How to find a Domain Name for blogs
As you know DomainTyper is a domain name search engine, if you want to create your website or blog this is the best place to start.
I would like to take you on a long journey on the field of website and blog building. I will share with you interesting and helpful tricks day by day. It will be an experience for me as well as I’m a new member of the team. I’m here to help you on this field.
I would like to help for those people who are not experts in the IT business, for all those who would like to build their business on the internet.
An increasing number of students and professionals are using the internet to earn some extra buck or learn new skills. Nowadays moms are working from home making their websites, writing their blogs. Students are creating their portfolios on the web to share their work experience, writing articles in their blogs. Hairdressers, costume designers, bands, cooks, carpenters etc. … I could write about different professions ten more lines… but I don’t, because it doesn’t matter who you are. I’m sure soon you will have your own website and blog.
I will cover the following topics in this and the next posts.
- Find your perfect domain name, and buy it.
- Find the perfect template for your site
- Do the SEO part yourself. Fill up your website and blog with content, make enormous traffic on it and get your frequent customers.
No.1. Find the perfect domain name
Finding the perfect domain name will take time. First you will think that all of the good domains are already taken, but that’s not true, you will find the perfect domain!
You have to think about it every day, everywhere. Use http://DomainTyper.com to quickly check different names.
On the go, the perfect helper is the DomainTyper iPhone app: http://DomainTyper.com/iPhone
If you have an iPhone you can download this program and you can use it every single time when a new idea comes to your mind.
This program also can help you find domain hacks, or generate similar free names from a given word.
It’s fun to play with the words on the way to home.
5 tips to find the perfect domain name
You want to pick a good domain name for your blog or website from the start because most likely you will be stuck with that domain name for the rest of the blog’s life.
The reason I say that you will be stuck with that name is mainly because changing the domain name is kind of like starting all over again from the start and you don’t want to do that once your site is established and getting regular traffic.
- Domain Name should match to your website and blog topic
Your domain name should be directly related to your offer or information available at your website. (It will be important later in your SEO) Just imagine when you are looking for something, you are searching for related words on Google. So think about your service and write down words you would use for searching. You should have at least 10 words.
- Short or Long?
Domain names can be of any length up to 67 characters, but visitors will only remember your domain name for a future visit if it is easy to remember, so the shorter is better in this case. 😛
You may consider using hyphen (-) in between the words if needed for your domain name. If “www.domainname.com” is taken then you can try “www.domain-name.com”.
Using hyphen(s) in between the words sometimes help to improve readability.
BUT difficult to remember how to spell. Once you get loyal followers or customers, if you choose a domain name with dashes or hyphens you may lose visitors. It’s easy to forget one dash and you end up on another site or a broken link. In today’s market, they may assume you’re no longer in business. Although, it doesn’t hurt your SEO, consider the long range consequences of a domain name with a dash or hyphen.
Numbers are easily forgotten or easily typed in incorrectly. If you do use numbers make sure that the numbers are brandable and memorable.
If your website targets traffic by country, such as a German business that only does business within Germany… you are better off getting the .de extension. Same goes for co.uk, etc.
.com is great if your audience is world-wide or mostly US-based.
But domain hacks are getting more and more popular as well
You can read about different extension here.
- When you find your best choice for a domain, register it immediately because someone else may register it if you delay!
There are tons of other criteria what you can read about, but these are the most important.
Good luck with the searching. In the next post I will show you how to buy your domain name.