New Blog Name?

Jen and I are going to be starting a new blog and I need to decide on what the address should be…

Here’s a few ideas:

justinandjenpowell.com (that’s our original web address)

powellsinbcn.com (bcn is short for Barcelona)

storiesfrombarcelona.com (a bit long, but not bad)

storiesfrombcn.com (shorter version)

I don’t know…I want to come up with something that’s a bit creative, but maybe function needs to be most important.

Maybe answer this: If you were doing a search for us what would you type in?

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  1. Mike on May 29, 2009 at 12:39 am

    of those, justinandjenpowell seems to make the most sense to me, and then storiesfrombarcelona after that. they’re both longer, but easy to remember.

  2. Tyler Brown on May 29, 2009 at 12:49 am

    I’d agree with Mike. The longer versions are easier to read than the ones with the abbereviation.

    • Justin on May 29, 2009 at 12:50 am

      I already went ahead an bought ‘www.powellsinbarcelona.com’ Thought I’d go boring, but functional. You’ll see it fully up and going in the next couple of weeks.

  3. erin :: the olive notes on May 29, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I like the first one…and what I was thinking that wasn’t on the list is the one you just mentioned in the comment : powellsinbarcelona. just sums it up!

  4. Kevin on May 29, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Hi Justin –

    Just a bit of nerdery – but the spiders that index web pages and that are ultimately returned as result sets on search engines do not base their search matches on the url of the site, rather most of this comes from the content of the page combined with the contents of your sites tags.

    As such if your meta’s read like:

    Then your domain could be something totally unrelated to the content of the page: e.g. urbanidealist and the search results for Justin or Jen or Barcelona would still hit on google or yahoo or MSN or whatever.

    My two cents – let me know when it switches over so I can update the bookmarklets.

    Kevin

  5. Kevin on May 29, 2009 at 1:35 am

    As such if your meta’s read like:

    <meta name=’description’ content=’Justin and Jen in Barcelon’ />
    <meta name=’keywords’ content=’Justin,Jen,Powell,BCN,Barcelon,Spain’ />

    Then your domain could be something totally…sorry for spamming 🙂

    • Justin on May 29, 2009 at 1:37 am

      @Kevin: You are going nerdy! But I love it! Thanks for the heads up on entering meta data and what not.

      Also, I won’t be ending urbanidealist.com, just creating a new blog specifically to talk about and give info on our work in BCN

  6. mariah on June 5, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I am a fan of long but in this case if i were to search for you guys i would go with thepowellsinbcn straight and to the point.

  7. Mom on June 11, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I would search for justinandjeninbarcelona.com. It’s long but it makes perfect sense.

  8. Mom on June 11, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I would search for justinandjeninbarcelona.com. It’s long but it makes perfect sense.

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