Choosing a domain name!

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Who would have thought how difficult it would be to choose a domain name these days especially with all the newly available extensions!

I am working around the words "affiliate Marketing" but I think that's a bit too broad? Should I prefix with my name or go way off the mark and try some other angle?

Once again thanks in advance for your expertise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Novikov
    The domain name will define compliance of your website to the chosen subject. The name has to be the shortest, but at the same time as much as possible informative. If you experience difficulties with the choice of a domain name, then it is possible to address marketing specialists.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jenifer1420
      can i change domani name next time
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      • Profile picture of the author sfconsultingbd
        of course, why not ? you change your domain name any time. and if you want to keep your old domain name. then, just redirect the new domain name from the old domain name.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyogden
      Originally Posted by Alex Novikov View Post

      The domain name will define compliance of your website to the chosen subject. The name has to be the shortest, but at the same time as much as possible informative. If you experience difficulties with the choice of a domain name, then it is possible to address marketing specialists.
      I don't it agree it has to be the shortest.
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      • Profile picture of the author CarlaCoach
        In courses on seo we were told that the domain name should be short so that this person could easily remember it.
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      • Profile picture of the author jaredpollock
        No it would be best if it is memorable so they can get to it later if they need to.
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    • Profile picture of the author OlesyaR
      I support the idea about shortness. I guess it's important for successful business.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by Alex Novikov View Post

      The name has to be the shortest, but at the same time as much as possible informative.
      Originally Posted by Rob Hunsons View Post

      The shortest and reflecting the niche is a great domain name.
      Really???
      What about Google, Yahoo, AMRAY and millions of other domains that have
      NO direct connection nor provide information what-so-ever and yet they have
      managed to survive in dark world of SEO?



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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Having interviewed many founders and heard the same thing over and over again, I'll share with you the #1 domain issue I've heard:

    Choose a domain that is easy to remember and spell. Don't get fancy. eg. a domain that ends on an "eee"-sound...do you spell it with an i? or an ee? If you have to explain it, don't pick it.

    If you have to spell it out for people to know where to go, it's bad.

    Given that most of the two and even three word domains you would normally pick have been snatched up already by those wishing to sell them at a profit someday, you may have to add "my" or "the" or some other simple word to the front to find a claimable domain.

    Otherwise, you'll have to invent a word or name: and now you're back to the above issue.

    Make it straightforward, but I wouldn't worry about it being too long.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I'd not give it too much thought Gary.

    I never followed a blog or site based mainly on the name. If I love the content, I follow it. More about service and connecting with people and less about a catchy name.

    Go with something simple and add a personalized word or 2. I see many highly successful blogging buddies who picked unconventional names. This crowd developed skills, created helpful content and built bonds with top bloggers; all cornerstones of blogging success.

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  • Profile picture of the author Andrewsfm
    It depends on what you are going for, are you building a brand?

    A blog? What is it?

    I have loads of domains, some don't even make sense lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyogden
      Originally Posted by Andrewsfm View Post

      It depends on what you are going for, are you building a brand?

      A blog? What is it?

      I have loads of domains, some don't even make sense lol.
      It's for my blog below... So obviously Affiliate Marketing would be used?
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  • Profile picture of the author CynthiaS
    You can use keyword tools to generate a simple domain that sales, then add "the" to it to make it unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author newton
    If you need the domain for branding only then other extensions are fine. If you want to rank it for organic traffic, then be careful with the newer extensions. The .com .net and .org will be better for that.


    Also, don't be forgettable. Brand yourself and don't be generic. People will remember sites like affiliateninja, thewealthyaffiliate, myaffiliateskills as opposed to something like affiliatemarketingtom.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyogden
      Originally Posted by newton View Post

      If you need the domain for branding only then other extensions are fine. If you want to rank it for organic traffic, then be careful with the newer extensions. The .com .net and .org will be better for that.


