections.

.Biz Site Spotlight: Why Maria’s Consulting Means Business

26 Nov

The .Biz domain name means business and Mariasconsulting.biz is a perfect reflection of the 10 EntrepreTRUISMS referenced in our recent blog post.

By showcasing her expertise through customer testimonials and thought leadership on her .biz website, Maria successfully conveys that she is a knowledgeable industry leader in social media management and consulting. The personalized look of her .Biz website also helps to humanize her business – showing customers that she is a real person behind it that they can relate to and trust with their social media reputation.

Mariasconsulting.biz offers multiple, interactive ways for her customers to learn more about how she can help them. With video, social plugins, a newsletter signup, press releases and more – customers can see immediate examples of her success and credibility in the social industry.  With her SiteLock Secure shopping cart, they can feel 100% secure in purchasing social media packages from Maria.

Visit mariasconsulting.biz to learn more about how she is using her .biz website to get new customers.  A special thank you to entrepreneurs like Maria for making .Biz mean business, everyday.

“Best of .Biz” winner awarded 1 FREE year of Bravo Video

13 Nov

This is a guest blog post by Karen Rosensteel, manager, Bravo Video.

To celebrate 10 years of helping businesses thrive, .Biz is recognizing its customers with the Best of .Biz quarterly contest. And the Q3 winner is…Sidd Scindia, a creative sound designer based in Pune, India, as voted by .Biz users and visitors. As a reward, we provided Sidd with a free one-year subscription to Bravo Video, our simple, powerful service for creating online marketing videos.

A .Biz Believer

Ask Sidd what he lives for and the response is easy: “sound.” Since birth, Sidd has always tried to pick out the various instruments in a song. After attending the School of Audio Engineering in Singapore, where he also studied photography and video production, he established Sidd Productions, a global business with clients in India, Singapore, the US, UK, China and Australia.

According to Sidd, he built his web presence with my.biz for three reasons:

1) It provided a shorter URL name that was easy to remember
2) It offered higher search rankings
3) It provided a better brand value

Sidd now enjoys great exposure thanks to a short, sweet URL, www.sidd.biz. Like so many businesses today, he’s working hard to tell his story in a crowded market. With .Biz, his brand is seen and heard all around the world.

Save 10% on Bravo Video with .Biz

With Bravo Video, anyone with a webcam can easily create a video for customer testimonials, blog posts or You Tube and Vimeo exposure. Says Sidd, “Bravo is easy to set up and embed on the website. The simplicity is impressive!”

And guess what? As a .Biz customer, you can save 10% on all Bravo Video plans. Just use promo code dotbiz10. We invite you to bring video into your online marketing and join Sidd on his quest to be more social, more engaged and more effective in his marketing efforts.