Choosing a domain name

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  1. RayJones

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    Here is a few ideas to picking a good domain name. Hope it helps.

    -Choose a domain name that is easy for people to remember.

    -Try to avoid being too complicated with the spelling of the domain name.

    -Never underestimate the value of keyword selection when picking out good domain names.

    -Use your company or brand name if it is available. If not, try variations that describes your business

    -Shorter is better, but avoid being cryptic.
     
  2. chrisdina

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    thanks RayJones for the tips about choosing a domain name. Can you give us some examples of domain names in accordance with these tips? thanks.
     
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    Thanks for contribution in baf community.
    I like your point no 1 & 3 rd point

    Welcome
    any way I would like to welcome your in baf forum RayJones.
     
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    OK, to add to this, do not get bogged down with your domain name choosing, you want some form of branding, but the real keyword selection does not come in the domain name, but in its SEF urls's

    Lets take a Builder as an example, called Business Advice Builders

    The normal route:
    www.businessadvicebuilders.co.uk

    With an about us page:
    www.businessadvicebuilders.co.uk/about.html

    The advisable route:
    www.babuilders.co.uk and .com and .net etc etc (buy them all up, you can point them to one domain)

    Advisable route with a contact page made SEF:
    www.babuilders.co.uk/about-business-advice-builders-leicester.html

    The domain is not used by search engines anymore to any extent, so you need to use the page names to add extra content.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Good tips. Thanks.
     
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    Great tips. Also consider the SEO boost your name can give you. For example, consider freecreditreport.com (which I outright condone) and twitter.com
     
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    Twitter.com was not really an SEO buy, along with Yahoo, Bing, Google etc, these are only well know because of the clever marketing and PR, the words mean nothing, but are now household names, there is a difference between buying a SEO rich domain and a Gimmick domain name.

    Twitter is searched for because of the site name, not the other way around, if they picked the name for SEO reasons it would have been more like MicroBlogger.com

    Please do not get bogged down with a SEO rich domain, the real power comes from the SEF urls and insite/offsite SEO.
     
  8. simple

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    Nice one KipFXDesign! Thanks. I have some issue here. Sedo recommend me to sell this domain and this domain for 100 bucks and I don't understand how did they come out with the price. Can someone share something, please?
     
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    Sorry S, I am not very good at the domain sales side, I would just say it is worth what someone is willing to pay, and the names are not the greatest, as they only cost a few dollars and have no site on them, I would have thought they were worth a 100 bucks each.

    But like I said, I do not know much about domain sales.
     
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    I do like that twodollarsonly.com domain name Simple. I'd imagine the right owner could do very well with a site on that domain.

    You could also try offering those domains for sale on the Buy & Sell Websites, Domain Names & Businesses section right here on Business Advice Forum and on the various webmaster and trading forums listed in our Useful Business Resources / Links thread. There are also some good domain name suggestion tools listed in the second post of that thread.
     
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    Thank you for your input guys. Appreciate it.
     

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