How To Choose A Domain Name For Your Blog: Come Up with a Blog Name You Won’t Regret in 1 Hour!


How To Choose A Domain Name For Your Blog: Come Up with a Blog Name You Won’t Regret in 1 Hour!

I know the pain of making a decision when you are just starting a blog you’re just a newbie in this area but you already need to know how to choose a domain name the right way how to register a domain how to set up the best hosting for your website and you get overwhelmed and stuck at the very first steps of your life changing blogging journey I know how it feels I don’t want you to lose your dream and I want you to avoid the typical mistakes that new bloggers make I made them all trust me a mistake in choosing a domain name for a blog can be very costly you put a lot of effort at the start of your blog and later if you decide to move to another domain it can cost you not only the money and efforts but also it may end up in a huge traffic loss hi I’m Anastasia of AnastasiaBlogger.com and on this channel I share blogging and online business tips every Thursday if you want to learn more about these topics then subscribe and hit the bell button to get notified about my new videos before jumping into specific recommendations let me just share a bit about how I picked the domain for my blog Anastasia blogger.com I spent thinking about my domain name about one hour you heared me right I didn’t spend three days or a week taking this decision I wasn’t sure for a hundred percent about the main blogging topic at the beginning so I wanted to have a domain which doesn’t narrow the variety of topics I could cover later on my site at the same time I wanted a domain that would be easy to remember and more associated with my personality rather than with a specific subject matter now that was my story and it’s not just what I mentioned here that I kept in mind when picking my domain name there were other important factors that were all taken into consideration and to help you pick a domain name for your blog or for your online business I will share with you the best tips in the industry most of them are not based on any official statements from Google or other platforms that could be your potential future traffic sources bye they’re the collective wisdom of many webmasters and bloggers who experimented made mistakes lost their time tried again with new blogs and found the best ways to pick domain names so rule number one first investigate before you make any choice regarding the domain name make sure that there are no other popular blogs with a similar name unless you want your blog to always stay in the shadow of the bigger competitor to find the other websites with similar domain names just google your domain the one that you have in mind without the dot-com or other the main zones in the end and check what comes up in the top 10 search results on Google also check your domain name for availability in a major social network a great service that helps you check most of the social networks automatically is no I am calm but I would still do my manual research on each social network as well and to do it you just need to start typing your domain name in the search for example on Facebook or other networks and check the suggestions that are appearing in search results tip number two is do your best to find a name in dot-com domain zone I know that often you come up with a great main idea you search for it in dot-com zone helps it’s not available but it’s available in dot-org or dotnet and it sounds like a nice compromise but I actually didn’t avoid this temptation with some of my previous sites and honestly it wasn’t the best experience the mains in dot-com zone are considered as the most trustworthy but by Google and other search engines and also this domains are the easiest to remember especially for users who are not very tech savvy some users will type home completely automatically having no idea that any other the main zones even exist imagine that you picked a name in a domains own dot block for example coolest ever photos dot blog some visitors might simply add com at the end of your site name and they will end up on a page with a 404 error or maybe they will go to another website that doesn’t belong to you now tip number three is avoid numbers and hyphens numbers could look like a fine idea but most of the times people cannot memorize such a domain name the same applies to hyphens avoid using them whenever it’s possible it will be better for your site and in the long run it will help you with SEO on a side note did you know that you could actually get your domain name completely free if you start a blog with Bluehost hosting provider they include a free domain name for the first year and the tariff plans start as low as 295 dollars a month if you use my affiliate link I will share with you this exclusive pricing offer for my subscribers only in the description below this video anyway let’s move to the next tip for choosing a domain name so tip number four is choose a domain name that includes your focus keyword using keywords which best describe your blog’s main topic or your business promoted on the blog is a great idea this way your domain name works not only for the audience to remember your site address easily but it also helps search engines like Google or Bing to rank you better for the relevant queries I know that in some niches finding an available domain with the focus keyword you want is really tricky but you can test here your creativity and try to add some extra words and you want to look different from your competitors but still you want to use the rule number five keep your domain name shorter than fifteen characters some bloggers get carried away adding new keywords to the domain name and they forget about this very important rule that’s actually even more important than having keywords your blog name has to be short otherwise no one will ever remember it something under fifteen characters will be okay but when the domain name gets longer than this I will seriously considered some adjustments to your ideas before you make the final decision you probably know that I’m sharing the best comment in every week’s video so if you have something positive and inspiring to say and you want to get a free shout out on my channel just leave your comments on my latest videos and today’s shout out goes to Tabitha she says and stasia I’ve been watching your videos on YouTube modern Netflix lately I’m not rich yet but feeling so motivated remember me when my blog is famous and I’m able to finally be a stay-at-home cat mom then she gives a link to her site and then she says this site has started from the ground up with just watching your videos thank you for your help well thank you so much for this kind feedback on my videos I’ll be happy if more people watch my channel and get inspired to change their lifestyle and spend more time with their families and their pets of course I can tell you honestly that stashing my blog didn’t only change my life but also it changed completely the life of my dog as it didn’t have to spend nine hours a day all alone by the way you’re doing great with your website keep up the good work now the next tip is settle out your domain like any word in any language leaves the double life it can be spelled written and it can be pronounced say it aloud at least five times ask your family and friends what do they think is it easy to repeat up to you now before showing to them the written domain name ask them to spell it as they hear it from you did they easily spelt without any mistakes all of this is very important because you don’t want to frustrate people with odd spelling those who remember your blog name and come back frequently directly through the domain name they are your best and most loyal audience and tip number seven is do not go to specific choosing a domain for your blog that explains to users what is your main topic is a great idea but you have to avoid being very specific imagine you’re currently all into experiments with your hair color and you know a lot about hair dye and you choose a domain name that includes this keyword something like hair dye blog comm and you start writing passionately about it for some time but then you get into a healthy natural hair thing and you decide to post about treatment hair products or even broader about beauty products in general you could do it but your domain name will sound weird and irrelevant to the broader new topic that you want to cover I have more tips which I didn’t mention yet in this video in my article about choosing the domain name for your blog and you will find the link to the full post in the description below this video now how do you actually register the main name you will be surprised to know how many domain registered companies are there available online and how prices for your domains can differ even within the same register the price will often depend on how pretty or in-demand your chosen domain name is some domains can cost thousands of dollars but the most of bloggers here don’t even need to pay that much in fact there are even free domains available to be more precise that will be free for the first year as I mentioned you can get a free domain in the package with Bluehost hosting offer that you can use if you click on the link below this video now for those of you who need a further beginner guide that will help you start your blog in general and you can do it in just a week I created a free course to get on board of this course and know all the secrets which I learned the hard way you can check the link to my course in the top right corner and in the description below this video meanwhile I picked for you a few videos that are perfectly complementary to what I shared with you today you can check them out here and there see you in the next videos

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