Choosing the right domain name is one of the things that is important when you want to build a blog (or website).
A blogger blogging beginners just learning usually ill-advised when want to choose a domain name (including me first).
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1. Do not use a free domain name
The first thing to note is best not to use a free domain.
Free domain typically is often sought by beginner bloggers can not wait kepengin use their own domain name but do not have the money or pretended not have money to pay for a paid domain.
The free domain for example like Tk .GA, .ML, etc.
Indeed why, Bro? If there are free why should you buy?
If my friend wants to build a blog to be managed seriously then put on a free domain name is the less intelligent.
- Free Domain’m not entirely free, usually just free the first year or no hidden requirements. One time my friend could lose access to domain pal without notice (I’ve been there)
- Free domains are often used by blogs spam. Someday to get banned by Google (past had never happened)
- Ugly, not professional, not cool
2. Forget EMD, select a domain brandable
what is EMD and brandable bro?
EMD or Exact-Match Domains is a domain that use targeted keywords to rank in the search engines.
For example my friend wants to target the keywords “How to Make Cake” well friend could use Exact-Match Domains “www.how-to-blabla.com”
While brandable domain is a domain name that is more about branding rather than keywords. Trivial example like google.com, yahoo.com, facebook.com, etc.
For about EMD vs brandable domain actually still a debate among bloggers. Some argue EMD better because it can help improve ranking in search engines, there is also the opinion that the brandable domain is much nicer.
I personally prefer to use instead of using a domain brandable domain is solely to catch keyword.
The first reason because I think the Exact-Match Domains is not so greatly affect the ranking in search engines, especially Google.
Both because of Exact-Match Domains is synonymous with web-web spam and low quality web sites.
No wonder that in 2012 Google yesterday updated its algorithm to reduce web Exact-Match Domains low-quality search results.
Continue if means using keywords in the domain name was ugly?
Not at all, my friend still can use keywords in the domain name of origin instead of Exact-Match Domains.
Examples such as the online store website tokopedia.com. These domains contain the keyword “store”, but still there is an element brandingnya.
3. Do not use a trademark in your domain name
This one usually is often overlooked by when registering a domain name.
Though using the trademarks or registered trademarks of others in the domain name can be risky blog we are required by the trademark owner.
For example my friend make a blog with domain name mbahgoogle.com, it is not possible later Google will contact the party pal to sue 500m fines for using their trademark without permission.
So check first before registering a domain name if the domain name contains a select buddy trademark or not.
4. Select the extension .COM, .NET or ccTLD
When my friend try to find a domain name to find a domain with the extension .COM. The reason for this domain extension is the most popular on the internet.
Most people who still lay on the internet assume all internet website address in tow wearing .COM. So in order to not confuse the layman, use a .COM extension.
If the friend does not find a domain name that fits with the extension .COM, the alternative could be to use the .NET extensions (the second most popular domain extension).
But if .COM and .NET nobody fits, the third alternative is to use a ccTLD.
Most people would recommend .ORG as a third alternative, but I would recommend the ccTLD for .ORG less suitable for installation on the blog.
What the ccTLD?
ccTLD stands for Country Code Top-Level Domains, a domain extension devoted to particular countries.
- .id = Indonesia
- .de = Germany
- .es = Spain
- .in = India
- .jp = Japan
- .DLL = Abbreviation of “And Everything Else”
5. Create a domain name as unique as possible
Make a buddy domain name as unique as possible, do not imitate an existing domain name.
For example, your blog talks about technology, then try not to use the word “Techno” in the domain name.
Because as far as I have seen are very many tech blogs that use the word “Techno” in the domain name.
I think it is too market.
6. Ensure easily typed, remember and pronounce
In addition to the unique, pal select the domain name must also be easily typed, remember and pronounce. It is important to help us in blog promotion, particularly the promotion of offline.
Here are some tips to mate easily typed domain name, remember, and pronounced or 3D.
- Avoid the use of numbers (example: jungle1234321.com)
- Avoid using dashes or symbols is not clear (eg jungle-folk.com)
- Avoid using words that are spelled differently (eg pronunciationtips.com or dklhfkler.com)
- Avoid using domain names that are too long (example: blogpalingkerendidunia.com)
7. Do not choose a domain name based on the trend
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8. Do not use the former domain
Domain how former point, bro?
9. Register a domain in a trusted place
Tips on choosing a domain name that I mentioned above are very important, but there is one more thing that is no less important, is choosing a reliable register a domain name.
Do not let my friend registered the domain name in place Abal Abal only for reasons of cost or because there are big discounts-gedean.
Of course, my friend did not want to lose access to domain friend have for providers of domain names to disappear without a trace, either because of bankruptcy or because of other reasons.
Rumahweb.com is one of the trusted domain name provider that I recommend.
Know reliable where,Bro?
- It has been established since 2002
- Many are the make sure
- Domain prices reasonable
- It has been accredited by ICANN
- 10. Tips of my friend here …
10. Tips from you..
Perhaps only until the number 9 Any tips on choosing a domain name that I can convey.
So that the tips of his even to 10 (ten) I want my friend to fill in the comments field.