      Also, don't be forgettable. Brand yourself and don't be generic. People will remember sites like affiliateninja, thewealthyaffiliate, myaffiliateskills as opposed to something like affiliatemarketingtom.
      How about GaryOgdenAffiliateMarketing or is that too long?
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by garyogden View Post

        How about GaryOgdenAffiliateMarketing or is that too long?
        If you have to ask - you've answered your own question. :-)

        Be bold. Brand your name and let SEO and your content do the rest.
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        • Profile picture of the author garyogden
          Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

          If you have to ask - you've answered your own question. :-)

          Be bold. Brand your name and let SEO and your content do the rest.
          Yes your right ok I've bought...

          myaffiliatemarketingblog.co.uk

          and

          garyogden.co.uk

          I am sure there are many others!
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          • Profile picture of the author garyogden
            Originally Posted by garyogden View Post

            Yes your right ok I've bought...

            myaffiliatemarketingblog.co.uk

            and

            garyogden.co.uk

            I am sure there are many others!
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            Brand you name? help me out here!

            At the moment its running under InsideTheMatrix.co.uk

            I have had this domain for as long as I care to remember!
            It always raises an eyebrow and starts a conversation.

            Thanks for all the positive comments guys.
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      • Profile picture of the author guyfromnb
        I would have said why not just GaryOgden.com but I have seen that it's already taken.

        Have you tired your name with the leandomainsearch.com?
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    Is it worth having more than one domain name pointing to your main site?
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  • You should have to know your niche first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wawriterslife
    Your Own Domain, Your Brand!

    Rule #1: Don't worry about keywords in your domain.
    Keywords or how much traffic the keywords in your domain get DO NOT matter. As you build out your website, it is the content and individual pages/posts that will be targeting keywords and getting rankings.

    Rule #2: Aim to get a .com domain. These have the tendency to rank the best.

    Rule #3: Avoid "dashes" in your domain. Domains with dashes can definitely still rank, but they are not as good.

    Rule #4: Choose a "brandable" domain.
    Be brandable and be as hip as you like. You want a domain that you love and that resonates with you. At the end of the day your domain is going to be the long term brand for your website and you have to like it.

    Source: WA.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    Originally Posted by garyogden View Post

    Who would have thought how difficult it would be to choose a domain name these days especially with all the newly available extensions!

    I am working around the words "affiliate Marketing" but I think that's a bit too broad? Should I prefix with my name or go way off the mark and try some other angle?

    Once again thanks in advance for your expertise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Morrison
    If buying a new domain name your best bet is to buy an expired domain name with a pa of 50 or more. Now you have just put yourself way way ahead of the game. Do you want to wait 6 months to a year to rank for anything. Or would you like to start ranking after your first article. Its a no brainer really. You buy an expired domain or better yet scrape one up yourself register it. Then you point all 404 errors to the main page with a redirect so all old backlinks now send there juice to your homepage.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyogden
      Originally Posted by Tony Morrison View Post

      If buying a new domain name your best bet is to buy an expired domain name with a pa of 50 or more. Now you have just put yourself way way ahead of the game. Do you want to wait 6 months to a year to rank for anything. Or would you like to start ranking after your first article. Its a no brainer really. You buy an expired domain or better yet scrape one up yourself register it. Then you point all 404 errors to the main page with a redirect so all old backlinks now send there juice to your homepage.
      Ah but where do you go to find expired domains a search I suppose?
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  • Profile picture of the author 3936296
    Try domain search keyword tool ideas...
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Create a brand first, then pick a unique catchy, clever, easy to spell, understand, and remember domain.com. Use a thesaurus if you are stuck. You can also incorporate a keyword or term along with your.com
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  • Profile picture of the author joshua kumar
    choose a domain name which is simple and succinct.
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  • Profile picture of the author Experito
    Think of a memorable Brand name associated with Affiliate Marketing - don't just chase keyword-rich domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyogden
      Originally Posted by Experito View Post

      Think of a memorable Brand name associated with Affiliate Marketing - don't just chase keyword-rich domains.
      Such As???
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  • Affiliate is not really a widely used word in casual conversations. So skipping out and looking for an alternative would be recommended imho!
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    • Profile picture of the author garyogden
      Originally Posted by Patrik on holidays View Post

