Vegas Lagged

Subscribe to Elliot's BlogSince I was only in Las Vegas for 3 days, I don’t think I am suffering from jet lag right now, so I will attribute this foggy state to Vegas-lag. I am very Vegaslagged for sure. I took my laptop figuring I would check in, but I opted to keep it in the bag since it was a short trip. This is why comment’s haven’t been approved for a few days. If you haven’t been to Vegas, you are missing out.   There seems to be something for everyone.
Anyway, a few random thoughts and answers to emails I received while away:
– I most definitely will be at TRAFFIC in New York this week.   It’s an easy 20 minute subway ride to the first stop in Brooklyn for me.   I keep a fluid schedule and plan to stay at the venue most of the day each day.
– I was able to get in touch with someone at NameJet and Network Solutions regarding my post last week, although they couldn’t help my family friend get her domain back. Incidentally, my friend told me not to bid on it on their behalf as it wasn’t worth the $75.   Yes, it was the .com domain of the exact 2 word name of their company and they didn’t want to pay $75 for it (there were only 2 other bidders).   Surprising, I know – but it saved me from having to monitor the auction on Friday afternoon.   I was on my way out to Vegas when they told me, so I didn’t have the time to explain why they need it.
– ALWAYS take a hit on 16 when the dealer has a ten showing.   This is especially true when it’s late and you are gambling $20/hand while everyone else at the table has at least $100+ out there.   Of course the dealer pulled the guy’s 4 after flipping a 16 himself, costing us a lot of money.   Take one for the team!
– NEVER play on a blackjack table where idiots are standing on 16 against the dealer’s 10.   Pick up your chips as fast as you can.   There is some luck involved, but you have to play the odds, and it’s most likely the dealer has a 10 under his exposed 10, and you’re gonna lose anyway, so at least take the hit for the rest of the players.
– Thank you for the birthday wishes 🙂
– Maybe it’s my living in New York City and I don’t see a ton of billboards here, but it seemed that there were an incredible amount of generic domain names used in advertising in Vegas.   There were product names related to types of shoes, clothes and autos (not brands), category names related to lawyers and doctors, and even several long tail product/category names.
– I think TRAFFIC New York is going to be great. I’ve been to a few domain conferences before, and they are all great in their own way. The reason people go to conferences is to network and meet with business associates. Most people don’t go to medical conferences in Las Vegas so they can listen to the panels. They want to go meet with their pharmaceutical reps, learn strategies to manage a business, see free shows, gamble, and meet with other doctors in a non-office setting.   I’m not going to TRAFFIC to listen to the panels. I am going to talk with the people I know and meet the people I haven’t met before.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Elliot, once you have your domain name, give me some advice
    on choosing the keywords. How many is to many for parking,
    what do you look for, what do you choose, anything in niche?
    thanks, Ed – Michigan
    I use Fabulous for my parking, and they auto-optimize the pages for me. Sometimes I have to make minor adjustments, but most of it is done by them.

  2. Hi Elliot,
    This is Shashi Bellamkonda from Network Solutions. Sorry that we couldn’t help your friend. I am not sure why they lost their domain, but it is critical that people make sure that their e-mail address is up-to-date at their registrar so that they don’t miss the deadline to renew. If there is any way we can help in the future, just let me know. By the way, we were just in Las Vegas too, were you also at BlogWorld Expo?


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