The Best Website Taglines Around the Internet

By Daniel Scocco

A tagline can make or break a website (well, maybe not, but it is cool to be dramatic). Below you will find a collection of the best taglines around the Internet. Some of them are funny, some are clever; but all of them deliver the message! Hopefully it will serve as inspiration.

  1. The Straight Dope: Fighting Ignorance since 1973 (It’s taking longer than we thought).
  2. Maxim Philippines: The best thing that ever happened to men … after women!
  3. The Consumerist: Shoppers bite back.
  4. Random Acts of Reality: Trying to kill as few people as possible…
  5. Joshuaink: Same old shit, different day.
  6. The Superficial: Because you’re ugly.
  7. Smashing Magazine: We smash you with information that will make your life easier. Really.
  8. The Best Page in the Universe: This page is about me and why everything I like is great. If you disagree with anything you find on this page, you are wrong.
  9. Scaryduck: Not scary. Not a duck.
  10. The Art of Rhysisms: Chronologically inept since 2060.
  11. Needcoffee.com: We are the Internet equivalent of a triple espresso with whipped cream. Mmmm…whipped cream.
  12. Ample Sanity: Life is short. Make fun of it.
  13. Rathergood.com: The Lair of the Crab of Ineffable Wisdom – a load of stuff by Joel Veitch that will probably crush your will to live.
  14. The Breakfast Blog: In search of the best eggs in town.
  15. Dooce: Not even remotely funny.
  16. Pink is the new blog: Everybody’s business is my business.
  17. Shoemoney: Skills to pay the bills.
  18. Oh No They Didnt’t!: The celebrities are disposable, the content is priceless.
  19. YouTube: Broadcast Yourself.
  20. Waiter Rant: Do you want Pommes Frite with that?
  21. Newshounds: We watch FOX so you don’t have to.
  22. Sabrina Faire: All the fun of a saucy wench, none of the overpriced beer.
  23. Defective Yeti: A maze of twisty passages, all alike.
  24. All About George: All about George Kelly… you know, if you go in for that sort of thing.
  25. Go Fug Yourself: Fugly is the new pretty.
  26. kottke.org: Home of fine hypertext products.
  27. Slashdot: News for nerds. Stuff that matters.
  28. Gawker: Daily Manhattan media news and gossip. Reporting live from the center of the universe.
  29. Get Rich Slowly: Personal finance that makes cents.
  30. hi5: Who’s in?
  31. Fotolog: Share your world with the world.
  32. Jezebel: Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women, Without Aribrushing.
  33. Autoblog: We obssessibely cover the auto industry.
  34. Boing Boing: A directory of wonderful things.
  35. Perez Hilton: Celebrity Juice. Not from concentrate.
  36. DumbLittleMan: So what do we do here? Well, it’s simple. 15 to 20 times per week we provide tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane.
  37. Lifehacker: Don’t live to geek, geek to live!
  38. Gizmodo: The gadget guide. So much in love with shiny new toys, it’s unnatural.
  39. John Cow Dot Com: Make Moooney Online with John Cow Dot Com
  40. WebWorkerDaily: Rebooting the workforce.
  41. The Simple Dollar: Financial talk for the rest of us.
  42. TrafficBunnies: Making your hits multiply like rabbits.
  43. Mighty Girl: Famous among dozens.
  44. The Sneeze: Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions.
  45. Buzz Marketing: Because everyone is entitled to my opinion.

Your favorite tagline is not here? Just post a comment and I will update the list.



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158 Responses to “The Best Website Taglines Around the Internet”

  • James Pegram

    Cool post, I think you covered most of major players. A bit of shameless self promotion here’s mine.
    Reality Wired – Perception is reality and reality gets you paid.

  • Skellie

    Something about being ‘smashed’ with information frightens me. Considering I am on dial-up, the tagline is actually a pretty good reflection of reality 😉

    Mine is: Creating content 2.0 to match the new web. I like it, lists or no :).

  • Ronald

    I personally like theVbag.com (slightly NSFW). They sell bags for storing umm, intimate items that women use as a replacement for men…

    Tagline: “What do you put yours in?”

  • Ali

    “Taking The Web Out of The Box” – My personal one :)

    Great list.

  • Daniel

    Ronald, that is a good one hehe, but I could not find it the site. Maybe they removed.

  • Rhys

    Thanks for linking to The Art of Rhysisms, my long dead blog :). My current tagline – born out of discovering my blog was banned in China – is “1/6th of the World Can’t Access it, 5/6th of the World Doesn’t Want To

  • Eli

    A lot of these are really good, just a nice addition for successful websites I guess.