      Affiliate is not really a widely used word in casual conversations. So skipping out and looking for an alternative would be recommended imho!
      OK so whats an "Alternative to Affiliate" I already have two other domains I will end up with a collection!
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  • Profile picture of the author gunsandguns
    Domain name choice is one of the most important things about your website. If not chosen wisely then you will face SEO difficulties.
    Do keyword research a bit and analyze your competitors domain. It will help you to choose the correct one.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    I should hold a domain name competition!
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  • Profile picture of the author Roland Hull
    Reverse engineering your competitors and checking the keywords that generate the most traffic/has potential PPC traffic available would be the recommendation imho.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    Ok I have purchased and "Branded" my new domain name so I don't have to buy anymore!
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  • Profile picture of the author ehlee
    All great tips. Keep domain name simple and easy to remember. Focus on creating content. You can always do a 301 redirect when you find a domain name that you're comfortable with. Don't overthink it.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    I have finally got my domain AND logo! Stay tuned and I will post here later today.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    Your domain has to match with your Unique Selling Proposition.

    And with your Brand.

    And definately you.

    So as an example my makemoneysendingemails is clearly understandable, emailmarketingeasy too, you can instantly understand what is about.


    So you have to do the same.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyogden
      Originally Posted by JohnVianny View Post

      Your domain has to match with your Unique Selling Proposition.

      And with your Brand.

      And definately you.

      So as an example my makemoneysendingemails is clearly understandable, emailmarketingeasy too, you can instantly understand what is about.


      So you have to do the same.
      People keep talking about "brand", please explain?
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  • Profile picture of the author Princess Balestra
    Problem with garyogden.com is ... you could be a mobile stylist.

    Or a golfer.

    Or a stirrup polisher.

    An' like people said, 'affiliate' don't mean much to sum people.

    Shame ogdenmarketing.com is taken -- that fixes yr deal in a trice.

    Howevah, GoDaddy still has plenty variants on this theme.

    Like ogdenmarketingsolutions, ogdenmarketingonline, ogdenmarketingservices -- and more.

    Ain't short & sweet, but they all state what is gowin' on.

    You need a strap or tag Google ain't seen before, feel free to PM Moi.
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  • Profile picture of the author jivalabeautyclub
    You can take domain name according to the Affiliate marketing product. You can also choose custom domain or exact match domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    Sorry for the delay in sharing my new domain name and brand I am just waiting for my hosting to become active. I wanted to share my logo with you guys as well.
    Nobody got back to me yet on "Brand"?
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    • Profile picture of the author Vicky King
      branding usually means defining a product or service as yours. If this is allowed following is a link that has a lot of info:



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  • Profile picture of the author Kundan Sharma
    It is very important to choose a better domain name for your site because it will be become a brand identification.
    Here's a guide 10 Best ways to choose a better domain name for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Sleekinfosolutions
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    Now we can book any type of domain and it's so easy.
    But, choosing a domain name that matches your business or product. About the extension always take it as per your targeted locations or Industry. like .edu for Education, .org for an organization, .com for business, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    Finally bought my domain name just need to build it now!

    www.AffiliateMarketingMuscle.com

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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Fechtel
    Hey Gary,

    Another important thing is to make your name EMOTIONAL, just like any other effective marketing content.

    Some businesses use a pun in their name to make you laugh and remember it.

    Some businesses have a name that empowers you.

    Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Kevin Fechtel View Post

      Some businesses use a pun in their name to make you laugh and remember it.
      People write me all the time wanting to purchase oyBay.com from me. :-)

      Admit it. You ain't ever forgetting THAT name.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChuWant
      Re: consistency and lengths of social media handles, domain name, branding.

      Business is Fake Name Vape. I have both @fnvape & @fakenamevape on the big social media platforms and own fnvape.com & fakenamevape.com.

      Not the actual name, but same 6 chars vs. 12 chars. E.g. @xxVape @XxXxxxxxVape

      Should I use abbreviated domain name and social media handles (6 chars), or full brand name (12 chars)? Should I try to have consistency if possible and use the same choice for both store URL and social media handles?

