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How to move a WordPress blog to a new domain

So I decided to upgrade my domain to thechristhompson.com after much deliberation. Originally I purchased thechristhompson.info on GoDaddy for under $1.10 including tax! Thechristhompson.com was around $11 for the entire year, and I think it’s worth the purchase – let me explain.

Google started indexing thechristhompson.info pretty quickly once I started my blog. In 2-3 weeks I was showing up in search results, which was sooner than I expected. But it’s been tough to rank for my name with so many other Chris Thompsons out there. Especially this Chris Thompson who’s a performer over in Europe.

Obey the laws of 301 re-direct and your traffic won't get lost

Do you know where your traffic is heading?

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The Power of Email

Since my blog has been heavy on family updates as of late, I thought it was about time to discuss business and best practices. How about discussing the power of email for Internet marketing.

Parents know it’s tough to cook with a newborn in the house, so one of my co-workers was kind enough to setup a dinner schedule to help us out. Shane provided our first dinner and he setup an account on foodtidings.com so others could opt in and schedule dinner for us on follow up nights. The first two scheduled meals worked out great, but there was a snag on #3. Someone had planned to provide us dinner last Friday night, but I wasn’t notified and a bit puzzled Food Tidings didn’t send me a confirmation. In fact, Food Tidings never sent me any email.

Enter the importance of email and opt in

What's your email strategy?

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