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Fresh Home an Unexpected Surprise from Readers Digest

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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 ?

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30 responses to “Fresh Home an Unexpected Surprise from Readers Digest” - Add yours!

  1. February 19, 2009

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

  2. Amy S. said:
    February 19, 2009

    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!

  3. Timothy said:
    February 19, 2009

    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!!!

  4. Alf said:
    February 19, 2009

    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.

  5. jake said:
    February 19, 2009

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

  6. Peter said:
    February 19, 2009

    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.

  7. holly said:
    February 19, 2009

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

  8. antonio said:
    February 20, 2009

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

  9. CJay said:
    February 20, 2009

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

  10. Jen said:
    February 20, 2009

    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”…

  11. SoFoReal said:
    February 20, 2009

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

  12. Backup lol said:
    February 21, 2009

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

  13. Wizz said:
    February 21, 2009

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

  14. Jason said:
    February 21, 2009

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

  15. February 22, 2009

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

  16. Eumir González said:
    February 22, 2009

    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!

  17. Midhun said:
    February 22, 2009

    I find it surprising for RDA to launch FreshHome during such a dull period when so many print magazines are shutting down. Would be interesting to see if they would go for a standalone domain or they would include it within rd.com. Either way I don’t think you it will affect you negatively.

    Regards,
    Midhun, Home-Designing.

    *PS: just noticed a site that I think is taking your RSS and publishing it:

    http://www.styleofdesign.com/2009/02/fresh-home-an-unexpected-surprise-from-readers-digest/

    Is it with your authorization?

  18. Michael said:
    February 22, 2009

    Midhun – There are a lot of websites that copy Freshome word by word
    but I don’t have what to do to them.

  19. Midhun said:
    February 23, 2009

    Yes, Michael, it is a common problem faced by many bloggers. Publishing your RSS feed as content on another website is downright illegal and I think you should warn the webmaster concerned. I have been a victim of this too and now I even have a standard mail that I use to send to plagiarists!

  20. Michael said:
    February 23, 2009

    Midhun – And to they agree to remove the content after you send them an email ?

  21. Midhun said:
    February 23, 2009

    Sadly not all of them. But atleast some of them will take notice if you mention plans about alerting Google and their web hosts.

  22. Michael said:
    February 23, 2009

    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.

  23. Midhun said:
    February 23, 2009

    Hey, don’t be completely disheartened. I have had a few success stories in getting sites that use autobots to quit. Usually the webmasters of such sites do read all the incoming mail and sometimes act on the fear of having their Adsense banned. And yeah, getting justice is a tough thing. :( But atleast you can have the satisfaction of having done everything that you could have.

    Here is a link that maybe of help to you:
    http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/report-cheater.php

  24. Bryan Henry said:
    February 24, 2009

    I own freshomemagazine.com and freshhomemagazine.com

  25. Sandra said:
    February 25, 2009

    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”…

  26. an said:
    February 27, 2009

    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!

  27. Funny Candid Picture said:
    August 16, 2009

    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..

  28. Ti said:
    April 15, 2010

    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.

  29. JUAN ALEJANDRO LOPEZ said:
    October 26, 2010

    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

  30. Arthur Lee said:
    December 3, 2010

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

    Thank you

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