So you’ve decided to start out on a new blogging escapade, huh? You’ve chosen a topic, you’ve researched the keywords, and now you’re ready to select an awesome, traffic driving domain name. But, did you know that the difference between making money blogging and losing money blogging can also be the difference between a great domain name and a lousy one? As a result, it is vitally important that you select the right domain name straight from the start, as it will become your brand and your life for the foreseeable future.
Therefore, I would like to present you with 5 simple tips for selecting the best domain name for your new blog.
1. Select a domain name that signifies your content
This one should be a no brainer, right? Pick a name that tells your readers who you are, what you represent, and what you write about. Your blog name should make it easy for potential site visitors to ascertain what your content is and what you write about. There should be no guessing involved. For example, the domain name of this blog – EM Fast Income – leaves no doubt that this is a blog about making money. The same should be true for your blog as well.
2. Select a domain name that is brandable and recognizable
There’s a lot of wiggle room when it comes to selecting an awesome blog name, but make sure you meet at least a few necessary conditions –the most important being readability. There is no need to get all fancy here. You want something that is easy to say and share. You want people talking about your blog, so why make it harder on them than it has to be. Plus, you want to ensure that the domain name you choose also has associated social media handles available as well. There is no need to select a domain name called “The Make Money Blog” if the same name is not also available on Twitter, Facebook, and the like. The best way to make money blogging is to be recognizable on all platforms and the best way to do that is to make sure you use the same name everywhere.
3. Select a domain name that is keyword-rich
Making money blogging involves more than marketing and content-writing know-how. You also have to take advantage of proper SEO techniques and strategies. This involves choosing the right keywords to include in your domain name. Again, this points to clarity and recognizability on the part of your readers. Blog Engage is a good example of this technique. It’s obvious from the domain name that Blog Engage is a place to engage with bloggers. Easy enough, right?
4. Select a domain name that is simple
There is no need to get all lengthy here. The key is to follow the K.I.S.S. principle – Keep It Short and Simple. Short, easy to remember domain names will make your blog memorable and shareable. It’s really as simple as that. A good example of this principle is my WordPress content curation site – WPBig.com – short and easy to remember.
5. Select a domain name that is recognizable
In order to make money blogging, you have to think of your blog as more than a blog. It really is a brand that you are trying to build. Therefore, you want to pick a domain name that is easy to recognize and that people will remember easily. Readers will be more likely to come back if they can remember the name of your blog, right? Ileane’s BasicBlogTips comes to mind when thinking about a name that is both recognizable and easy to remember.
Selecting the right domain name for your new blog shouldn’t be a hassle or a chore. Follow these 5 simple tips for selecting a domain name and you will be on top of the blogging world in no time!
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