Making a website can be easy but choosing a domain name (web address for your site) is the most important task and can give you stress if you don’t know what to remember when building a website.
We all know how important it is to have a website whether for increasing the brand value of your company, providing services and consulting, or just creating a portfolio website for yourself as a content writer or freelancer.
Therefore, to create a professional website you obviously need a domain name i.e your web address. Whenever someone types that URL and searches, your website will show up.
But before that Let’s know in detail what should be your approach when choosing a domain name for your website.
Keep it short and simple
Selecting a domain name should be an easy process.
Even more, it should be easy to understand. Therefore, you always have to select a minimum word that can easily be able to describe what you want to convey.
Another reason to select your domain name sensibly is to make people easier to remember your site address. It can be good if the word gives some fun while reading it, that way people will have no problem figuring out your website the second time (returning readers).
Use keywords in your Domain name
Using keywords to your domain name (keywords have to be matched with your niche) is a great thing to do simply because it helps search engines what kind of website it is what readers should expect from your website.
For example, if you talk about diet-related topics then adding the word “diet” into your domain name can give you an extra edge in terms of SEO.
Always preffer .com domain
Having a .com domain name is an excellent way to launch your website without worrying about not getting visible global.
A .com domain helps to target search traffic from all over the world.
Therefore, if are someone wants to target traffics from all over the world and not just a specific area, region or country then it’s better to have a .com domain.
Avoid special charecters
Special characters can be very dangerous for the health of your website. The reason is easy to understand. Special characters indicate that your website is spammy.
For example, when someone searches on a certain topic on Google or any other search engine and get to see your website on top of having a special character on the domain name, they rather prefer to go on your competitor’s website, even if they don’t have quality content.
Own the Domain as quick as possible
Since there are thousands and millions of websites getting published online from all over the world there will be obvious demands of domain names, simply be without a domain name you just can’t launch a website.
Although you can launch a site with a free domain name provided by your CMS platform like WordPress, blogger.
Therefore, to own your preferred domain name you just need to act first from your end so that you don’t get to deal with something like “domain name is already taken”.
I hope you came to know what should be your basic approach while selecting a domain name for your website in this post.
Above mentioned points are best practices one can apply whenever he/she going to purchase a domain name.
Let me know in the comments what is the other important factor you think needs to consider that I have missed to mentioned here in this post.
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