It is Super Important to Choose a Good Domain Name!
So by now you should determine what your blog will be about. If not – read this post: finding your niche. Now it is time to pick a good domain name that will represent your idea.
It is super important to choose a good domain. In the ideal situation it is great to have your main keyword in the domain name. For example if you have chosen “dog training” as niche for your blog then www.DogTraining.com is a great domain for you. But for popular niches most of the time it is hard to find domains like that. So you can experiment by adding some words like prefixes: “The”, “Blog”, “My” or suffixes: “blog”, “spot”, “site”, “info”, “news”, “tips”.
So your domain can be www.MyDogTrainingTips.com
But don’t try to stuff all possible keywords into domain name. Remember it’s all about being creative and not trying to get every keyword under the sun in your domain. I often see long winded domains like, WestVirginiaHomeImprovement.com? It’s really long, boring and has so many words you will spend so much time just typing the domain that you will give up.
Free Tools to Come Up With Domain Ideas
Another way you can come up with new domain names is by putting the benefit and your keyword in a domain like www.StressFreeDogTraining.com or www.EasyDogTraining.com
Try to play with synonyms. Here is a great tool:
Google Keyword tool can spark some ideas for domain name, it also shows you what related terms people are searching for and how popular they are.
After you come up with some ideas for domain name it is time to check if it is up for grabs. Use UD name-check tool to check domain availability (it even checks trademarks and social media names availability for you).
Great post, with some excellent pointers, particularly in using Google Keywords. I’d like to suggest you can also use the search engine UD.com to look for domain names, and even trademarks and social media names, so you can use a single name across different online media.
Thank you Kate, ud.com is neat tool, indeed. I will add to the list.
Im on it.