      The full 12 characters FAKEnameVape.com and @fakenamevape seem like the right choice, because they are actually the name of the company, store, brand. I was led to believe fnvape.com preferable because of brevity, not just for organic search SEO but my understanding is that long domains allow for typos when customer hasn't previously visited your website.

      (A lot of my local marketing relies on print flyers on college bulletin boards and Mass mail. Going to add a QR code to avoid typos issue).

      Can anybody make an argument why i should just stick with the short 6 character version as opposed to spelling out the entire brand name?
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  • Profile picture of the author sebastya
    Affiliate marketing muscle? hope it works out
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    Read juffbullas post how to create domain names that don't suck
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  • Profile picture of the author sarotobi
    make your own brand then go with .com that's the pretty most popular domain
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenchong
    Your domain name should signify your business. The world Affiliate marketing is too broad and often Competitive. you must choose a short and simple domain name so that people can easily recognize you.
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  • Profile picture of the author nitishaugust
    Hey Gary
    i could ready only a handful of comments up there, what i feel is dont care much about the domain name, your ultimate game will be your content and your dedication towards your SEO. for instance you said garyogden co uk i feel even this is so cool this will help you in two things one it will make yourself a brand also people might start consider you as a mentor of your industry or something which is also very attractive.
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  • Profile picture of the author tahnoon
    i could find my domain name easy,the hard part i have to pay each one about 8000$ ,yup around 16,000$ imagine but they are worth it/Each one can bring easily 100,000$
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  • Profile picture of the author Michicat
    Choose a domain name that relates to the content of what you are doing, as it says less is more. So go for a simple and most likely an easy to be remembered name.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    domain name and business brand should be unique so that Client can check your reputation easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    Got myself another good domain name didn't take long to find www.MaximumBodyBuilding.co.uk
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  • Profile picture of the author beyond web
    You should check some points before select the domain name.

    1. Hear/Spellability: When we say our website name it should be clearly audible. it should not repeatedly spell it out.

    2. Memorability: Ensure your domain name is as easy to remember as possible, because, if people can't remember your domain name, how would they remember to visit the website or tell a friend about it?

    3. Associations: Make sure your domain name raise the right kind of feeling in your audience
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulLanders
    Domain zones are conditionally divided into two groups - thematic and territorial. For thematic zones there were historically established purposes: com - a zone for commercial organizations (now the subject is not respected and properly called a zone of "general purpose"), info - information resources, biz - sites of commercial structures and many others, whose purpose is intuitively understandable ( net, travel, pro, mobi, name). Territorial zones are targeted to residents of a certain country, less often the terrain and, in general, to speakers of the appropriate language and culture: us - USA, uk - United Kingdom etc. I think this can at least slightly align you
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  • Profile picture of the author roadto3k
    Hi Gary,

    Choosing a domain name can really be tough. So I've listed out some points to consider in an attempt to make it easier.

    1. As mentioned previously, keep the name as short as possible. Under 8 letters is usually recommended, according to Hubspot.

    2. If you can stick to a (dot)com, do it. At the very most, you can use a (dot)co. This is mainly because the dotcom has been around forever, and it looks much more trustworthy.

    3. Make it brandable and use it as a marketing tool - e.g AF247(dot)com and use a slogan revolving around Affiliate Marketing 247.

    4. Be creative or innovative - Come up with catchy domain names, e.g. AffiliateMarketerr

    5. Still no luck? Break the rules - try something no one will try, such as iDontKnowAF

    6. IF you plan on having a social media presence, check beforehand if the business name/domain name is available for use on socialmedia platforms. One way todo that quickly is using namechk.com

