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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Website/Domain Registration Tips

 

  1. The extension - Will it be a .com, .net, .org, .info etc. Any of these will get spidered and indexed by the search engines, but if you can get a .com for your chosen name you'd be better off, as this extension is more common and carries an air of legitimacy with it.
  2. Probably the most important aspect of your domain name registration is the choice of keywords to use in your domain name. Try to use the main keyword or phrase you'd like to optimize the whole site for, and see if you can craft a domain name around it. The search engines favor keyword-rich domain names.
  3. Keep it short if possible. A shorter name is easier to remember than a long one.
  4. Try to keep your domain name registration topically relevant. As search engines get smarter and smarter, sites that display total relevance will rank higher than catch-all sites.
  5. Avoid other companies' trademarks and copyrights in your domain name.
  6. Register Multiple Extensions: It would do you good to register various domain name extensions (called top level domains). People often type in different extensions because they want to be sure to explore all websites that have the same name. So, if you own YourBusinessName.com, you should also buy YourBusinessName.net and YourBusinessName.org, then point one site to the other. This guarantees that you don't lose traffic due to mistaken extension and also some of your competitors won't register that name and trouble you.
  7. Register Multiple Variations: It is advisable to register different variations of your domain name so that you are assured of catching visitors who type-in words that are very similar. Click here to check many variations and TLDs for a desired domain and register now
  8. Register Misspellings: If your company's name can be misspelled, chances are that it will be. Be proactive and register the misspelled name so that you are assured of catching the traffic. We many instances of where users type yahooo.com or yaho.com for yahoo.com. Click here to check many variations and TLDs for a desired domain and register now
  9. Register both the full name and its acronym or abbreviation: If your chosen name is quite long, register both its full version, as well as its acronym. Many big companies failed to do this and have seen the consequences of this oversight. An example is General Motors which registered gm.com and generalmotors.com.

1 comments:

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