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    Outsourced Program Manager Chris -  AMWSO's Avatar
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    Question New Mag Site Need some help...
    Hi All

    We have a new mag site launching, it's quite a special project for us and I know everyone is going to like it when it goes live, but we're struggling over the name.

    We've decided we don't want to go with one of those SEO style names, everyone has one and they all blur into one, we want a name that is a little more unique and brandable. Meaning when people see the name or banners they can say "ah yes those guys", not "Ah...wonder which one of Magsyadaya.com, Magazineyadaya.com.... this is"

    Now I like the name "PULP" so I'm thinking of using that as part of the name. Internal strife though as some feel PULP isn't a good word.

    To me PULP brings up to pictures

    1. PULP as in the old name for comics and mags
    2. PULP as in Pulp Fiction

    Your thoughts (and better ideas appreciated)

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    How about "toiletcompanion.com"!!!! You can give away one of these with subscriptions.

    http://www.comforthouse.com/comfort/toiletvalet.html

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    Definitions of "pulp"
    So not a name you forget in a hurry

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    How many magazines do you see that are printed on "pulp" today? It speaks of cheap and low quality. No respectable magazine today wants to be associated with "pulp". They are mostly slick and glossy.

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    pulpy
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    How about "toiletcompanion.com"!!!!
    That's a very high-tech idea. In modern-day computerese, magazines can be thought of as peripheral data. If you look to the lower left, you can see a practical application.

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    Hmmm, Pulp - what's left after all the juicy stuff has been squeezed out.

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    Hi Chris,

    Using pulp in a name for a magazine site could be a great idea. Pulp is the raw material for paper production, without which there would be no magazines ( or any other paper products for that matter). I assume that you are looking for a name that lends to branding more than SEO so you could choose any name you want. The work comes in to play when you advertise the name in assosciation with your product. I say, have fun with it and good luck!
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    It would take an awful lot of branding to overcome the disassociation that would come with a name like that. Just consider some of the competitors who have gone that route: Blue Dolphin, Publishers Clearing House, and Primedia. If you didn't know about them, would you have any idea they sold magazines?

    On the other hand, there's no doubt that MagazinesQuick.com sells magazines even if this is the first time you've heard their name.

    I got an email from a totally unrelated merchant the other day. Their domain name is very generic and doesn't indicate what they sell at all. They suggested adding their tag-line (which does indicate what they sell) next to their name because they've seen drastically higher conversions when it's included. I only have so much room, though. It would have been about 100 characters total, and anything over about 30 doesn't format very well in the space I provide for merchant names.
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    How 'bout the daily rag.... weekly rag.... monthly rag.... oh never mind those don't sound so good.

    I beleive newspapers were refered to as rags at some point not magazines.

    GlossyTimes?? Fast Times HighTimes...oh no thats not it either...

    HighGloss... Just throwing stuff out there....
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    I don't think that I would visit a site called pulp.

    But I'm having a hard time coming up with an alternative idea.

    As Michael C. said "On the other hand, there's no doubt that MagazinesQuick.com sells magazines even if this is the first time you've heard their name."

    Unless the alternative is truly awesome, going with the tried and true seems to work better in marketing. For example, I just bought a lip treatment product to plump up my aging lipline and it's called "Big Mouth." I absolutely loved the name. (The product is fabulous too.)

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    pulp may bring visions of porn

    slurry

    hmmm mind slurry

    eh no maybe not

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    Yeah..I'm not a fan of "pulp" either Arghhh...I used to live in Savannah, GA and when the "paper plant" smell crossed the city it was nasty!!

    Hmmm...everyone is making good points.

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    Thanks everyone for the great feedback good ideas on both sides, it looks like the majority feel pulp is not the way to go.... back to the drawing board

    Thanks everyone

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