Today buying a domain name has become a popular topic among new bloggers, because more and more people are looking for online businesses and online money making. There are tons of services on the web to buy domain name for internet users today. But before buying a domain name, selection of a better domain name plays a vital role. This post will be a guide to those people who are looking to buy a domain for their websites.
With the development of blogging as a home business, creation of blogs getting more and more popular. With the frequent upgrades of search engines, to have a top level domain in current blogging context has becoming increasingly essential. Most of the sub-domains are not given priority anymore by search engines due to increasing amount of spams coming through those sub-domains.
The following are the most recognized factors you should consider very carefully, before you spend your hard earned money to buy a top level domain ;
1. Your New domain name should be a Top Level Domain name
No need to say that your new domain should be a Top Level domain. Top level domain is a domain like www.yoursite.com. On the other hand sub-domain is a domain like www.yoursite.blogspot.com. I think you got the difference between Top level domain and a sub domain.
2. Buy domain name of .com, .net or .org
This is the next most important point on selecting a domain name for your blog. There are many type of domains you will see when you are searching for buying a domain name. As examples there are .co, .info, .me, .xxx, .mobi and etc… But those domains are not working as good as .com, .net and .org domains. The best domain name to buy is .com domains. They are famous and they can be easily memorized by the visitors. And also they are good for seo and search engine rankings.
3. Buy a short but descriptive domain name
Short domains are easy to remember. But just think you have selected a top level domain like this www.wmits.com, it is bit hard to remember even though it is short. That’s why I said it should be descriptive. If you can’t find a good short top level domain name to buy, select a domain name that make some sense to your readers. As an example www.watermarkitsolutions.com. I think you can remember this domain easily than the previous one which consists of just five letters.
4. Domain should be easily understood
when buying a domain you should select it for your readers. That simply means you need to select a domain which should be easily readable and easily understood by others. Then they will remember it easily
5. Don’t add any of the unnecessary characters in to your buying domain name
I have seen most of the webmasters are using hyphens inside their domain name when they couldn’t find the desired domain name due to availability matter. Never ever do this. Don’t add those hyphens or any other characters inside your domain name. A simple mistake done by your reader will do a chance for your competitor. They your customer will become a customer of your competitor.
6. Add your targeted keywords in to it before you buying a domain name
As we all know keywords play a vital role in search engine ranking and online money making. To make your targeted keywords effective just add them in to your domain too. This will be a most important determinant of your success or failure in online business. And it will be important in brand making too.
7. Buying expired domain work effectively on search engines
Buying a domain name which is expired work better than a buying a brand new domain name. That is because the age factor of the domain name plays an important role on search engines while ranking on them. The 5 months old domain ranked better than a 2 month old domain on a search engine. This may be due to the existing backlinks of that aged domain.
8. Domain name should be relevant to the content of the site
If you are maintaining a beauty culture website and if you used your domain as www.techblaster.net, it will be not appropriate. So it is important to select a domain which is closely related to your blog’s content. Then only people will remember your domain name.
9. Check for back links and Google PR if you are buying a expired domain name
If you are buying a domain name which is expired, it is better to check your domain for existing backlinks and Google Page Rank.
10. Use Trusted Service to buy domain name
Even though I have mentioned this as last point of this post, this is one of the most important point to remember. First check the how long they are in the domain selling business? Is it a registered company? Then check for their customer support. How long will they take to respond to your queries? Are they friendly and really taking your problems as serious. If you feel they don’t have good customer support, never ever buy a domain from that site. At the moment I am using Godaddy and Namecheap as my domain providers.
Well, those are the 10 most important factors you should consider while selecting a domain name for your website. Finally what I want to say is buy domain name from a trusted domain name provider. Otherwise all your hard effort will be destroyed by non experienced domain sellers.