Choosing Your Domain Name

A domain name is your website’s URL (http://www.example.com). When choosing your domain name, ideally you will choose one that incorporates your keywords. For example, this website is about learning to master SEO like a Pro. If you look at my domain name, you will see that “seolikeapro” is indeed in there. In this case, it is followed by .wordpress.com because the actual domain name seolikapro.com was not available when I first decided to start this blog.

You may run into the same problem. At that point, you will decide if you want to use a different domain name or, like me, you may decide that it’s the one most fitting to who you are or what you do and end up making adjustments. Perhaps you will go with a .org instead of .com. Perhaps you’ll use a service like WordPress or Blogger if you decide your website is closer to a blog than it is to an ecommerce website. Whichever way you choose to go, the one thing you’ll want to be sure of is your domain name. You’re going to have that name for as long as your website is online so pick one you won’t wish you could change later on.

To sum up:

  • Remember to try to get your keywords into your URL
  • Choose a domain name you can commit to
  • Remain open to alternatives (just in case)

 

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