evils of .com- Myths and truths about choosing a domain name
The evils of .com- Myths and truths about choosing a domain name
How many tutorials have you found giving tips for domain names?
They're everywhere! But how many of them tell the same exact thing?
They always say never chose anything but .com, never use dashes,
and make sure it's easily remembered.
There is nothing different about these tutorials. But there are
many more things to take into account when choosing a domain name
that they don't cover. That untold information is what this paper
is going to tell you.
1. Myth- Always pick .com domain names
Domain names that end in .com may be slightly easier to remember
(simply because the fact that it's the most common) but not necessarily
the best. For one thing, there are many domain names ending in .com
so it's realy hard to find a domain name ending with one.
Picking a .com is good depending on how you're gaining traffic.
If you're targeting people that are looking in search engines it
can be pointless to just pick a .com domain. Though if you're advertising
in Newspapers, Television, or the Radio it might help somewhat.
2. Myth- Never use dashes
Once again, this all depends on what you're doing. Remember, search
engines translate dashes as spaces, so if you're targeting a popular
keyword and use dashes as spaces, than you're page will be easier
to get onto the top ten search results of that keyword. Some search
engines put more emphasis on this that others.
What I do is own multiple domain names for separate pages that
go together. One domain name that's realy easy to remember with
another used to gain traffic from a search engine, I don't use duplicate
pages all I do is make one site that sort of advertises the other
site as what they're looking for. So, it's not that you should never
use dashes, it's that you should use them when needed.
3. Choosing a Domain Name
Okay choosing a domain name may be a pain. That's why I'm going
to help you out in this tutorial. Remember, many may prefer domain
names that are short but they are not necessarily better. It's true
you don't want a domain name that's extremely long but you don't
want it to be so short that nobody can remember it (unless you own
a url forwarding service).
There are many combinations of words you can use. I highly suggest
checking a domain name generator. They can be very useful, you enter
a keyword and it displays possible combinations with other words
and tells you if they're available. For this I suggest DomainFellow.com
I've used their service many times and I am very happy with them.
About the Author
The owner of Freeminz.com,
FindMyWebHost.org, HackMyEmail.com, and HackMyForums.com. Kenneth
is also a web developer at Clearwater Web Solutions.