5 Helpful Tips to Choose the Best Domain Name for Your Blog

5 Helpful Tips to Choose the Best Domain Name for Your Blog

Are you struggling to pick the right
domain name for your blog? Well keep watching, in this video I’ll walk you
through five tips that you can do to pick the right domain and then I’ll
cover a couple of tools that you can use to help with that process even more. So
if you’re ready let’s get started, but before we do that make sure you click on
the subscribe button. You’ll be the first to note when new videos come out. The
first thing you want to do is you want to make sure that you stick with a .com
domain name. There are a lot of new extensions out there like .blog
.photography but you’ll want to stick with .com because people are used to the
.com so even when you’re telling them your domain name they’ll add a .com at
the end of it. So if you can stick with that. The next
tip is to keep it short. You want to keep it below 15 characters and ideally if
you can get it below 12 then that’s even better. Keeping it short should just help
your users to remember the domain name. Next, make it as brandable as you can. You
want it to stand out and you want it to be unique to the readers you’ll also just
want to get something that is catchy and something that is easy for them to
remember an example is amazon.com is way more brandable than buying books
online.com. Next, you want to avoid hyphens in the domain name there was a
big popular push to add hyphens when they couldn’t, when people couldn’t find
the domain name that they wanted to register but it increases typos when
people are trying to remember it, it makes it way more difficult for people
to remember, now and this is not always the case but hyphens in a domain name
are usually perceived as spammy. So avoid them if you can and then finally leave
room to expand so what do I mean by this? Maybe you want to talk about gardening
and specifically you want to talk about tomatoes but maybe later on down the
line you might pull in other gardening aspects like growing cucumbers or
something. Instead of creating a domain name like ILoveTomatoes.com make it a
little bit bigger with gardenersdelight. com or something like that and that
just gives you a little bit more room to grow. Once you’ve already written everything about tomatoes and it’s time for you to
move on into another arena within that same topic. Okay now that we’ve gone over
the tips let me show you quickly a few websites that will help you find your best
domain name. The first one is nameboy, it’s one of the oldest name generators
and what you can do pretty much with all of these websites is you enter one or
two of your keywords that you want and when you click Submit you’ll go through
and bring back some suggestions. The second one is IsItWP. If you go to IsItWP.com I’ll go over to tools and we also have a
domain name generator here. Same process enter one or two keywords and find the
domain names. Geat now that you’ve picked the perfect domain name we need
to register the domain name before someone else does and there are two main
ways that you can do that. The first way is if you don’t have your hosting
provider set up then you’ll want to set up and I’ll have a link in the
description below but you can set up and go through Bluehost is who we recommend
and with our discount you will get a free domain name when you sign up for
hosting and then also in the next video I’ll walk you through the whole process
of setting up your hosting account and setting up your website so you can do
that. If you don’t need a hosting account and you just need a domain name
there are several registrar’s who will go through the process of registering
your domain name for you. The one we recommend is domain.com. They’re one of
the best domain registrar’s on the market, they offer all top-level domain
names, they also have a smart search feature, premium domains if you need to
purchase one that you found but it’s for sale, and then they also have all the
necessary tools for you to manage your domain once you have it and in addition
to that, domain.com is offering wpbeginner readers and our YouTube
viewers a 25% discount. I’ll link to that in the description below as well. So
those are the five main tips on how to choose the perfect domain name for your
website. So a question for you is which domain name did you go with? Share your
domain name in the description below and thanks for watching

5 thoughts on “5 Helpful Tips to Choose the Best Domain Name for Your Blog

  1. Hey ,I watch your videos and follows you too. But I am beginner and dont know how to write an SEO friendly article.

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