    Ultimately, the domain name should be complimentary to your business goal/mission, and hence complement your slogan. I hope this helps.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author rachel wilkinson
    It is always best to have a domain name that is unique catchy and short compared to one that has the generic keyword.for example u can do away with having affiliate word in the domain name.The best companies in todays date all have a unique one word (mostly)domain name.eg.Uber,Zillow,etc
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  • Profile picture of the author harrisjaved
    Choosing a domain name is similar to choosing a company name -- it requires a lot of thought and consideration. Your domain name is your identity on the web; you want to make sure you choose a name that not only fits your business, but is also easy to find and promote.
    1. Make it easy to type
    2. Keep it short
    3. Use keywords
    4. Target your area
    5. Avoid numbers and hyphens
    6. Use an appropriate domain name extension
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  • Profile picture of the author Ekramul007
    Try to take partial match domain for long term benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author mgrokhotov
    You can add some numbers or acronym to your domain name to make in unique.
    For example:
    1-am-blog.com
    am-blog-number-one.com
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    There are some apps to generate ideas for domain. It's good for brainstorming.
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  • Profile picture of the author tacitinc
    I highly recommend utilizing ExpiredDomains.net - with a little tweak in the filter for results, you can really grab some amazing domains & get new ideas for one.
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  • Profile picture of the author MargaW
    Things to consider when choosing your domain name:
    • Make it pronounceable and easy to type
    • Keep it short, but not too short
    • Do research - are there other websites with a similar name, can the name be used internationally (check the meaning in other popular languages)
    • Do't make it too narrow - don't limit your options. Even if your niche is narrow now, maybe you will decide to expand in the future
    • Don't use unpopular domain name extension (otherwise people will keep adding ".com"
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  • Profile picture of the author jameshouston135
    What are the steps for choosing a brand domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian5
    You have to understand you site goal and then understand what is your target audience and what are the key words of your domain would be!
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  • Profile picture of the author rooms now
    domain is just like your title of your company website
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  • Profile picture of the author clareflemming
    Your domain name might be simple, not complicated. Google likes easy and simple name.
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  • Profile picture of the author ellastien
    Your domain name must be make easy, keep in short, searchable. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author jeniffer34
    Select your domain name as your website content. Must be it will have the niche related. And one important thing that select your domain name within 3 words that means long till keyword for affiliate marketing website. That is so useful for google search. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author EmilySchmidt
    Now a days domain name doesn't fact. If you have a niche called "tech" you have to choose a name similar to tech it's fully wrong. Google now doesn't saw domain they only saw your content and structure. so you have choose any type of name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Princess Balestra
    Killer domain monicker is brand Nirvana -- an' plenty smart people already bought up the cool stuff in advance.


    But now we know what alla this stuff is WORTH ... an' now we all figured the intrinsically MUTABLE internet offer ... mebbe we jus' gotta go on makin' stuff up all sweet in the moment.


    This is especially true for kickstarter people an' entrepreneurs.


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  • Profile picture of the author Arijit Dutta
    Choosing a domain name doesn't have to be tough. All you have to focus on is the content you put inside that domain.

    Long story short, I had a domain named wriststyler and I started thinking I would use it to sell watches. Later understood its overly saturated niche and I would be striving to make sales from it.

    Without changing the domain name I started to put in different products in my store, starting from women's makeup niche to children's toy.

    I was shocked to see people still bought from my store and it ended up making $100,000 in 2 months.

    Choosing a domain name doesn't have to be complicated. Just start taking action with whatever you can.

    But do keep in mind the niche has to be generic, else you would struggle in your initial stages for promoting the products or services.

    And now that Google doesn't give weight to the domain name that much, you can still rank a website having "zebra" in it, and selling SEO services in Connecticut. Hope that helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author manolo2
    Hey



    If your going into affiliate marketing you could try to get the domain name of the main product your promoting or something like "Product Name Review.Com". Otherwise you can try and hyphenate things or add numbers at the end
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  • Profile picture of the author Dom Nick
    Its totally depends upon you. Doesn't matter the name should be same as your business name or anything. it can be different and the purpose can be different.

