Choosing a domain name is similar to choosing a company name – that requires a lot of thought and consideration. Your domain name is your identity on the web so you have to make sure you pick up a name that fits your business, in addition it’s easy to find and promote.
In this article we will suggest you how to choose a perfect domain name for starting your Food blog.
Make it easy to type
Finding a domain name that is easy to type is much critical now days in online success. So before to start choosing your domain name a good idea is to brainstorm on your potential markets and industries where you’re going to launch your website. Your domain should be easy to type and recallable so that visitors can type your domain name directly on browser just after watching the domain spelling once.
Keep it short
If your domain name is long and complex, you risk customers mistyping or misspelling it. Short and simple is the way to go.
Try using keywords that describe your business and the services you offer. For example, if you’re a glass replacement business, you may want to register GlassRepair.com or GlassReplacement.com.
Include the keywords that people enter when searching for your products or services.
We have given our website name to www.startingafoodblog.com so the name suggests the website is gonna show people how to start a food blog with setup guides, tutorials and resources. The important thing here the name we chose “starting a food blog” is a long tail keyword and it can drive potential organic traffic to our website.
So be creative and choose domain using search keywords that will help improving your rank on search engines (which increases traffic) and just makes more sense to your customers.
Target your area
If your business is local, consider including your city or state in your domain name to make it easy for local customers to find and remember. Example: PhoenixGlassRepair.com.
Avoid numbers and hyphens
Numbers and hyphens are often misunderstood — people who hear your website address don’t know if you’re using a numeral (5) or it’s spelled out (five) or they misplace or forget the dash. If you need these in your domain, register the different variations to be safe.
There are millions of registered domain names, so having a domain that’s catchy and memorable is essential. Once you’ve come up with a name, share it with close friends to make sure it sounds appealing and makes sense to others.
Make sure the name you’ve selected isn’t trademarked, copyrighted or being used by another company. It could result in a huge legal mess that could cost you a fortune, as well as your domain!
Use an appropriate domain name extension
Extensions are suffixes, such as .com or .net, at the end of web addresses. These can have specific uses, so make sure to choose one that works for your business. The .com domain extension is far and away the most popular, but it can be tough to get a short and memorable .com domain name because it’s been around for so long
- .co : an abbreviation for company, commerce, and community.
- .info : informational sites.
- .net : technical, Internet infrastructure sites.
- .org : non-commercial organizations and nonprofits.
- .biz : business or commercial use, like e-commerce sites.
- .me : blogs, resumes or personal sites.
Protect and build your brand
To protect your brand, you should purchase various domain extensions, as well as misspelled versions of your domain name. This prevents competitors from registering other versions and ensures your customers are directed to your website, even if they mistype it.
Domain names sell quickly. Thankfully, they’re also inexpensive, so register your favorite domain names as soon as possible. If you’re having trouble finding an available name, domain registrars like GoDaddy will suggest alternate names during your domain search to help you find the perfect domain name.
Try it now!
This article is appeared on GoDaddy Smallbusiness.