The Vanguard View: Insight for Association Websites

27 Things I Noticed About Your Website

Posted by Chris Bonney on Mon, May 24, 2010

Yes, this post is for you. It's about your website. You haven't redesigned it in way too many years and it shows. Here's a quick list of things I found.

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Topics: vanguard technology, web 2.0, Google+, domain name, website redesign, social media, Websites

Don't Get Beat To The Tweet

Posted by Chris Bonney on Tue, Nov 10, 2009

Don't Make The Same Mistake Twice

Remember when you waited to buy a domain name for  your organization because you wanted to see what was going to happen with this new-fangled thing called the Internet? Would this crazy concept ever catch on? Many thought it wouldn't. Now those organizations have URLs for their website with words like "now" or "net" or "online" in them while the more savvy organizations have rock solid, memorable URLs for what turns out to be the most valuable marketing tool you'll organization will ever have.

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Topics: twitter, web 2.0, domain name, ad age, web strategy, association technology, social media

Why Your Domain Name Is Awful

Posted by Chris Bonney on Tue, May 26, 2009

What would the association world be without acronyms? Man, we love them, right? While they can serve as a short hand for your organization's full name and sometimes they can even turn out kind of cute, like napnap.org, we've found that using your acronym for your domain name can sometimes be crippling.

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Topics: domain name, associations now, associations, Websites

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