    There are many new extensions in which you can find easily your favorite domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wp Sohel Tanvir
    Good
    Job..
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  • Profile picture of the author Ella smith
    The domain name should be small and effective which define what are you providing over there and should be easily understand by the users . you have to checkout some keywords that refers to your thing (which you are going to provides to your users) which helps you to decide your domain name easily .
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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    This threads getting boring now!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnpwest
    Also, if your brand is made of commonly used words and phrases, you might want to consider getting domains with unique extensions because chances are, the .com .net .org are probably not available. Work your way up and when you're a successful business, you have the option of buying out the domain with the desired extensions.
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  • Profile picture of the author shrija shetty
    The domain name should be related to the topic which you are going to present to the visitors or it should be related to your business, firm or product name.
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  • Profile picture of the author schimiggy
    go what what sounds right to you! I have a fitness fashion blog that thrives through content. My domain name is www.schimiggy.com. It doesn't say anything about the content on my site and is just a moniker I kept through high school. People said I was silly to keep it but I get 20k visits a month while discussing and reviewing activewear for women! Find something that is easy to remember and grow it with excellent content.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Just go with what you feel comfortable with.

    If you are thinking of ranking your site in SEO, it is not so much about your root domain name but your blog posts and image title and description tags.
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  • Profile picture of the author gr8money
    What i do is i add a letter (or a small word) to my main keyword. It makes it targeted easy to remember and short- all the things amlooking for when choosing a domain name. For example affiliatex or azmarketing. Or if your keyword is scooty- just make it scootygo or scootypop etc.. something like that. You get the point. Be creative. I wish i could show you my domain names but i cant. But i have been able to come up with some very good names using this strategy
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  • Profile picture of the author Habibur Rahaman
    its depend on your own strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author ribrah2018
    Think of the words you want to include, and visit a thesaurus. You should get a lot of ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author cainbrian
    I see you rolled with affiliate marketing muscle. [LOVE THE LOGO, btw]

    I'm more curious on what your plans for promotion are?

    I am assuming your target market is "those seeking to be affiliate marketers" -- what are you planning to do with the site, or what problem for affiliate marketers are you looking to solve?
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  • Profile picture of the author digital demo
    If you are concerned about domain just because of traffic and revenue generation by business,
    then you should understand
    Your business not only depend on domain but several other factor-
    1.first is how useful your content to user. content/service quality and uniqueness matters alot.
    2.how you promote your website.
    3.relevant extensions. people always get confused with extension e.g.- If you have chosen 'domain.xyz'
    and competitor has chosen 'domain.com' then he might get more business because people commonly assume extensions as .com

    And there are many more factors which can affect business.
    but when choosing domain try to keep it simple so that it can be easy to remember.
    otherwise choose any domain, keep seo of your website up to date. so when user enter query related to your business
    your website will always rank on first page of SERP.
    So in short try to focus on service you provide rather than domain name.( To clarify doubt assume amazon.com, neither relevant to e-commerce business nor used fancy extensions but still generating handsome revenue because of service they provide.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared White
    I feel like the internet is expanding at such a way that your extension wont ever matter
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  • The domain name really matters in a website and it has be keyword specific. As in the case of affiliate marketing, go for straight keywords or choose LSI keywords to choose a domain. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialmedia20
    Choosing right domain name is very important for your brand identity and online success. It helps improve search engine ranking. You should make the domain name simple and easy to read. I think that it would be better using brand name and incorporate keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tour Oman
    choose domain according to your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Latamgrinder
    im in the same boat as you and is only going to get worst and worst since there are literally hundreds of thousands websites launching every single day finding a unique and brandable domain is getting harder each day. I literally just open a couple of domain name generators and start browsing through the names and start typing names on a notepad and won´t stop untill i have like 10-15 of them and them analyse the results better till i found a winning one.
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  • Profile picture of the author shanu10
    a domain name is mere reflection of your website's content so you must choose it very smartly
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  • Profile picture of the author HumorQuotes
    hi

    Choose domain name according to keyword.if you choose high rank keyword then you need to do lot of work but if you choose low rank key word then you need to do less key word for example HumorQuotes .net,It's low rank keyword so i don't need to do lot of work for google 1st page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bridgen
    Good question What do you want the domain name to do. first of all what service are you into. Are you providing that service if so then have the domain name in your very own name so people get to know you as Joe Blogs. the money making guy or what ever you are doing. But. get a com extension nothing else. Hope it helps
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  • Profile picture of the author ewb5085
    Its a simple tip but I just finished a tutorial to help a choose a domain name and if you find the word you want to use but find its taking head over to the thesaurus and you should be able to find a word to go with the domain name you want that means the same thing.

