How to Get a Good Domain Name for a Website?
If you are in need of finding a really good domain for your business or website, then I’m sure these tips will really save you time & money.
Selecting a domain should not be taken easy. Once the domain is bought, the whole process starts and this journey of making a brand or a successful website takes months. So no one wants to buy a domain that in the future turns into a bad decision.
So, now let’s talk about some of the tips, that I learned by buying a lot of domains and making a successful online business out of many.
7 Tips to Get a Perfect Domain for Your Blog Website or Business
- Avoid Exact Keywords
Keep in mind that it’s not a good idea to choose an EXACT keywords sentence in your domain name. You will hear some success stories out of long exact keyword domains in a narrow niche but Google doesn’t prefer it and it looks spammy. For example PingPongPaddleReview.com
I recommend matching up two or three simple words, like Android Authority or Search Engine Journal.
- Use fewer Characters
Secondly, you can also opt for a short, fewer characters domain. That is easy to remember, and understand and anyone can type directly for a search without doing any spelling mistakes. For example a website about beaches and related gear: divein.com.
A short domain is also good for branding traditional niches and businesses.
- Grammarly Correct
Avoid grammar mistakes in the domain name for a blog. I know some people still use it. For example, writing “z” instead of “s” or “F” instead of “ph”.
But it’s better to avoid it as the main problem with this is that you will spend your half time asking them to use your spelling instead of the correct one.
- No Hyphens and Numbers
Don’t use numbers or hyphens. Although Google had said in past that they consider (-) to be a space but they also recommend not using it for a domain.
- Brand Name
Go for creating a brand website by using your name. For example, if your name is Marrie and you love traveling, then registering MarrieOnTheGo.com or MarriesTravels.com will be a good idea.
Just look at NeilPatel.com, he is one of the biggest names in digital marketing and yet there is no marketing(word) in his domain.
- Country-Specific Domain
Use Country specific TLD to establish a better search ranking for that particular country. A top-level domain (TLD) is the last portion of a hostname or domain (such as “.com or .us”).
A country-code TLD (ccTLD) is a domain name signaling that content relates to a certain country. Only opt for this technique if your content or business is only for that specific country.
Always remember, it’s eventually the quality of your content and good digital marketing skills that matter in creating a successful business under your domain name. So, just use these tips and work on producing some excellent content and you are good to go.