For getting a blog online, the first thing you need to choose a good domain name for your online business. For all kinds of online business, you require a good domain name to address your online business. It’s so easy, but not as like buying a toy for your kids. So, you need to put extra care to choose a good domain name for your business.
When I was thinking to start a new SEO blog, then I read almost 50 posts from all over the internet by searching with the phrase “How to choose a good domain name for online business”. And finally, I came up with the best domain name for my SEO blog www.seowritingtips.com
SEO is changing day by bay. After buying the best domain name, you need to do lots of on page optimization and off page optimization to bring good visibility for your domain name to aware people about your brand.
Do you know the fact about how many domain names are registered every day. Almost 84000+ domain names are registered every day according to “whoishostingthis” site reports.
How To Choose A Good Domain Name
Now the question is how you can choose a good domain name for your business. If you are getting confused, then you try my 17 advanced tips to choose the best domain name for your business. May be, it will definitely resonate your idea. It will help you to choose perfect domain names for your upcoming blog.
# Select Your Specific Niche & Mind Set Up
At first, select your niche on which you want to start your blog. It’s very important before choosing a domain name. If you select your niche, then you will get lots of ideas in your mind to choose a good domain name for your blog. And then set up your mind.
Now you have a perfect reason to think about the only one topic. No embarrassment to think you’re a perfect keyword name. You will get lots of domain names automatically come to you before select your final domain name.
# Write All Alternative Words In One Place
Now it will come too easy for you. Think three or four related words according to your niche. Suppose you want to start a blog on technology niche. Then write 3 or 4 words in one place. Now, add or eliminate keywords on it.
Be an example. You can write such as new technology, technology guide, tech updates etc. For my SEO blog, I wrote SEO content writing tips, SEO tips, SEO writing tips etc. Finally, choose “SEOwritingtips”. The domain name is a matter of availability. If the domain is not registered, then it’s yours.
# Quick Tour On Google AdWords
Now research about your keyword to choose a good domain name. You can use the Google Adwords tool to see the exact volume, monthly searches for this keyword. You can also see the amount of traffic for your desired country.
# Eliminate Exact Match Domain Names (EMD) from Your Mind
Those days are gone when search engine favored exact match domain names. If you have a keyword in your main domain name or exact keyword is the domain name, then you had the chances to get rank your content.
But for now, it’s opposite. Now maximum search engine gives priority to content. If your content is helpful for others, well researched and well formatted, search engine gives priority. Even you can rank a domain with your personal name.
# Create Your Own Brand
Don’t always think about your domain name according to your topic. You can choose a good domain name according to your brand name. I have a technology blog on my personal brand www.talkandtalkers.com
You can choose your name as a brand of your domain name. I have seen lots of celebrity blogger who created their blog on their own name, authority sites like jeffbullas.com, Michaelhyatt.com etc.
# Use Suffix & Prefix
You can use suffix and prefix to choose a good domain name for your business. But try this method to choose a good domain name when you are not getting your desire domain name. For a car selling website you can choose carbazzar.com (Already Taken) type domain.
# Spelling Easy To Understand
Keep simple your domain name spelling. It will help your readers to keep remember your blog. They will visit your blog again. But if you do the opposite such as “valokaporerdokan” in place of “Fashion” then would you even dare to remember such kind of name?
# Don’t Use Hyphens & Numbers
Don’t use hyphens and numbers to choose a good domain name. Hyphens will create negative impact for your start up. And if you use numbers then people will misspelled to type your domain name.
# Don’t Do Copyright Infringements
When you choose a good domain name for your business then look at up Copyright Infringements. It will keep stay away to you. You can Google about it. One of my best friends started a blog on “Samsung Galaxy Smartphone”.
Accidentally, he has the word “galaxy” in his domain. After some days later, he got a legal notice from the company. And finally, search engine shut down his website.
# Don’t Try To Modify Already Popular Domain Name
Don’t misspell already popular domain name. They already built a brand for their domain name. It’s look very cheap for your website. There are lots of chances to compare your website with popular websites. And you would count as an underdog.
# Don’t Select Web 2.0 Types name
It’s not wise to choose a good domain name as like web 2.0 websites. Still, many people type “tumbler” instead of “Tumblr”. This will shift your traffic to another website. And they will be disappointed to find your exact domain name. As a result, you might lose your traffic.
# Social Media Availability
Check your domain names which is available for social media websites like Facebook or Twitter. Your user name is the identity for your website on social media platform. Its call of the hour.
When people will not get your social profile, according to your domain name, they will be getting frustrated. And finally, you will lose lots of connection and traffic for your website. You know social traffic is how important for a website.
# Always Try To Use .com Domain Names
Always try to get .com domain for your blog. To choose a good domain name with .com version will reduce some of your efforts to global branding. .com domain is the universal TLD. But if you want to start a blog on country specific, for Bangladesh you can use .com.bd or for USA, you can use .us
# Don’t Go for “It’s too long to remember”
Always try to keep your domain name short between 14 characters. Long names are boring to remember. No people will show interest to hear about your domain.
Also it’s very disgusting to type. In many places there is a character limit. Then what will you do then? You can use URL shortners but it’s not good for proper branding.
# Check Out The Tool
You can use tools such as “Domjax” to check the availability of your desired domain. You can also use the domain checker to select your keyword. Just type your desired keyword. They will give suggestion on the basis of your need. GoDaddy also shows the results of domain availability. It will help you to ease your task.
# You Can Use Domain Locking Service
You can use the domain locking service to prevent another to buy your domain or using your trademark. Search bar will show a sign of lock to aware the visitor about your brand. They will stop using your domain name or brand as their personal brand.
# Buy Domains from Big Company
Try to buy your domain name from big company such as GoDaddy, NameCheap. They are more worthy to trust from other domain brokers. I always prefer to buy domain from GoDaddy. They have a higher level of trust from all over the world. And they have huge satisfied customer. GoDaddy is the best place to register your domain name.
Do you have another idea to choose a good domain name for your business? What else do you consider to select the best domain name? Have you already written a guide about when you bought your first domain? Let’s share with us your guide on comment sections. Don’t forget to share my post on social media.