Yahoo Small Business – If you have a single web minded person in your company do them a favor and DO NOT use yahoo small business. Their backend panel is an absolute mess.
I’m pretty savy with DNS, .htacess, and server side redirects; some of the people working in the tech center trying to guide me through their backend are definitely not.
I’ve got two domains, one is on Yahoo as a merchant account, and the other is on go daddy. We want to mask forward the godaddy account to yahoo. No problem. The problem starts when I want to forward the yahoo url to the same name as the account on go daddy. With another mask forward we create an infinity loop. No good.
My next thought was to mask forward godaddy to yahoo and create a .htaccess file for both URLS to be forwarded to a directory in the root folder say /siteName/. BUT yahoo does not support .htaccess. I asked about IS redirects, but was told this is not a good solution as it does not always work.
The third solution I came up with was to transfer the domain to yahoo and work the files and DNS from there. Not that I thought this would help, as anything I can do from one registrar I ought to be able to do on the next with the right DNS/cname/aname settings. NO DICE! Yahoo cannot accept incoming transfer domains until later this year.
So in closing, wtf do I do to get the client’s website displaying correctly with the proper url in the address bar? The only solution left it to cancel the yahoo account and start again on a new server. This has got to be the worst option available as it means data entry, a second host account, and a waste of my client’s money due to yahoos inability to support effective DNS management.
If anyone has a solution to this issue – I am all ears.
Thank you in advance.
I was asked this the other day. My immediate response was something a kin to “everyone should blog if they have something interesting and relevant to say”. Seth Godin makes a pretty good case against CEO blogging saying
“Here’s the problem. Blogs work when they are based on:
(maybe Utility if you want six).
Does this sound like a CEO to you?
Short and sweet, folks: If you can’t be at least four of the five things listed above, please don’t bother. People have a choice (4.5 million choices, in fact) and nobody is going to read your blog, link to your blog or quote your blog unless there’s something in it for them.
Save the fluff for the annual report.”
I don’t think its that cut and dry. It depends on your expectations and the goals you set out to accomplish by writing the blog. If you wanted a huge audience to raise brand awareness then that’s going to be a very different blog then one written to get the attention of a niche provider market.
This is the new Guttenberg Press for anyone who wants to use it. Never before has the top of the company been able to communicate in a two way conversation with everyone else involved in the co-creation process. A confident CEO can and should regard a blog as an opportunity akin to television, but with the benefit of backtalk. That backtalk can be scanned, summarized and focused by staff, if need be. Staff writers could even write most of the content leaving only monthly or weekly posts for the ceo.
This doesn’t mean that they plug only their own products or services. A blog should not be created if the main intended purpose is becoming an advertisement. People won’t subscribe to it and you’ll be wasting your time, but who better than the ceo to give guidance on new technology issues or new brand strategy? Nobody. That’s who.