Domain Name Tips – 5 Quick Ways to Choose a Domain Name

November 24, 2011 by  Filed under: Domain 

Often when it comes to choosing a domain name, people are confused about how to get started.

What is the best way to choose a domain name that gets the most impact? Is shorter name better? Does it have to be keyword rich? The list goes on…

Here are 5 quick tips to help you choose a domain name.

1. Short and simple. I’ve seen others who register for 4- to 6-word domain names. Not only that it’s hard to remember, but it’s very hard to spell to others too. This is a no-no. I prefer short and simple names.

2. Keywords if possible, brand name otherwise. There’s no rule that says your domain name must be keyword rich to rank well on search engines. It has its benefits though. When people heard of a keyword rich domain name, they immediately know what the site is about. However, look at Google. It’s has strong and memorable brand. If you can’t get short and clean domain name with keywords in it, use your brand name instead.

3. Hyphenated names? No. Again the benefit of keyword-rich domain for search engine rankings is not very significant nowadays, if at all. It is also hard to spell to others.

4. Register variations. If you are to build an authority site that gets a lot of people to you site, you may want to register different variations of the domain name, such as the plural and singular forms, misspelling, etc. so when people enter it directly in the address bar of the browser, they are redirected to the right site.

5. Easy to spell. At times, you may want to tell others about your domain via telephone, in the radio or during a teleseminar. If you can’t say your domain name quickly then it can be a turn off for the audience.

While getting a good name for your site is important, there are a lot of other things that you need to focus on before you start make money from the site.

By all means spend time to choose a domain name, but don’t waste to much time in it. Make progress instead.

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