How to Pick a Perfect Domain Name For Your Website

When choosing a domain name for your site, there are few things you should consider before paying for it. Domain is going to be the one of most important part of your blog or website. It has a direct effect on quality of your site and your search engine rankings. In this post I will give you same handy tips to pick a perfect domain name, so you can get most out of your blog/website.

Domain should be no longer than 5-8 letters and should be a meaningful word or two

A domain with least characters makes it easier for your visitors to remember your site. When a visitor wants to visit you for second time. They can just type the URL of your site on address bar and go ahead to your site. If they can’t remember your site’s address, they may type the query into search engine again. And who knows site will be still there or not. And if you have some freaky domain like they will find it harder to remember. You will lose some returning traffic. So try to be short and sweet with your domain.

Always go for a Top Level Domain

When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it’s very important that you have a Top-level Domain (TLD). Because major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing give higher priority to TLDs than other domain when indexing and ranking. TLDs always have an added advantage than other domains. When you are buying a domain try to get a .com .net or .org domain. These are the most popular domain with added advantage. And among that .com is the best. I’m sure someday it will help you win a competition with your competitors. So go for .com.

Register your Domain with a Trusted Company

When you buy a domain name, make sure you buy it from a trusted domain registrar. Because you can be get cheated by some scam companies. There are many ways you can be cheated by a registrar. I’m not going to write it on this post, but be careful when you buy. Domain registrars like NameCheap, eNOM and are best in business and has some good reputation with domain registering over the years.

And the last advice is to stay in control when searching for a domain, with thousands of people registering domain names every day, it’s getting harder and harder to find the domain name you want. Don’t be angry, don’t be rush and think carefully. Make a list of available domains and choose the best one that meets above requirements. Finding a good domain name isn’t very easy these days.


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