How to choose a good domain name?
Choosing a good domain name is one of the most daunting task you can encounter.If done best, your Domain Name will last longer and stronger in the minds of people.
A domain name is simply your website name and it is the address where Internet users can access your website.
An example of a domain name is ; www.ghanawebdesigns.com , www.google.com, etc.
In this article am going to share with you some of the best tips for choosing the right domain name for your business.
How to choose the best domain name
Are you an individual or an agency looking for the best website designers in Accra,Kumasi?
Ghana Web Designs Co. Ltd is the best website design company in Accra, Kumasi, Tema and throughout Ghana.
Also if you are having difficulty choosing the best name that will match your company, we’ve got you covered.
Below are some of the important points to note when choosing a domain name for your business or website.
Short and Catchy
Having a short domain name is really helpful as it would be easy to spell and type. So, limit your domain name to maximum of 10 – 12 characters. Famous brand like Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter are all short yet catchy. It’s great when name is less than 6 characters. Make it sound like a premium brand and a memorable one.
Avoid Keyword Stuffing
Choose a domain name based on your business.
Ex: www.ghanawebdesigns.com has the keyword “webdesign” telling people that this website is all about web design services.
Such inclusions helps a lot in SEO process. Search Engines crawl yours better than your peers.
The keyword should only be a part of your Domain Name and not be stuffed.
Ex: www.best web design company in accra .com, www.bestwebdevelopmentservices.com
Here keyword “best web design company” is being stuffed which is obviously a bad practice.
Usage of numbers & other characters like hyphen ( – ), and(&) ,underscore ( _ ) should be avoided. These could mislead your visitors if mistyped.
Better frame your Domain Name by only using alphabets. Also avoid misspelling.
Make a list
When you start naming do not check for Domain Name and purchase in the first go. Make a list. You may get better ideas when you think for longer time. There are some tools to generate Domain Names. You can use these tools and get more combination & new ideas.
Be creative and think out of the box. You can even look for similar terms using thesaurus or even translate from different language.
Ex: www.ghanawebdesigns.com is a web design & development company in Ghana.
Once you make a list, check for its availability. There is less chance for short & easy domains. Even if your Domain Name is available, you need to confirm its space in social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
You can use tool like “knowem” to check social media account availability.
.com is the most famous of all extensions. You can choose your extension based on your purpose.
1) .co & .com for company
2) .com.gh for Ghana– Location based
3) .ca for canada – Location based
4) .sg for singapore – Location based
5) .org for Non-profit
6) .net, info for information site
7).me for personal blog / portfolio
Recently many extensions like “ .site, .best “ are coming up.
Buy Relevant Domains
It is advisable to buy the other extensions of your Domain Name as well. As Domain Names are sold really fast, there is a chance for your competitor to acquire your Domain Name with different extensions and act faster than you, messing up your situation. Moreover, buying misspelt version also helps your visitors redirected to your site avoiding distractions.
Please note that this advice is recommended for individuals with high budgets as buying all available extensions is expensive.
These are some of the best tips we can offer you on how to select the best domain name for your business.
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December 29, 2018