Fresh Home an Unexpected Surprise from Readers Digest
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Fresh Home an Unexpected Surprise from Readers Digest

As you might know when you start a website, you have to choose a domain name for that domain. First I wanted to get the domain Freshhome.com, but it wasn’t available, so after searching other alternatives I’ve decided that I like Freshome.com …and I’ve started my online journey. Yesterday I’ve found from Charlesandhudson and Adage that Reader’s Digest Association (RDA) plans to launch a new home magazine aimed at an under-30 crowd later this month ( more exactly on 27 February ) …and surprise …that magazine is called Fresh Home. I’m pretty sure that they don’t know about Freshome.com, and if they will decide in future to move online ( as many magazines do these days ) they might have a little surprise. What do you think about this ? Do you have any suggestions ?

25 comments

  • Mike @ DigsDigs February 19, 2009 at 19:28 PM Login to Reply →

    I think that mean you’ll have more traffic after a while =)
    People make spelling mistakes very often.

  • Amy S. February 19, 2009 at 19:58 PM Login to Reply →

    funny that you mention this. i saw this about the magazine and googled fresh home to see if they had a website and yours popped up! you may get more new visitors like me because of it!

  • Timothy February 19, 2009 at 20:37 PM Login to Reply →

    I think this will definitely work in favor of Freshome.com. It’s
    Amazing that mags even announce launches without first setting up
    a domain that points people to a branded site even if there is no
    content. Most likely they will grab freshhomemag.com (which I see
    they’ve already done!). But a Google search for fresh home magazine
    brings up you guys! Well done on the SEO!!!

  • Alf February 19, 2009 at 20:41 PM Login to Reply →

    I guess that the people of Readers digest has pirated your idea,
    because is really popular your blog, and also the magazine and this
    blog is the same, so you must bring a lawsuit against them.

  • jake February 19, 2009 at 21:58 PM Login to Reply →

    I think they “borrowed” your idea and name. You should pioneer their online venture of the magazine.

  • Peter February 19, 2009 at 22:22 PM Login to Reply →

    Before you see big $$$, freshhome.com directs you to a flower site.
    Probably they add -magazine at the end or make a link from their own website.

    Ofcourse I hope you get more traffic.

  • holly February 19, 2009 at 22:40 PM Login to Reply →

    I hope you get more love and visitors, I love your site and always will! <3
    :)

  • antonio February 20, 2009 at 02:16 AM Login to Reply →

    Call reader digest and sell your domain for a million dollars.

  • CJay February 20, 2009 at 02:44 AM Login to Reply →

    Love this site, but get a good lawyer, these people are conservative and sue-happy…

  • Jen February 20, 2009 at 06:05 AM Login to Reply →

    Love your site! I too looked up fresh home and got your site. Now how do I get someone to start a magazine labeled “Raising Granola”…

  • SoFoReal February 20, 2009 at 18:11 PM Login to Reply →

    This could actually work in your favor… more viewers will see your page…even if by accident

  • Backup lol February 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM Login to Reply →

    Takelegal action,they have copied your ideas or they change their magazine name. Lol

  • Wizz February 21, 2009 at 18:06 PM Login to Reply →

    just dont bother keep posting new stuff and this might
    increase the number of readers

  • Jason February 21, 2009 at 19:34 PM Login to Reply →

    I do hope this site lasts~~ I enjoyed reading the posts, a lot of effort and creativity goes into this!

  • Margaret Howe February 22, 2009 at 07:03 AM Login to Reply →

    Hey, maybe you’ll get increased traffic from typos!

  • Eumir González February 22, 2009 at 09:33 AM Login to Reply →

    Maybe RD will make an offer anytime. It could be so good for the
    pockets, anyway I think freshome have many faithful readers and we
    will follow you anywhere.

    Greetings from México!

  • Michael February 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM Login to Reply →

    Thanks for your advices, but I think that those pages are just robots that copy and paste content, and to get to the actual owner would be a hard thing to do, and he will ignore me, because this is what he knows best to do …copy/ paste and spam.

  • Bryan Henry February 24, 2009 at 18:41 PM Login to Reply →

    I own freshomemagazine.com and freshhomemagazine.com

  • Sandra February 25, 2009 at 18:58 PM Login to Reply →

    Actually, i thougth i wrote the name wrong… but then,
    your site came out and i found it pretty interesting…
    Usually the problems with the domain names are solve by
    adding a “-” in bettween or the word “magazine”…

  • [...] friends over at Freshome are better than Reader’s Digest [...]

  • an February 27, 2009 at 20:59 PM Login to Reply →

    I actually went looking for the magazine’s website and came across your site! So technically, I would say that it is definitely benefitting you for the time being. BTW: great site!

  • Funny Candid Picture August 16, 2009 at 02:28 AM Login to Reply →

    Agree with you man.This site rock!Anyway, i think this freshome site will get more traffic if RDS decide to publish..from typos and also search engine suggest..

  • Ti April 15, 2010 at 16:08 PM Login to Reply →

    Your website is neat. I did come here looking for Fresh Home Magazine. It may work in your favor. Their website is freshhomemag.com. I would not worry about anything because they have already picked out a different address.

  • JUAN ALEJANDRO LOPEZ October 26, 2010 at 06:24 AM Login to Reply →

    HONESTLY YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR OWN MAGAZINES!! :)
    I THOUGHT WHAT WAS ONLINE WAS ALSO ON PAPER
    & WELL I WOULD LOVE THE IDEA OF HAVING MAGAZINES BASED ON YOUR FINDINGS “FRESH” HOMES – MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ARTS FORMS OF ARCHITECTURE :)
    I HONESTLY LOVE YOUR WEBSITE SO HOW ABOUT THEM MAGAZINES EHH?? :D

  • Arthur Lee December 3, 2010 at 20:04 PM Login to Reply →

    Don’t like reading magazines on-line. Especially those with good ideas/illustrations. Need tear-out pages for filing.

    Thank you