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What I found in my analytics research is that less than 5% of people search for "Big Mike" (or variations including "Big Mike Trading"). So basically everyone that was using Google was doing so without using our name.

In other words, no one was searching "Big Mike Trading" on Google. By no one, I mean comparatively speaking to our overall organic search traffic.

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I may well have it backwards; a more generic name could drive more traffic to the site. Then again will that be a good thing if there are more "tire kickers"? I guess the future is uncertain. Just like in trading!

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New Name

Think it was a good decision to rename it to futures.io as indicates now much clearer what this forum is about.

Not found any issues so far. Working fine on Safari 9.0 / OSX 10.11

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Congrats on the new name!!!

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Hi @Big Mike,

I like the new name, I joined last year and was sceptical of Big Mike's Forum name at first but after seeing the content (especially elite - please don't mix it with regular please) I loved it and got used to BMT. One "grievance" when it comes to the name is that it favours futures (I know forex has a bad wrap and even me I prefer to say currencies than forex) though many people trade 6E which is Euro FX Futures which technically is forex via futures - debatable which fits better and I'm not here to argue - just wanted to get this off my chest... whining is done and now I'm better

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By the way, I trade forex because I cannot afford to trade futures yet

Big congratulations again and thanks for making and keeping this forum the best trading one I've ever seen!
Chris

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Hi @Big Mike,
Confession corner:
By the way, I trade forex because I cannot afford to trade futures yet

Chris, Try this: June 12th Webinar @ CME Group: Exploring FX Futures Using CME E-Micros - Trading Live | FuturesTrader71

Which I wouldn't have heard about septin for this site, regardless of name....


Big Mike,

While we're in the midst of the discussion, I have to ask how big did "taking your name off the marquee" work in your thought process, and how do you see your role going forward?

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I realize I am in the minority, but in the interest of coming clean, I voted against the name change in the recent poll and in an earlier, smaller private poll Big Mike conducted.

I think "hate it" is too strong; I don't feel that way. It'is a good name if a new one needed to be picked, but I didn't see a reason to do this. Also I think diluting the brand BMT didn't help anything.

My concern at this point is that "futures.io" might not work well with search engines. I recall a piece of software I worked with a long time ago called "How". Cute, but good luck goggling up support for it. I hope the new site doesn't have similar problems.

I realize the name needed to change before other site changes could be made, and that is what I look forward to seeing. I know the BMT (or should we now say FIO) website code was a bit moribund, I look forward to it getting cleaned up and perhaps some new features.

While I'm not the biggest fan of the most recent change, I still want to say thanks very much Mike for all of your hard and continued work. My and many others' trading careers would not be the same without you.

@Big Mike, Similar to my past comment Futures and FIO are not particularly significant for search engines. Perhaps you could ask members to do a few searches each to bring it up in the ratings. This is especially true since I would still consider this site to be a dot com site. NOt even sure what DOT IO is for.

First search came up as: Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the British Indian Ocean Territory. Based on that I may change my original vote of name OK to No Good.

OUCH, my head hurts from that smack in the head -- It is for international location -- Big Mike, I do not think I would have subscribed based on this suffix.

Earlier many would have advised many different things - but now it is what it is -- good luck with FIO DOT IO

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Chris, Try this: June 12th Webinar @ CME Group: Exploring FX Futures Using CME E-Micros - Trading Live | FuturesTrader71

Which I wouldn't have heard about septin for this site, regardless of name....


Big Mike,

While we're in the midst of the discussion, I have to ask how big did "taking your name off the marquee" work in your thought process, and how do you see your role going forward?

Taking "my name" off never entered my mind, because I never thought of it as having my name on it to begin with. The site has never been about me as an individual.

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@Big Mike, Similar to my past comment Futures and FIO are not particularly significant for search engines. Perhaps you could ask members to do a few searches each to bring it up in the ratings. This is especially true since I would still consider this site to be a dot com site. NOt even sure what DOT IO is for.

First search came up as: Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the British Indian Ocean Territory. Based on that I may change my original vote of name OK to No Good.

OUCH, my head hurts from that smack in the head -- It is for international location -- Big Mike, I do not think I would have subscribed based on this suffix.

Earlier many would have advised many different things - but now it is what it is -- good luck with FIO DOT IO

Addressed this on page 1 of the thread.

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Also for those interested: Wikipedia entry on .io domain


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@Big Mike, Similar to my past comment Futures and FIO are not particularly significant for search engines. Perhaps you could ask members to do a few searches each to bring it up in the ratings. This is especially true since I would still consider this site to be a dot com site. NOt even sure what DOT IO is for.

First search came up as: Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the British Indian Ocean Territory. Based on that I may change my original vote of name OK to No Good.

OUCH, my head hurts from that smack in the head -- It is for international location -- Big Mike, I do not think I would have subscribed based on this suffix.

Earlier many would have advised many different things - but now it is what it is -- good luck with FIO DOT IO

@jmont1, if you take a look at the Wikipedia page for .io that @bob7123 posted above, and read all the way through, you will see that it is sort of trendy, at least for tech types, and no one really thinks of it in terms of the original Indian Ocean location. It's actually used a lot, and often for start-ups. (I confess that I didn't know that either before I looked it up. )

Basically, people in general just accept the .io, and I imagine that futures.io will be viewed the same way. And apparently Google doesn't care; .io addresses are treated the same as .com....

One less thing to worry about.

Bob.

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In terms of the internet and global perspective the country domains aren't really used for counties anymore. I've used .in and other country codes for years. They are an easy way to get the name you want that you can't get in a .com anymore. You can even use them to create interesting names.

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