Lately I’ve noticed a lot of people are asking this question about the KnowEm Username Check service. KnowEm was recently reviewed by a columnist in the Washington Post (he did a good job; the article is worth reading), and several users’ responses to the article raise this very question.
Some people commented that social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace are a waste of time — “a huge time sink“. Some actual business owners posted that they have never created an account on any of these sites and never will. Many others stated they have never heard of most of the websites, and don’t understand the point behind them.
That’s where KnowEm comes in. Just because you don’t know every social media site doesn’t mean you can’t or don’t want to protect your brand name on it. You probably never heard of Twitter a year ago, but today there’s a mad race for every company to secure their @BrandName on Twitter. And for good reason; you don’t want someone else to get it first (by the way, you can also visit @knowem on Twitter).
Unless you’ve got an internet marketing staff working with you, you may not think you can keep up to date on all 120 sites which we register you with. That’s OK, because the important point to remember is that with KnowEm you are reserving your brand name, protecting it from someone else registering it. It’s not going anywhere. When you’re ready to start working with a different site, it will be there waiting for you. Convenient, isn’t it? That’s what our service is all about 😉
Welcome to Knowem.com – originally known as “CheckUsernames.com”.
We still have the same team working on the site, same code and same great ideas. We just felt a little boxed in with using the CheckUsernames.com domain. We have a lot of plans for this site and we are happy to announce our first two large improvements / updates.
We launched CheckUsernames.com 2 days after Jon Sikes took down the original site (UsernameCheck.com), we spoke to Jon and he was impressed with what we had done, so he listed our site first on his clones list page. At that time we checked over 80 different sites for user name availability. We shortly after pushed the number up to 104 – Now we are happy to announce we monitor a grand total of 120 different sites.
Unlike some of the competition that has came out we do not kick false positives or negatives and actually give a damn about the site and what we are trying to do with it. (not just slap pictures of ourselves on the homepage for a quick ego boost)
Now onto the good stuff, the new premium services that we are offering.
Sign up done on all 120 sites.
Yes, that’s right, we can sign you up on all 120 sites.
We launched this feature into a private beta on Monday April 13th to some of our friends in the SEM/SEO industry and the response we got was tremendous! So we are now officially releasing it to the general public. Starting at the low cost of $69.95 our team will actually sign you up and create accounts on social networks. We are not automating this process because we do not want to violate any of the terms of service of the sites that are being signed up for.
Subscription Sign up Service
While doing research and getting emails from hundreds of site owners we have compiled a list of over 2000 sites that allow you to have a profile and a user name. For a low monthly fee of $50 (per user name) we will sign you up for a minimum of 10 new sites a month. To learn more about this service check out our FAQ our signup for our subscription service – its what we are most excited about.
So that is what we have been up to, we have some more stuff in the works, but we can’t talk about it yet 🙂
The Knowem.com Team
Knowem.com / CheckUsernames.com
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