  • John Cow

    We’re moooved you’ve included us!

  • Michael Rowles

    Ok, you can stop worrying now.

  • hurty elbow

    I’m partial to mine,

    Hurty Elbow: Comedy that’s quite hurty in the elbow.

  • Heather (errantdreams)

    I hadn’t thought that much about taglines, but you’re right, these do make the reader take notice. Thanks for pointing them out.

  • Jeremy Steele

    I think it is kind of interesting how many popular sites/blogs are starting to dump their taglines.

  • Daniel

    Jeremy, which ones you referring to?

  • Ramkarthik

    Thats a pretty good list. Few are funny.

  • Amy

    mine –

    aimZblingZ – * if you can bring it, I can bling it *

  • Matthew Baldwin

    Actually, defective yeti has about 30 rotating taglines. In addition to the one you mention, there’s also:Haphazardly Spellchecked Since 2002 (probably my personal favorite)Sturgeon’s Law Strictly EnforcedThe Buckhorn Beer Of WeblogsThinking Outside The PantsPutting The “i” Into “Teaim”

  • Matthew Baldwin

    My fancy formatting = FAIL

    Haphazardly Spellchecked Since 2002
    Sturgeon’s Law Strictly Enforced
    The Buckhorn Beer Of Weblogs
    Thinking Outside The Pants
    Putting The “i” Into “Teaim”

  • Matthew Baldwin

    Also, I’ve always been fond of Mighty Girl‘s “FAMOUS AMONG DOZENS”

  • Kishore

    Nice funny collection of Blog messages

  • Widgett Walls

    Hey, thanks for choosing Needcoffee! I’d like to humbly suggest the tagline of one of our newest sites, dedicated to mindless and entertaining violence, The Daily Kicksplode: “No gimmicks. No frills. Just once a day, something takes it in the face. Because this is what you want.”

  • J.D.

    I’ve always liked People You’ll See In Hell’s (pysih.com) “Your daily dose of evil.”

    But then I’m alone in a basement right now.

  • Brian

    My favorite is The Sneeze (http://thesneeze.com): “Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions.”

    I like mine too (http://candyaddict.com): “All the candy that’s fit to eat, and some that isn’t.”

    Brian

  • uncle wilco

    Not as hip as some of these, mine is “Share your shed”, does exactly what it says on the tin.

  • CAP News

    CAP News … Are you in on the joke?

  • chris

    You forgot deanhunt.com – “Cos everyone is entitled to my opinion”

  • Daniel

    Thanks guys, the ones suggested were pretty good, I updated the post and we are up to 45.

  • Mike

    One which still makes me chuckle is SEO Dave Naylors site which has the tag line “Can’t beat a good rank”.

  • Scribble Duck

    We make up the news, so you don’t have to.

  • Scaryduck

    I draw your attention to my *other* tagline:

    “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, stuffed up a dog’s bottom”

    So, so sorry.

  • 399Retouch

    My website’s tagline is “You Can Look Better Than You Really Do.”

    (We Photoshop retouch pictures of people.)

    • Tom @ Scinti

      That is a good one too!

  • Comrade Smack

    I’m a fan of the CULT OF THE DEAD COW’s

    “the internet’s #1 white slavery and cockfighting site!”

    http://www.cultdeadcow.com

  • happiegrrrl

    Famous among dozens is funny. I am going to click over and check that one out just because I like the humor.
    Mine’s “Happiegrrrl Climbing – Where I’ve Been and Things That Have Happened While I Was There.” Pretty much tells it like it is, with a bit of climber attitude.

  • Eric

    2 Assholes. 1 Website.

  • SisterSledge

    From SEOish.com:
    Poorly illustrated SEO insights, sprinkled with fart jokes

  • Andrew

    Spittoon.biz – we spit so you can swallow

  • Richard

    ‘Satisfying your Mom since 1991’

    They change it from time to time though.

  • Richard

    http://www.Bungie.net

    See above post.

  • Fashion06

    I like this list, but you forgot mine.

    Dobizo-How To Start A Clothing Line From Scratch

    The word “Scratch” gets them everytime. It has worked good for SEO position and getting searchers to click thru.

  • Michael Price

    MLBroadcast.Com: Global Exposure. Local Results.

  • Phil E. Drifter

    is old and busted, it was funny 5 years ago, now it just sucks.

  • Phil E. Drifter

    Stupid comment section ignored what I put in the website field.

    Best page in the universe is old and busted. it was funny 5 years ago, but now it just sucks.

  • Ben

    You missed one of my favorites: Something Awful – “The Internet Makes you Stupid.”

