Jun
08

Brand Creation – Personal Branding Basics

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Brand creation is vital to your online business.  There are many branding strategies you can use to come from being unknown… to becoming an online household word.  Personal branding is just one action plan.   It’s a basic promotional strategy.

Here are a couple of tips you can use for personal branding.

1.  DOMAIN NAME STRATEGY: Purchase your own name at Go Daddy.  If your name has already been taken, purchase your name with your middle name or middle initial included.

You can use your name as the main domain name and title of your blog.  If you use this method, you will want to use a strong subtitle in your blog header so folks will know immediately what your blog is about.

If your blog already has a domain name… all is not lost.  Simply purchase your name and forward it to the main domain URL of your blog.  (At Go Daddy remember to give a description of your blog and fill in the keyword box.)

Then… you can use both names in your correspondence and conversations.  If you’re in a store…and someone asks for the name of your blog site… simply give them your name.  It may be  easier to remember than the URL you have given your site.  Your name will take them directly to your blog or website.

2.  SEO STRATEGY: You want the search engines to find you.  Using your own name as a domain name is first.  Also, use  your name in your tweets, signatures, articles, and comments.  Provide your name every where you can.  You want your name to become an internet household word.

Place your name in the  “All In One SEO” keyword box. (If you don’t have the “All In One SEO Pack” plug in on your WordPress site… it’s a must!)   Actually, putting  your name in the SEO keyword box is more important that in your tags.

Now… go and increase your personal brand….your name!

Til Later

Kathryn Griffiths

P.S. Use these two personal branding strategies first.  It’s the beginning of brand creation.  We’ll talk about a few more strategies later.

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Categories : Promotion

Comments

  1. Kathryn, great article. I have done exactly what you have suggested and if you google my name, well you will have n o problem finding me.
    Thanks for the info
    Mike Liddicoat

  2. I agree 100% that brand creation will make or break you. That’s a great tip about the All In One SEO keyword box. Never thought about that one.

  3. Nancy Boyd says:

    Hi Kathy,

    Thanks so much for the tip about the allinone SEO keyword tool. I didn’t realize that feature of it. Now I can integrate that into my branding strategy, especially for new product launches and marketing.

    Nancy

  4. Kathryn says:

    I did exactly what you asked. I googled your name and there you are. I also went to your site and voted for your wife. Mike could use everyone’s help at http://mikeliddicoat.com

  5. I am so glad someone told me to brand my name. I was able to get the domain names for me and my grandchildren.

    It seems like he easiest way to build authority.

  6. rosie says:

    Wow, if we follow these tips we will be ahead of the herd. Thanks so much going to hit your RSS so I can stay in touch.#blog30 community

  7. V. Da'Neesa Monk says:

    Thank you for these suggestions. I have begun some of these steps, but you have given me more instruction and reasons to follow through.