    I know this is simple but it is often overlooked. I actually just used this to help find myself domain name that was taken.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Digvijay Singh
    You have to sit for hours to choose the domain name I bet. My first domain took about 3 hours for choosing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kusti Franti
    here is important things to remember before choosing domain...
    1. Make it brandable
    2. Make it pronounceable
    3. Make it short
    4. Bias towards .com
    5. Avoid trademark infringement
    6. Make it intuitive
    7. Use broad keywords
    8. It's okay to append or modify it
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  • make it less than 5 words and then it is gold
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsmith9200
    How thoroughly should you think about your domain name? Is it really that important?

    If you have a quality website and business, people will visit your site no matter what the domain is, right?

    Well, not so fast...

    You see, your domain name is the key element of your website. It can make or break you, so it's crucial to choose a domain name that works for your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author onebasemedia
    The domain name should always be informative and represent your website. The name has to be the shortest which makes it easy for marketing as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author kayo2018
    When you choose the domain, remember the below things.

    First, you need to decide what kind of domain you want to choose.
    1). Newly Fresh Domain or
    2). Expired domain

    I want to suggest to go with expired domain because of an expired domain has a more value as well that domain also has a past quality trust and domain authority as well.

    But wait, you have to analyze expired domain before buying it. What exactly you need to analysis?
    1). Domain Authority (DA)
    2). Spam Score
    3). Try to search that domain in web archive (Check what you find it)

    That's it.

    And Try to choose a domain with higher DA and lower Spam Score.

    Note: Higher DA domain price also high. But it will give you more power to standing on search engine rather than starting to boost your domain from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rammis
    A domain name is the manner by which your site will be known on the online, regardless of what kind of site you'll have. It is the unique address of your webpage on the web and it will be yours as long as you keep paying the yearly charge ($10 - $15 for .com domain).

    1. Choose a unique name
    2. Brainstorm
    3. Make it easy to type
    4. choose ".com" first
    5. Make it brandable
    6. Shorter is always better
    7. Avoid trade mark problems
    8. No numbers or hypens
    9. Beware of trends
    10. Marry your domain name
    11. Check Social networks
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamesdavide
    Choosing a domain is not easy. But we should choose the name according to our website niche. And name should be catchy.
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  • Profile picture of the author sftslab
    Banned
    Can i change the domain name later.
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    • Profile picture of the author fxmoments
      Originally Posted by sftslab View Post

      Can i change the domain name later.
      You can't "change" the domain name as per say, (as in converting it from XXX to YYY), but you can buy another domain and then redirect the old domain to the new one (also known as a 301). So when people visit your old domain they'll automatically arrive at the new domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Hunsons
    The shortest and reflecting the niche is a great domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreiMorariu
    Don't spend so much time on such a easy task. Don't allow it to put your project on hold. Do some research, come up with a name and buy the domain name.

    Less talk, more action! Just do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Idontmention
    AffiliateMarketingMuscle is fine I must admit. Hope that it will work!
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    I faced the same problem too.

    I used to ask myself those same questions.

    1. Should I get an exact keyword rich domain?

    2. Or should I get an authority domain name?

    My answer is very simple.

    Use YOUR name as domain name and build a blog upon it if you are promoting information products.

    But if you are promoting physical products, pick a general one that best describes your niche and site you are going to build.

    I for example used Christmas And New Year Gifts since that domain is not used by anyone in 2013 and I think it is pretty cool since Christmas and New Year holidays are close to each other.