  • Daniel

    Phil, I still like Maddox’s tagline :).

    Ben, good one, I will add it to the list.

  • shae

    Biznik – Business networking that doesn’t suck.

  • RH

    my favourite has to be at http://www.feedthebeaver.com

    – Deep inside your unconscious mind lives a creature that generates weird, uncontrollable thoughts. What kind of creature? Mine’s a beaver. Feed the Beaver

  • Pete White

    ImAFish.co.uk – The Plaice To Be

  • kam

    excellent list myfav. youtube although i only have a couple of vids up there its a lotta fun to watch people post anything and everythin on there

  • cat

    What Would Tyler Durden Do? (wwtdd.com)
    Tagline:
    “What Would Tyler Durden Do” is a blog focused on bringing you the latest gossip and news about rich and famous celebrities. And then making fun of them. Why? Because fuck them, that’s why.”

  • Joel

    How about SlipperyBrick?

  • Ken Hutchings

    Excellent – Heres mine

    webofpoker – no one plays alone

  • Ahmed Bilal

    FabDazzle.com – watch them implode…

  • Maleficent

    Two of my favorite taglines come from the same blog, The Daily Bitch (http://brain-soup.blogspot.com):
    “Brain Soup For The Dysfunctional Soul”
    and
    “Taking life with a grain of salt, a dash of pepper, and a shot of tequila”

  • Lynn

    I like “a celebration of things kids shouldn’t try at home” (www.badexample.mu.nu)

    I had a list of about a dozen that I thought were very clever but I can’t find it now.

  • McGehee

    “The McGehee Zone: Leading the way in following the crowd.”

  • Gerasimos

    http://www.milliondollartagpage.com
    Catchy taglines. Let the people decide if they are catchy or not :)

  • Small Fish Big Money

    Small Fish Big Money – “making money online has never been easier…one small fish, in a shark infested ocean.”

  • Some1

    Good old days of blogish.com (now seem’s to be parked)

    Blogish.com – Almost worth it

  • Pommie

    One of the best I’ve come across is at:

    Confessions of a Pioneer Woman

    “Plowing through life in the country…one calf nut at a time.”

  • Chris Lyons

    Office Hero Headquarters

    Your private cache of tips, tools, and secret powers for saving the day

  • Dannie

    The Recliner GM Sports Blog – Where we’ve logged as many minutes as Chris Webber in ’07 but got paid $19 million less.

  • Ness

    Cool ones. “Daily Blog tips – Some things you can read daily!”

  • Supriya

    Suggest any tag line for my website.. my site is something similar to http://www.yelp.com

  • Kristina

    Hi there – great list!

    In the spirit of self-promotion, here’s a rather wonky one from my new blog http://hellinateacup.wordpress.com:

    Hell isn’t cold, it’s warm. And it stinks like soured latte.

    cheers

    Kristina

  • Marc Snyder

    Since 1995, when I registered the domain, the site tagline has served it well :
    If it’s about your career … it’s here !!!

  • Mo Morrissey

    I want to know how Ronald in comment #3 KNOWS that tagline….Hmmm.

    After reading some of these, I realize how lame mine is: Purveyors of fine Hip Argot, Categorical Imperatives, and other ideas of import.

  • faathir

    first time blogging, searching some tips and found this site..cool site..

    check my tagline..

    Hmmm… Chitosan-free?!!
    “how to make money online, no chitosan is needed. really!”

  • kabir_bhai

    Its vry cool……. articleeeeeeeee……….

  • SEO Genius

    That is an awesome list :) really opens me up to more “eye catching, random and perhaps conflicting” taglines instead of the more generic corporative taglines that i currently use.

    Thanks :)

  • funnyrosa

    I have a website called findthefunnyWIRE which posts news headlines about comedy films. My husband has just added a blog (http://findthefunnywire.squarespace.com/guffaw) called GUFFAW.

    His tagline: “With the emphasis on guff!”

    He still cracks me up!

    funnyrosa

  • Freelance Web Cartoonist

    I like the Maxim Philippines tagline the most because I read the magazine and I’m from the Philippines.

  • Blue Chew

    **clever

    This is one I found, and now use the site.

    HitFrog – Where Human Trafficking Is totally LEGAL?!

    I was all WHAT legal human trafficking! It turned out to be a clever ad or copy writer (wahoo…). There are so many creative webmasters out here. I love finding well written wordplay. I hope to one day to use my creativity to build an awesome web site too.

  • Football News

    Thanks for the list – some of these are real quality and insightful.

  • Donna

    So there I was… working away way too hard and I came across this page. You’ve reminded me that life can be fun too, even when you’re working. Thanks for making my day!

