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How to Choose A Domain Name

How to Choose A Domain Name

Choosing a domain name is a delicate operation. It can either make your website successful or otherwise. So getting it wrong can mean a whole lot of extra work and effort which is not necessary. Getting it right, along with a few other key things, can mean you are onto a winner! Let’s look at a few key pointers when buying a domain name.

Try to get the same or similar domain name as your main keywords are going to be.  For example, let’s say you are focusing on the topic of fish tanks. The perfect scenario here would be to attain the domain name tropicalfishtanks.co.za or something similar to this. The reason for having a domain name with keywords related to search engine optimization.

The reason for doing this is two-fold. Firstly, people relate to the domain name being the same or similar to what they are looking for. This makes it easier to remember for future reference and also provides your website more authentication.

Maximum characters that can be used within the domain name are 67 for international domain names such as .com .org .net and others. South African domain names which are .co.za are limited to 30 characters. However, there is no requirement to use all 67 characters. A good domain name can be one that is short, crisp and easy to remember. There can be no spaces between letters within the domain name and no capital letters, but hyphens and numbers are permitted.

Another very important issue with regards to choosing your keywords within the domain name and that is the ability to rank highly in the search engines. With regards to Google, they reward the use of your main keywords in the domain name and will rank you higher because of this.

Of course you will need to get back links to your website for it to remain ranking highly and there are other variables such as content, search engine optimization etc, but chances are very good that initially you will rank highly with your site for your chosen keywords if you can get precisely those keywords within the domain name.

Watch this space for more domain tips and Domain Name Registration info.

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