Monday, November 9, 2015

Marine Vinyl Fabric may not be the sexiest of products but when you think about where it's used – "I'm on a boat!" – its sex appeal goes up exponentially.

The same goes for URL selection and display. You may not win any graphic design awards for a logo that just simply shows the URL with dubs (aka www) and Leading Caps (aka Title Case) but top SEO results and zero ambiguity on what the website offers will surely draw some wandering eyes.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


OK, so the name of the dealership is Napleton's but the URL is Napletown? Sorry, but it's brown frown for Napletown. :(

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

I've been on a bit of a hiatus from URL-spotting but this one caught my eye as a misuse of CAPS I don't think I've seen before. For some reason, the dubs here are capitalized and the rest of the URL is in alllowercase. Talk about putting the em-phah-sis on the wrong sy-lah-bles!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shannen Doherty's keepin' it classy with this URL!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Your Other

Saw this on the shelf at Home Depot but couldn't figure out how to get to my other

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let's hope they're not teaching kids how to choose and display domain names. Whoever came up with this looooong URL sure was riding the short bus!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Whoever put the stickers on this truck should be con-victed!, WeAre[Ohio].com

You may think the one on the right is a stumper, but if you live in Ohio you will recognize the bumper.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


The headline on this paper sitting atop a trash can caught my eye. You know the web is mainstream when the news media are pronouncing URLs like me... as in the Duke of.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Maybe it's because I had my eyes on the dash trying to figure out the name of the tune I was jamming to or maybe it's because I'm an URL-aholic but I read the back of this truck bottom up. So my first encounter was with the URL. "Hmmm... sweet!" I thought as I turned my gaze up expecting to find a bunch of hot models sitting in the back of the truck. "DOH!"
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sorry I've been slacking my fellow URLaholics. Please know that I am not yet cured, just busy with other obsessions. You know you're out of the loop when you see a TLD that you didn't know existing. Now I realize I'm no domaining .pro but who knew!?!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Great station. Bad URL. Like an extended jam, this URL wraps to second line. Never liked the character limits on Sirius XM. Always cuts off artist or title. Didn't even know wrapping was possible until I saw this. There has to be a way they can play with fonts or allow you to click to see full names.

Back to this URL, alllowercasedoesn't do it any favors. Too many weird letters. This URL is obscure as some of the bands they play.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Peter Askew snagged this one off Saturday Night Live. Beyond being funny, the URL display is, well, sticky.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Here's another SkewURL (for the uninitiated, those are URLs spotted by URL-aholic Peter Askew of Search Bound) from Chick-Fil-A . Peter seems to eat there a lot!

This one is a mess of mashed up alllowercase and an ill-advised /slash. As Peter points, out it should've been or dropped Atlanta altogether and had a drop-down on the landing page.

As it stands, this URL is not chic. It's not ful-fil-ling. And it grades an F not an A.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Here's a tip when using or other URL shorteners in print. Customize them! Too tough to tell the difference between zero and letter O and one and letter L. And this one ends with both. Oy vey! Thanks again to Brian Leiberman for the spot and reminding us that a little bit of extra effort goes a long way.

Talk about bold. Cheetos dares to assume that its orange sticks that look like shriveled pretzels are so ubiquitous that they can be used interchangably with the brand name. Reminds me of NBC's ambiguous Thanks to Brian Leiberman for sending this one in and making my hands feel sticky just looking at it.

Here's a nice clean URL with Camel Case and a unique tracking code to measure conversions. You don't need lasik to read this one clearly!