I was at our booth at the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) annual conference a couple of weeks ago when Alan Pruitt came by. I’d met Alan before but lately I see him often in twitter; and I like it when I get a chance to have my twitter friends as real live people. So that was fun by itself.

In this case, though, Alan was suggesting an interesting idea to get instant search engine placement with your telephone number as a domain name. Try it. First, click the link here: http://9283281524.com/ to go to Alan’s blog post on the subject. As you do that, think of that 10-digit number in the domain name as a phone number: (928) 328-1524.

Then google that number. Here’s what you’ll get:

And the interesting advantage there is that you can get instant recognition and instant search placement with your own phone number. Alan explains more in his Posterous post on the subject.  Or you can just quickly get the domain name that matches your business’ 10-digit phone number, and start using it.

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.