Who The Hell Are You?

When you’re getting ready to launch a website, it’s important to keep in mind that your site’s visitors and readers are going to want to know who you are and what your background is, especially if you own the category defining brand. When I first launched my geodomain websites, my About Us pages lacked detail, and a few people emailed me telling me they wouldn’t discuss advertising until they knew exactly who I am and what my objectives are/were.

People crave knowledge and information, and they want to know from where the information is coming. When Frank Schilling started his Seven Mile Blog, he was giving great domain and business advice, and he was also dissecting the news that impacted domain investors. The primary reason Frank Schilling’s blog became very popular so quickly was because of who Frank is and what Frank has done for the industry.

Whether you are developing a site about real estate, cars, the stock market, or even domain names, it’s only fair that you tell the readers exactly who you are and why you are an expert they should trust. Not only does this provide a level of comfort to your readers, but it helps provide a connection between you and your readers, encouraging them to become more engaged with your website.

The more engaged your readers are with you, the more likely it is that advertisers will pay top dollar for your available advertising space.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. You talking to me??..lol….Hi…I’m Tony Kanakaris and I run SocialDomainers.com….”Where Domainers Get Together!”….how’s that?…good??…next…

  2. Yes, this has been true for many years. Your reputation is important to many people who spend money on advertising or products. I have repeat customers that could easily go to the manufacturer but my price is the same and I give personal service.

    On the other hand in the last two years companies that use affiliate marketers like have created more and more anonymous sites with third parties to sell software and many other products. These sites are easily identified because the have no contact info for the owner. All support is directed to the manufacturer of the product. No customer service at point of sale. We call these “thin affiliates” since they have no original content or product. For example look at the PPC ads surrounding major products that are affiliate marketed. Go look for contact and ownership info.

    Know who you are dealing with on the Internet. Reputation is everything

    2 cents worth.

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