Struggling to pick a domain name for your website?
In this article, I’m going to walk you through how to pick a domain name for your website that will stand out from other websites.
If you are just starting out on your online business, chances are you are using a free website, such as a .siterubix.com website.
It’s okay to use free websites as you will still be able to rank on search engines. But as you’re moving forward, you might want to consider having your own domain.
There are 3 types of domain that can be registered, namely .com, .org, and .net.
Ideally, you should get a .com domain name not only because it’s the best for your website to rank on search engines but also seems more trustworthy and credible.
As a matter of fact, most smartphones provide users with a .com button on their keyboards.
Why Should You Have Your Own Domain?
When it comes to whether you should have your own domain, you should first think about what benefits you for having your own .com, .org, or .net domain.
Here is a quick list of them:
- An Asset You Own.
When you purchase a domain, you have the ownership of it. If someone wants to use your domain, they can only wait until you decide not to rent it anymore and buy it from the market.
- Domain Increases in Value Over Time
As you build out your website, your domain will increase in value over time as it has a higher search ranking on search engines. Eventually more buyers will be attracted to buy your domain with a much higher price.
- Better Ranking
As mentioned, having your own domain will lead to better rankings in search engines, which will eventually lead to more visitors and more revenue.
- Create a Good First Impression
Your domain name is the first thing your visitors will see before even clicking into your website. A unique domain name can create a positive impression and encourage them to return whereas a bad domain name will send them away immediately.
How to Pick a Domain Name?
There are a few rules for picking a domain name that you should take into account:
1. Always Choose a .com Domain
A .com domain tends to rank the best on search engines so always choose a .com domain.
2. Make it Memorable
Your domain name should be easy to pronounce and spell to make it more easy to memorize or your visitors may just mistype your domain name and you end up losing them.
3. Avoid Dashes and Hyphens
As your domain name should be more memorable, avoid dashes and hyphens in your domain. In fact, it may affect your ranking as well.
- allinaffiliatemarketing.com (Good)
- all-in-affiliate-marketing.com (Not Good)
4. Keywords Don’t Matter
Although keywords are important for being ranked on search engines. Your content is all that matters that will be targeting them to get ranked. So don’t include keywords within your domain if it’s not necessary.
5. Choose a domain you like
Although there may be lots of rules when choose a domain. The bottom line is that you should choose a domain that resonates with you and right for you.
At the end of the day, it’s going to be your brand and your thought is all that matters.
6. Find More Domain Ideas
When I first started on creating my website, one reason why I struggled to pick a domain name is that I didn’t have a lot of domain ideas.
If you’re also struggling to come up with domain ideas. Here’s a tool that I found useful:
Name mesh is a free tool that you can use to come up with awesome domain name. Just type in some keywords that are most relevant to your website and it will give you hundreds of high-quality domain names.
After picking the best domain name for your website, you will have to check its availability and see whether it is occupied or not.
The best way to do that is to use SiteDomains on Wealthy Affiliate.
From there, simply type in the domain name and perform a search, you will see the results down below.
If it’s available, you can click “add to cart” and go through the check-out process on Wealthy Affiliate.
I hope all of you have a solid grasp on the importance of having a good domain name and how to pick one for your website.
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