    Most importantly I can promote any physical product I want so long as there is a market for it and eventually build it into a fully-fledged authority site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddy Chandra
    Maybe you can try other name but keep it short?
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  • Profile picture of the author kohjihondrade
    I personally do not think much about domain names. If I like the website's content then I'm good. With that being said, if you think you have a great content, I would advise you create a term much like creating a new word that way you are unique and who knows, you might get a new word published.
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  • Profile picture of the author DropshipPower
    Choose something that's memorable and easily brandable. An exact match with your niche isn't needed and it doesn't have the same ring to it. Don't be pulled in by the other extensions. Go with a .com with no number or hyphens.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    keep it short, should be a .com, simple, easy to spell, catchy, relate to key word or not(discrepancy here)

    where do you find these??? hahaha
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  • Profile picture of the author Sionoo
    Domain Name is important part of SEO On Page and related with factors of On Page and which we have to work properly for Best ranking. But main thing is that when we are going to buy Domain name for our website it should be related or matched with Keyword. But these Keywords are quite difficult to buy because these are costly and almost used for other websites may be we can say your Competitors are already used it. But Best web designer and digital marketer can sugess you best and never let you down. Moreover ranking is depend on Good SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author lambertson
      Have you ever tried to rank a website for a brand name that has a high-difficulty keyword in it? It's almost impossible.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sionoo
        I have tried and almost do this but i do not think so it is Impossible. Yes it could be quite difficult because it can possible with Good SEO strategy. You are right, this is also a situation when brand name has a high difficulty keyword but Keyword in Domain name is first thing which comes in our mind. With every step we get experiences.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leeloo211
    I had little time, so I was advised to use domain registrars
    When I had to choose a domain name - I used GoDaddy and everything was ok. Of course, not free, but time saving
    I chose the Godaddy because I didn't have any financial constraints, but if you want to save money, you can choose other registers, 4 example smth of that https://www.bestadvisor.com/domain-registrars
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  • Profile picture of the author skylerjones2018
    Please do not add generic words in your domain name. Hurts seo.Better you think about some unique name.
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  • Profile picture of the author LexusCzeck
    It's really hard for a newbie, and I'm telling it because of personal experience, widely people are not so aware and did the same mistake by buying it without any research which is the most common reason of low performing websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author creditbuilder
    Forgive me if someone has made this suggestion already, but in case they haven't, this is the best tool I have found: https://leandomainsearch.com/search/

    You simply type in a word you are thinking to have in the domain and you are all set. Hope that helps.
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  • Anywan needs a domain name, I can outfox Google & GoDaddy purty quick most days.


    Jus' sayin' ...
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  • Profile picture of the author jobdollarr
    Use popular names, easy to remember, low keyword competition.

    And there are keywords in your domain
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  • Profile picture of the author tayloright
    This really depends on the niche.

    You can choose a keyword rich domain or use a branded domain name.

    Both of these are great options which work great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tommy Stuart
    [The shame is that Yahoo and Google are taken BUT it tells you a story - doesn't it?

    Anything will do - all you have to do is market it well

    What about www.quazill.com I know that's available. I would however make sure its a .com





    QUOTE=garyogden;11410435]Who would have thought how difficult it would be to choose a domain name these days especially with all the newly available extensions!

    I am working around the words "affiliate Marketing" but I think that's a bit too broad? Should I prefix with my name or go way off the mark and try some other angle?

    Once again thanks in advance for your expertise.[/QUOTE]
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  • you can search about this on Google.... which keyword best for you\
    As my opnion
    affiliateMarketingtips.com
    affiliateMarketingtricks.com
    affiliateMarketinglearners.com
    this domain are best for u
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  • Profile picture of the author globaloffers
    Try to work around the keyword in your domain name. You can add 101 or you can add the first letter of your first name and last name.


    eg: keyword101
    keywordByJS
    keywordTips101
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  • Profile picture of the author Ahmed Umair
    It really depends.. Brand is a long term thing.. but having a keyword match domain help in fast search engine ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author Max C
    If you find that you are doing solid whitehat SEO and NOT ranking then it is likely that someone else was the previous owner of that domain name. The previous owner may have had a bad backlink history which can negatively impact SEO.


    The biggest issue is that websites such as AHREF or monitorbacklinks do NOT show archived backlinks. The second next problem is that those bad backlinks may negatively impact your SEO months down the line.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrcmoz
    Good question and topic
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  • affiliatemarketingspecialist.co.uk is available
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