The Perfect Domain Name

Last Update: Nov 11, 2014

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One of the challenges every marketer has, is finding that perfect domain name.

It seems when you try to find it - it's been taken or the only extensions left are .biz or some other less effective extension.

But you can reduce your challenge if you start looking at finding or creating a domain name in these terms:

Think Branding

Your building your business for the long term - so with that you are creating a brand. A way to stand out from the pack.

So your domain name should describe or suggest your product or service. Doing this will sometimes end up having your keywords in the domain name which is great, if you can get it.

But don't get caught up in trying to find a domain name with the keywords for your niche. Exact match domain names do not carry as much weight as they use too.

If you can get a domain name with your keywords and it sounds great then go for it. But it's not anything you need to worry about if you can't.

Think Memorable and Short

Google, Digg, Wordpress, Mashable, Wealthy Affiliate - great memorable domain names

The longer the domain name the harder it is for people to remember. More often then not they will forget a word or put the words in the wrong order.

So you don't want to have a domain name like:

howtomakemoneyonlinefromyourhome.com

Not only is it hard to read but you don't want people mistyping or misspelling your domain name. If they do that means no one is going to find your website.

Think Easy To Type And Spell

You want to make sure your domain name is easy to type and spell.

This means if you're using slang like the letter "U" instead of "you" or a variation on a word like "express" and using "xpress" it can be hard for people to remember this.

Avoid Hyphens

Many people will forget the hyphen when entering your domain name, plus it is confusing when your hyphened domain name is the same or similar to a domain name that has no hyphens.

You can loose a lot of traffic to your site because of this.

And hyphens are used by many spammers and you don't want to be associated with that crowd.

Top Tier Extension

This means you want to find a .com before anything else. If you can't then look for .org or .net.

Don't Conflict

This means make sure your domain name does not conflict with trademarks or names belonging to other businesses - make sure to check before you register your domain name.

Hope this helps the next time you're searching for the perfect domain name.

I believe in you
Leo

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Thank you Leo for that input great knowledge invaluable.

You're welcome

Great story about domain names...I gave someone an email address that ended in @fromcancertohealth.com - easy enough, right? Well they heard @fromkansastohell.com
OOPS!!!

LOL

Wow! That's unbelievable. Just shows you how careful you need to be when choosing a domain name!

Good advice as always Leo. I'm pleased with my 'tidyface', but it's more by luck than judgement! Lol

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Though known to me things but I enjoyed reading your post. Thank you Leo.

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Nice Leo.. Thanks for the tips as I am just getting started in this venture..

You're welcome - anytime you need a hand feel free to give me or the community a buzz

Yeah, it's like keyword research. Takes time, but can lead to great results. You have a great domain name Leo. What do you think of mine? I got it before I joined WA.
Thanks!

Are you talking about WebMarketingPass? If so it's a great name - it tells me exactly what your site is about.

Yes Leo, thanks.
I actually got it when I was trying to get in to domain flipping, never knew it would become my website.

Flipping sounds so much easier, but it's a risky business.
Have you done any yourself?

I have - but just flipping a domain name can be a pain and yes risky. Lots of variables one of which it has to be a really good one to make good money.

And if you're going to flip a built out domain it needs to have traffic in order for you to make money - and as you know it can take time to generate organic traffic. Or if you have some revenue you can make even more money.

Again lots of variables.

Nice put this way Leo!

Thanks - I have my moments - lol

Excellent advice, Leo, especially since I'm looking for another domain name. Thanks!

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Great advice, thanks Leo.

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Good content, Leo. Thanks for sharing!

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