Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Similar Blog Names

It's good to have an easy-to-remember and unique name for your blog or website. I thought Ah OK Lah Blog! was a great choice.

Then I received a few complaints from my friends trying to get to my blog. They told me that they ended up in another blog. Some even thought that I had deleted the blog and put up some rubbish.

Trying to get to the root of the problem, I finally realised that they had gone to another blog with the URL: http://www.oklah.blogspot.com/.

It's partly my fault. I broke one of the key rules: Having a visitor friendly URL.

My blog URL is actually similar to the one above and the only difference is a dash between ok and lah.

I realise that many guys don't actually use the bookmark function on their browsers. However, these guys forgot that there is a great website out there called Google, to help them. Using the key words ‘Ok Lah’ or ‘Ah Ok Lah’ and hitting the search button will lead you straight to my blog as it is No. 1 on the results list.

16 comments:

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

I hope the other oklah is not some scandalous blog or else your friends may think wrongly of you! LOL! I do wish I have the money to buy up every .com, .org, .com.my of my domain. But no money so hope no one likes chanlilian

dannyFoo said...

That's why, buying a domain under your own name is best sometimes. The harder thing of having is actually obtaining an email add with your name using those free email providers. Luckily for me I got 1 at gmail. :)

I'm not sure if www.oklah.com is taken though..hmm..

matakecil said...

aiyoh, donno to cry or to laugh reading this post. anyway, i am sure NOW everyone knows which is your correct blog url. hehe :)

nin said...

what does it mean "ok lah" or "Ah Ok Lah" ?

Adam said...

5xmom: No. Just some gibberish (nonsense
text).

dannyFoo: I was thinking of buying the domain name but my wife thinks that it is a waste of money. I already have a domain www.ah-ok.com. And yes, oklah.com has been taken. It was registered to SiliconNet Technologies Sdn. Bhd. Kuching.

matakecil: I hope so.

Avik: Read my post - http://ok-lah.blogspot.com/2005/02/statisitics.html
Also linked from my FAQ

kiasi said...

Good mah. The oklah.blogspot visitors will accidentally come to your site, and your visitors will come to oklah.blogspot site mah. This is called 'mutualisme' mah.

BabyPink said...

wow! so, your blog has a namesake? that's a little weird, but a little cool, too. has disadvantages and advantages at the same time, yeah?:)

ok lah! i'll try to look at the other blog.;)

Lucia Lai said...

hey one day you should let your blog speaks for itself (like what i did - when a blog speaks) like asking it how it got its name, how it feel and all that. haha. yalah. sometimes must be a bit gila-gila.

btw, did you choose this name because it is easy to remember?

Adam said...

Babypink: Bit angry at first but then I thought that the guy has every right to take the name after all I have not trademarked it or something.

Lucia: Thats a good idea. Yes. The idea was to have a easy to remember but catchy name.

Golf Addix said...

Adam
nvr mind lah. after all it is OK lah or ah ok lah right. see me in my new part time role as sports writer at

http://golf.mostvaluablenetwork.com

Jack

chics said...

oh..okla tuuu

nin said...

OK....Ah OK Lah Adam.....
nice name....
which word stands for "friend" in malayasian language ??
another point is i have changed the url of my blog....
pls update it....
http://www.kolkatablog.blogspot.com/

lainieyeoh said...

so basically they just need to use mozilla and type ok lah into the address bar to arrive at your blog :)

Lrong said...

heheheee... maybe your 'forgotten' twin?

pr1ncz said...

the wonders of blog hoppin..cute choice 4 a blog name..hehe!!kp ur juices flowin 4 more awesome posts.

Adam said...

Avik: Just updated the link. Kawan is friend in Bahasa Malaysia.

Lainie: Yep.

lrong: I doubt it.

pr1ncz: Thanks.

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