I was doing some heavy thinking today (I know hard to believe) as I was trying to find a domain name for a website to use in the process of creating mobile websites and it has taken me quite a bit of time to do research and select a name.
Does everyone go through the same or a similar process?
How much research and time do you invest in picking a domain name?
If you had to impart some pearls of wisdom to fellow warriors what would you say is the most important aspect of selecting a domain name?
How do you go about doing research?
Do you use a product name in the domain name if you are an affiliate?
Do you do any keyword research?
Does it matter how many words are in the domain name?
The domain name I selected was CreatingMobiles.com and I did do research first because I wanted the word Mobile to be in my domain name but most of the good ones were already taken. It was important to me that my visitors be able to relate to what I was doing with the website when they saw and used my domain name.
When I did my research I found that Creating Mobiles has medium competition with 2,900 global monthly searches and 1,300 local monthly searches according to Google Keyword Tool.
I like that it is only two words because it is easy to remember for my customers and of course has the word mobiles in it.
I was looking for a low competition keyword phrase with the word "mobile" in it but did not find any. Maybe that is because anything to do with mobile marketing is HOT right now and all the good domain names are already taken?
Is there anything else I should have considered?
Are there any tips when it comes to buying domain names that anyone else can add to this post?
I am sure I will be buying more domain names and want to be sure that I am doing everything I can to get the best names.