    Excellent, smile provoking list!

  • maria

    nice information, thanks

  • EuropeanKiss

    Great list :-)

  • kblfu

    Those are some great tag-lines! Here’s ours:

    The Conspiracy Guys
    Conscious of the unconscious, aware of the unaware

  • Thushar

    Cool !! Thanks for the great tips and ideas

  • Chris

    Our web magazine squob.com focuses on the coolest travel trailer and RV design.

    So we use ‘Thinking outside the white box’.

  • Petra Weiss

    I absolutely LOVE Pommie’s (No. 58) Tagline from a Pioneer Woman. What a cracker! This site is really inspirational. Has anybody got any good ideas for a blog about healthy diet/weight loss?

  • VitaminCM

    VitaminCM.com – Nourish Your Mind

  • Jon

    Wordout
    Solid enough to stand on.
    Light enough to take with you.
    Always best viewed through your own two eyes.

  • Angel Cuala

    Here’s mine – What you do not realize about Family and Blogging, and everything in between

    Have you realized it?

  • Mircea

    How about “MyTestBox.com – experimenting with the future” ? Does that sound well? Well wnough to be put it here?

  • Wakish

    Growing the list:

    Wakish Wonderz – The Spirit To Achieve The Best! :)

    Cheers!
    – Wakish –
    (http://wakish.com)

  • DigitalSeven

    Another good one is veryangrytoad.com tagline “Visualize and Revolutionize”

  • Takumi86

    Thanks for posting those taglines, i will definitely have a look into it :)

  • Phil @ moneysaverpro.com

    Yes! I like these. I personally think that tag lines are an awesome way to get across the point of a website. You can convey quite a lot with a short, smart, snappy tag line. This list highlights that!

  • horoskop

    excellent list .it worth bookmark.

  • Laura

    Enjoyed the humor, but does clever = effective?

  • Coral

    Hilarious list. Hurty Elbow appeals to me for some reason…??

  • gendut

    thanks for recommend for great listing…….I will visit the links above…

  • Saman

    MS Copywriters: It’s not plagiarism,we are just recycling words :)

  • Bang Kritikus

    Hmmm… complete tags lists. Thanks for you all.

  • tom

    Our name and tagline :
    UKnow I Am Right
    a review of america in progress and fine bourbon

  • Bang Kritikus

    Thanks for your info

  • Randy Cassingham

    Weird news site thisistrue.com — “Truth is Stranger than Fiction because Fiction Has to Make Sense”.

  • Dan Ashe

    One we use for teambuilding and leadership development marketing is: “You can’t download experience!”

  • SuGar Pinoy

    this is funny as it is informative. Thanks for the post.

  • Darwin

    …Because everyone is entitled to my opinion…i like that

  • Coupons

    Cool list!

    there are many more best websites such as facebook, myspace, bebo, Xanga, Flixster

    thanks for sharing!

  • Nick Shipway

    The best one I’ve seen is The Register “Biting the hand that feeds IT”.

    Genius!

  • Blogger Rise

    I wonder when I can be like them

  • rina

    can u suggest me some of d best tagline for my company that based on IT, multimedia and communication…my company- RINZ NETWORK…thank you…

  • daily horoscope

    Nice list.I read Smashing Magazine everyday.

  • Daily Good Tips

    Hmm…many masters in blogging, how i choose one

  • Sara

    Great tags!!
    i love them!!

  • Vesti Vijesti

    Great article.I read some of this sites every day.I like Jezebel.

  • Profit Lance

    Great Information in here. I have been looking for examples and you defiantly gave me some great ideas.

    Thanks

  • Vishal Nayak – B2B Copywriter

    Dan, “you can’t download experience” is a great tagline. Pithy and powerful.

  • medyum

    Hey, thanks for choosing Needcoffee! I’d like to humbly suggest the tagline of one of our newest sites, dedicated to mindless and entertaining violence, The Daily Kicksplode: “No gimmicks. No frills. Just once a day, something takes it in the face. Because this is what you want.”

  • Suburban Psychosis

    Hello,

    Looking to change my tag line. My humor blog is called Suburban Psychosis. I want something sarcastic as I am.

    So far it’s been suggested ” it’s crazy in the burbs” and “have you taken your medication today?” but I’m not sold on them. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Suburban Psychosis

  • Jeff

    wizardofdraws.com – Cartoons with a Touch of Magic

  • shruthi

    can anyone complete this tagline {as 100kmph the loudest thing is a —————- is the electric clock}

  • Avery

    I like GRS the most.

