Why Game of Thrones is like getting your small business online

By James C | Friday, 6 May 2016

A very small man can cast a very large shadow.

- Tyrion Lannister

With Game of Thrones back on our screens, and the books back off our shelves so we can say "That's not what happened!" there's a lot to talk about George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Like in the last episode with [spoiler - redacted] or who can forget [spoiler - redacted]. That was definitely surprising!

Something you might not have realised when engrossed in the battles of Westeros is how much the characters of Game of Thrones can be like getting your small business online. Don't believe me? Consider this...

Tyrion Lannister

If you're an entrepreneur or a small business, you're not unlike Tyrion in a lot of ways. Small, scrappy and a force to be reckoned with! Like Tyrion, to make it as a small business you have to be quick, intelligent, and agile where more established businesses aren't. You don't necessarily have the resources of bigger companies, that's why Crazy Domains makes it easy for you to be a mighty force to be reckoned with.

When you can get a unique web address and web hosting for just a few dollars, we've got your back when you're up against some powerful competitors.

Brienne of Tarth

As a knight, Brienne defies expectations while also embodying the persona of the loyal knight. Your website also needs protection, from a knight, of sorts...

Every day, hackers are looking for security holes in websites that could help them to confidential documents, customer information, financial reports – even passwords and transaction data. Luckily, your website doesn't have to face the world alone. Site Protection and Site Scanner identifies malware and security vulnerabilities on your website that could potentially allow a hacker to steal information, vandalise your site, infect your customers, or cause your site to be blacklisted with Google.

Fully automated scans act as a knight for your website, protecting it while you sleep and while you are busy running your business. Don't you feel safer already?

Dragons!

What would Game of Thrones be without dragons? Probably just a song of ice. Dragons can be terrifying, if you're not the mother of dragons, and when you're a small business the idea of setting up a website on your own can every bit as scary as a fire-breathing dragon. Stay with me on this.

It doesn't need to be scary – just like Danerys flies Drogon – you can brave your website. Every domain name registered with Crazy Domains comes with a free website builder, making it Crazy Easy to get a great-looking website online in minutes. Need more help? Enlist our trusty website design services, where your very own dragon (OK, it's not a dragon, it's a designer) will work on a custom website design to promote your small business, products and services.

When its created for your brand and promoted to your target market, there's no need to be afraid of getting a website any more. If Danerys can survive fire and tame dragons, you can get a website online, no sweat.

Jon Snow

Poor Jon Snow, always being told that he knows nothing. Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn't matter how great your website is if your customers know nothing about your small business.

Luckily, this is quick and crazy easy to resolve. The first thing you need to know about is Traffic Booster, that checks your website for important SEO factors and policies that can affect your website ranking, including keywords, broken links, page tiles and more – giving you an easy-to-understand report about what to improve. Next, your website gets submitted to search engines including Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Need more? Look no further than local search ads. Our Google-certified search ad team will work with you to create compelling ads and easily target the right audience for your business. There will be no excuse for them to know nothing about you now, with ads being displayed to visitors in your targeted geographic area, and according to defined interests.

Worried you might know nothing yourself? Try Web Analytics, to learn how your different marketing channels work together to bring visitors to your site.

Arya Stark

One of the things Arya is learning in her training is to become no-one: and without a domain name, no-one is effectively who you will be online. If people need a business or service, the first thing they do is look online, or ask a friend. If you don't have a domain name that's relevant and easy to remember, you might as well be anonymous – because nobody looks in the phonebook any more.

Sometimes, however, like Arya you want to be anonymous: that's where domain privacy can help you and your business.

When you register a web address, all your informations is submitted to the WhoIs domain search database, a list of every domain currently registered in the world. If you want to avoid unsolicited phone calls and emails from unscrupulous individuals who target and sell this information, Crazy Domains offers Domain Privacy Protection through our official partner, Private Registry Authority. And you don't even have to be an assassin to get it.

It's so fast to get a website for you small business and crazy easy to be successful, you can be online before you've even finished downloading the latest episode.