Domain name is the address of your website or blog. This is also a very important part of your business. Having a right domain according to your business plays an important role. If your domain name is catchy and easy to remember, people are more likely to visit your website. It also showcase your website in one word. So you should consider following tips before buying a domain name.
Tips to select a good domain name
Select 5-10 important keywords to you niche and try to generate the domain name which includes any of those keywords. And check the availability of domain name. Keyword is the most important part as it will help you in SEO for that keyword. Always use the main keyword of your website’s in the domain name. It defines your website. A good domain must have keywords.
Having keyword in domain name is good. But never try to have more than 1 keyword. It can take you into trouble.
Update: After Google rolled out EMD Update, having keyword in domain may be harmful if you are doing proper branding. And keyword in domain is not as much required now. It should be in URL. So, while writing the post, you can add keyword in your permalink. If you take a look at most popular websites, you will find that they do not have keyword in domain but they easy to remember word. For example: Mashable, recode et.
2. Easy to pronounce and remember:
The domain should be easy to pronounce and remember. If your visitors can not learn the name in 1st go, you are loosing visits and hence business. Try to avoid typical domain names. A good name is also easy to type. Domain name must be easy remember, pronounce and spell. Avoid using names with ambiguous spelling. For example, I used Quick Web Resources for my domain. It is easy to pronounce, remember and write.
3. Do not use hyphen:
Always avoid using hyphen in domain names. These are hard to remember and not help much. Both hyphens and numbers make it hard to give your domain name verbally and falls down on being easy to remember or type.
4. Copyright Infringement:
Do not use those words in your blog which are violating any existing brand copyright policies. There are some brands which do not allow you to use their name in any domain name. For example, use of iPad, iphone, Google, oracle, Microsoft will take you into trouble. Try to think that can be your brand.
5. Use domain name suggestion tools:
If you are not sure, you can take help of domain name suggestion tools. These tools will guide you and suggest you some best name according to your need.
If you are buying a domain name for your blog, then try to think about your niche. If you are creating a blog with multiple niche, then try to avoid name including any keyword. In this case try to think a name for your blog and then buy the domain according to it.
Follow these simple just before going to register domain name for your website. Not just have a domain name, have a good domain name.
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