How To Choose A Domain Name Perfectly? What to do if it is not available? How long should it be? Is it too costly?
Have you thought like above ever? If you are a newbie to blogging or want to start your online business, these questions are common to arise in mind.
When I was a newbie, I was quite confused. I didn’t know how to choose a domain name perfectly for my blog. I wrote more than 200 domain names on a notebook then searched the availability in Godaddy. But even a single one was not available as I had decided.
Importance Of Perfect Domain Name
A perfect domain name is essential for branding. If you choose a domain name any random, long or mixed with special characters (i.e. like xyz@@d.com), it can be a branding failure. People will not memorize your domain name. If you are a startup, it will lead to branding failure.
Don’t worry. You don’t have to suffer the issue of choosing a domain name. I am covering here 5 essential tips to choose a domain name perfectly in 2018 from my 3years blogging experiences to help the creative people like you.
Now smile and let me start to elaborate. Make sure you’re free from external disturbance. Be calm and read the complete post carefully.
5 Essential Tips To Choose A Domain Name Perfectly In 2018 (Step By Step Guide)
1. Short In Length
The length of a domain name should be short and simple. Don’t use more than 20 letters. For the best one don’t use more than 10 letters.
Now just think a domain name like twitter.com or howtochooseadomainname.com. Which one is better? Of course, the first one and you may notice while reading second domain name like “what the hell is this?”.
Similarly look around the brand name of all electronic gadgets, clothes, shoes, social media. Everybody uses a short and simple name for their brand.
So choose short in length and simple. It will useful to design your blog logo.
Now come to the next step.
2. Easy To Memorable And Spell
Your domain name should easily memorable and spellable. Don’t choose a domain name tough to memorable. For example, choose a domain name perfectly like crazyegg.com instead of krazyegg.com.
In the case of 2nd one, people may confuse about the site coz of spelling. Generally, people will type correct spelling and visit another site. It will definitely affect the number of your site visitors.
If I tell you that best online logo design site is logomakr.com, you may notice the spelling. If you have not know about this site then your mind may tell you that it may be logomaker.com
But the right spelling is logomakr.com. So don’t use such word which creates confusion like this.
3. Use Keyword Inside Domain Name
For example wpbeginner.com. They are using wp and beginner keywords. They are providing tutorials on various WordPress Tools. So the visitors who wanna create a blog in WordPress and who is newbie will definitely visit them.
You can simply insert your brand name inside the domain name if your domain name is related to your existing brand.
If you wanna start a blog then follow the steps below and find the keyword for your domain name
How To Find A Keyword For Your Domain Name
Go to Google Keyword Planner > sign in with Gmail account. Go to keyword planner from menu.
Now you can see as below.
Click on the option as above.
Now type keyword related to your niche as seen below. If you have not decided yet then follow this guide to decide niche.
Click on “get idea button“.
Now you have the result for your keyword. It has “100K-1M” search volume and competition is medium and CPC Rs. 776.82. You can add this keyword.
Try to use a keyword which has medium or low competition and search volume is like above. You can even use your niche as the keyword here.
If it fits as we have talked then you can insert it into the domain name.
If you want to create unique branding then you can go with any name like as I am using here in this blog. You can rank your blog or website by SEO friendly setup and quality content according to SEO techniques.
I have already published an article which will help you to create a blog on WordPress perfectly.
4. Don’t Use Hyphens, Numbers And Special Characters
Choose a domain name without adding hyphens, numbers. It will tough to memorize and spell. If you have already a brand identity and want to start a blog or website in then you can take it.
For example: If your brand name is 24store then you can choose a domain name perfectly like www.24store.com.
But if you are a newbie then choose wisely without special characters and numbers. Coz if someone creating a site or blog for already established business then their name is already spread somehow among their targeted people.
5. Demographic Location, Language Based Targeted Audience
This one is the last but very essential one. All steps above are based on this one. Any blog or site cannot go further without having visitors. If no visitors there for a long run, you may have to close your site.
You have to decide your targeted audience before choosing a domain name.
Let’s start with 1st one.
Demographic Location Based
You have to choose a domain name perfectly according to the demographic location if you are targeting specific targeted audience. Choose wisely. Once you bought a domain name and start a blog or site on it, you cannot change it.
If you do so, you have to repeat same struggle to gain the visitors you achieved from the previous domain name.
For example: If your targeted demographic location is India then you can choose a domain like www.blogindia.com. It will easy to attract Indian visitors but you may lose visitors outside of India.
If you are targeting India at present and in future you will gonna consider other demographic location then create like www.blog.com.
If you want to create a blog or site in a specific language then it will better to have the targeted language word in the domain name.
So people will easily understand the language of your blog whenever they see your domain name. Hence you can increase your targeted audience.
For example: If your blog in the Hindi language then its better to have Hindi word inside the domain name like myhindinotes.com, hindiblogging.com etc.
What To Do If Your Decided Domain Name Is Not Available?
Generally, it is the bit tough to get a domain name in a single meaningful word (i.e. like shoes.com, blogging.com etc). So combine two words like I have done (i.e. Creative + Mantram = CreativeMantram).
Don’t confuse on word mantram. Of course, it is not a blog of chanting mantras. The meaning of word CreativeMantram here is Pro blogging secrets (i.e. mantram) for you (i.e. creative) to express your creativity in blogging.
I believe everyone is unique, creative and special. Blogging is the best way to express your ideas among the world.
If the domain name is not available as your choice then use two or three words. For example like bloggertipstricks.com. Ankit has used 3 words here i.e. blogger+tips+tricks.
But keep trying to choose the domain name under 10 letters.
Now you have learned 5 essential tips to choose a domain name perfectly in 2018. Congratulation.
I have tried to cover in details so you can choose a perfect domain for your targeted audience without losing time. Use these steps before buying any domain name.
A perfect domain name always gets attention by visitors. By choosing a perfect one, you have already forward a step toward branding.
Is this article helpful to you? Have you used any of above while buying a domain name? Please let me know the comment section.
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