  • Alahna

    http://mess.be – “Don’t mess with Jesus. Mess with MSN.”

  • Babaji M P

    @ Alahna: “Don’t mess with Jesus. Mess with MSN” :)

    @ Daniel: Let me add one more tag – very simple & easy.

    Shop Edition – “Online Shopping Made Easy”.

  • DGallucci

    I’m not sure if I like mine or not – any feedback?

    programmerstoolbox.com – “you’re gonna have to face ot you’re addicted to code”

  • Co-Founder

    Can you help me find a unique tagline for a charity that helps provide food for the hungry in other countries?

    • erickjohncuevas

      Food for Life.

  • ram

    Great…initiation!!!

    My tag is “The favorite shelter of global brands!!!”

    Keep it up.

  • Greg

    Somesite has “You Can Look Better Than You Really Do.” — it’s insulting. We have a totally different one – “Look as good as you really do!”

  • Ed

    some good stuff here, nice post

  • Dancing Bear

    Thank you for providing the world with so much in the way of awesome tips… I’m a newbie blogger and have worked really hard in the past year at pushing through a seriously-steep learning curve. As a Missionary for Nutrition [which has not paid any bills, so far, as I Am purposefully NOT aligned with any products, for now – due to my long-range goals…] I really knew almost nothing about blogs when I started mine… So I anticipate returning to your blog – Thanks for the great tips!

    And… I would Love to see my tag-line LISTED HERE, when I return, due to it’s own merit and, of course, if You deem it as “one of the best…” IT IS GREAT, in my not-always-completely-humble opinion… And I came up with it mySelf – or to be more accurate: I was adequately Open to the Divine Inspiration that Sent It to me…

    So what’s your criteria for the “best” ones? Does my blog have to have already Succeeded with a following-along audience to qualify according to Your criteria???

    Here’s my fabulous tagline, which [would you] perhaps like to list[?]:

    “Let us Be… Peace On Earth… and ‘lettuce’ begin with Salad!”

    Love, Dancing Bear, Missionary for Nutrition!

    ☙✿♡❦❧

    P.S.S. I’m so confident that you’re going to respond to this… perhaps you get so many “such questions” that you don’t feel willing to respond… or perhaps You don’t Realize how much it would Benefit All of Humankind to have this important message raised in the public Consciousness – if You can help in any way – especially within a generation of young people who are – on a massive scale – heading down a path that can only lead to the equivalent of “nutritional-suicide” on a cellular level… Uh-oh. In case you suddenly are reminded of headlines in the news about alarming increases of obesity and heart-disease and “Adult-Onset” diabetes – IN CHILDREN – Never Fear! I Am on my way to Providing a SOLUTION! It’s a well-formed and sophisticated Plan that has been discussed over many-year’s Time among some very passionate and Compassionate individuals [of which I Am One… Anyhooo… Blessings & Thanks for having this blog. I’ll be back…

    P.S.S. Please Love YourSelf: Eat A Salad!

  • KDHSFM 98.9 The Desert Heat

    And my favorite tag-line of all time that gets the most hits LOL is DIET
    of course one would think that exercise would be popular uh? not a chance if you want the hits “DIET” will knock down your server lol.

  • Stephen Myers

    This is a super cool, hole in the wall bar in Antigua, Guatemala. Its tag line is ‘Every dive bar needs a town’. It suits this place with its candles, live music and speak easy bar and second hand book store down to the ground.

  • erickjohncuevas

    hahaha, heres my tag line to “Today is the tomorrow of our yesterdays”.

  • Dennis

    “This page is about me and why everything I like is great. If you disagree with anything you find on this page, you are wrong. ”

    OMG I love it…I am going to try something similar to this on the Mrs next time she thinks everything she says is right.

  • Christian Guico

    Cool and funny list. I must come up with a unique and cool tagline before sharing the one I’m using here. :(

  • Michael (MKR)

    This post made me come up with one.

    “Poking the bear with a short stick”

    :)

  • Robbin Thorat

    Hey, great post – I am a web designer and developer, on a day-to-day basis I work in a variety of projects for a broad range of different clients all wanting different styles. Recently I designed a minimalist website for one of my clients which looked great…

  • Aida

    can u suggest me some of d best tagline for my office that required the tagline for sports and recreational club.

    Hope u will give me an idea.. thank you…

  • fefos

    Hey, great post. Thanx

  • Rison Simon

    I love the consumerist tagline. Funny as well as relevant.

  • Jelbee

    how do you rate the best tag lines? i read this tag line on about.com >> ” Got milk? (1993) California Milk Processor Board ” considered as the top 1 tagline. i don’t know how they rate this.

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