Having the right domain name for your blog or website is one of the most important steps when you start your own blog or business. Your domain name will tell people about what you have to offer. That will help them visit your site if they are looking for the service same as you offer.
So here are some tips for you on how to select a domain name.
If this is your first time on buying a domain name, then you are curious and you may have lot of doubts and questions on selecting a domain name and even a domain name provider .It was same with me when I was looking for my first domain name for Food Corner.
Keep it short
If your domain name is short, then it is easy to memorize. And that will also avoid misspelling of name in search engines by your readers.
Use keywords in your domain name
If you are writing a blog in Food niche, try inserting keywords such as food in your domain name. Even the word ‘recipes’ describes the content in your blog if you are writing a recipe blog. This will also improve the visibility in search engines.
Among millions of websites and domains registered, you can stand out if you have a catchy and memorable domain name. Once you come up with a name, read it few times even louder. See whether you like the name or not .Even you can check with your family members to get their ideas of how they hear the domain name. Try to select a name which is catchy and memorable.
Avoid hyphens and other misspelling words
Having a hyphen in a domain name doesn’t sound good when you tell your domain name to someone. At the same time, if you use shorten words such as ‘u’ for ‘you’ or ‘2’ for ‘to’, these will guide to a misspelled domain name in search engines by your customers or readers. Also make sure your domain name looks and sounds appealing.
Need more tips? Read this post on how to pick a good domain name.
Got a good domain name idea?
Then check availability of your domain name. My favorite domain registrar is Namecheap. I simply recommend them because my experience so far is so good. Even I transferred all my domains to Namecheap recently.
So,consider these facts and select your domain name wisely.Because,a name can affect your blog’s popularity too.
Amila Wickramarachchi is a Singapore based blogger who writes few blogs.Her food blog Food Corner is popular for Sri Lankan recipes.She also writes this blog to share her knowledge on blogging with other fellow bloggers.