How To Choose A Domain Name That Gets Traffic [VIDEO]
When it’s time to choose a domain name, have fun with it and know that it’s very easy and a lot of fun. Most people takes weeks and months struggling to choose the right domain, but this post will make it alot easier for you.
But it’s important to choose one that’s relevant to your niche….and make it memorable!
There are many different registrars where you can register your domain names (I personally use Hostgator because of their level of service and they’re very user-friendly). Here are the steps for selecting a domain name:
- Always choose .com. It is universally recognized and very easy to remember.
- Keep it short. Your goal is to make your domain name easy to remember. Avoid shortcuts (like “4ever”), hyphens and numbers. If you use hyphens, try to keep it to 2 max.
- Choose a name related to your site. Make your site memorable and easy to find by choosing a name that is directly related to your site.
You want to do your research and select a domain name that’s perfect for you and one that reflects your business. Your domain is the sign that you hang on the front door of your website and your visitors should know immediately, just by your domain, exactly what your site is about.
For example: When it’s time to choose a domain name and your website is about “top golf courses”, you wouldn’t want to choose “improveyourgolfslice.com”
If your site is about “decorating cupcakes” you wouldn’t want to choose a domain name that says “baking muffins”, simply because that’s too broad and those who want to learn how to decorate cupcakes are not interested in baking muffins.
It’s all about relevance here.
Keyword research is vital to getting your site indexed and noticed. It’s worth the time it takes to find the right keywords for your site and will save you having to create tons of content that will never get read. Believe me.
When choosing a website hosting service, select one that’s affordable, user-friendly and offers lots of features for your money (I have always used Hostgator for those very reasons).
Here’s a short video I made that will give you some pointers on choosing domain names: