Please give me your opinion on this domain

by R.Rapp
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Hello all,

First off, I would like to preface this by saying that parts of this may sound self promotional but it really isn't - my site isn't even up yet! I want your opinion on the domain name vs what this site will focus on. I feel that in order to give me your best opinion you will need a basic understanding of who I am and what this site will be, so I apologize in advance for the huge post.

Me: I have been affiliate marketing for about 5 years and I have had (what I consider to be) good success. When I concentrate on it, I make around 5k a month - which I realize is just a drop in the bucket to some but its success to me! Doesn't mean I plan to stop here though, or give up, I believe learning never stops! Since I have been concentrating on developing content for my site instead of my marketing - I am not making that much at this current time, however.

Site: I get a lot of friends and family asking for my advice and then their friends and so forth which has developed into a small coaching business on the side. I decided to make a (free) blog of advice on what I have done to succeed (and fail). My aim is to help others succeed so we can all assist in one anothers growth. I will release paid products on occasion (so I guess it isn't entirely altruistic!) but the main point is a blog with free advice and tutorials.

So, I have been brainstorming domains and I decided instead of going for the whole keyword rich SEO optimized domain, I want something more unique, catchy and memorable. The problem with this, is I am afraid the title may create confusion since the address doesn't automatically state what the site offers, like so many sites do.

I bought this domain name on a whim because I thought it was catchy - but I have doubts about it. It is TheAdchemist.com - I was thinking a nice caption would be "The ingredients you need for a successful advertising and marketing formula" One of the reasons I have doubts is because while the site touches "advertising" via information on Adwords, writing ads, etc. It also deals heavily with marketing...so the name may be confusing :/

So after my long explanation would you please tell me what you think? Should I go back to the domain name drawing board - or go with this?
#domain #give #opinion
  • Profile picture of the author howinfo
    Is there just the adchemist.com available, without the THE?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe118
    OK so this is a question I'm also struggling with all the time

    There's two ways to look at domains --

    1. Yet another tool (important one at that) to rank for the keywords you care about
    2. A tool for branding yourself.
    As you'll see, I chose to go with the branding (see my sig link).

    I think that for general advice domains you want to concentrate on branding. If you're promoting a specific product, you want all the help you can get so then you want to have a keyword rich domain.

    HTH.
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    • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
      No, just "adchemist.com" is taken unfortunately - though I kinda thought it sounded better with "the" in this case.

      And yes, I am looking more into the branding aspect of a unique domain name. Unfortunately RebeccaRapp.com was taken - so was Rrapp.com - I thought of ThatsARapp.com but of course - taken so annoying.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe118
        Originally Posted by R.Rapp View Post

        No, just "adchemist.com" is taken unfortunately - though I kinda thought it sounded better with "the" in this case.

        And yes, I am looking more into the branding aspect of a unique domain name. Unfortunately RebeccaRapp.com was taken - so was Rrapp.com - I thought of ThatsARapp.com but of course - taken so annoying.
        Try the .net and .org ones. Dot.org ranks really well nowadays.
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        • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
          Originally Posted by Joe118 View Post

          Try the .net and .org ones. Dot.org ranks really well nowadays.
          Thank you for the advice - should I take that to mean you are not a fan of "theAdchemist" ?
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          • Profile picture of the author Joe118
            Originally Posted by R.Rapp View Post

            Thank you for the advice - should I take that to mean you are not a fan of "theAdchemist" ?
            No, it doesn't paint a mind picture for me, sorry.
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            • Profile picture of the author howinfo
              What are your other domain name options you gave come up with?
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              • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
                That is it lol - other than the ones which are taken - I suppose I could go the .info route but I really am a fan of .coms I have such a creativity block when it comes to brainstorming my own domains!
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                • Profile picture of the author Sparhawke
                  Originally Posted by R.Rapp View Post

                  That is it lol - other than the ones which are taken - I suppose I could go the .info route but I really am a fan of .coms I have such a creativity block when it comes to brainstorming my own domains!
                  KRRapp.com
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                  • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
                    Originally Posted by Sparhawke View Post

                    KRRapp.com
                    Haha - well...memorable maybe not the memory I want to go for though!
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                • Profile picture of the author howinfo
                  Originally Posted by R.Rapp View Post

                  That is it lol - other than the ones which are taken - I suppose I could go the .info route but I really am a fan of .coms I have such a creativity block when it comes to brainstorming my own domains!

                  I used to be a fan of .com as well and most people still are and for a reason. The main site we have now is actually .info and we wanted info domain from the start and we are more than happy with the outcome and how the site is performing. If your site is going to be a 95% informational then .info is very suitable and it will give you more options to choose from.
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        • Profile picture of the author panther101
          Can anyone tell me how I can post on here? I am a newbie. I need to ask a question on here.

          Thank you
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          • Profile picture of the author arttse
            RRapp

            I personally dont like the term 'chemist'...but I have an alternative you may be interested in. I will PM you as it is still available.
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      • Profile picture of the author secretagent
        Hello R.R.

        I can resolve your domain branding problem guaranteed? Just Private message me and then thank me after I give you the 411.
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  • well that name is niphty but if you want to keepp it just register the domain at go daddy before it gets snatched up.
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  • Profile picture of the author FredFarnes
    Originally Posted by R.Rapp View Post

    It is TheAdchemist.com
    Are you from the UK, Australia, Nz ??

    "Chemist" is not a common term in the USA, where it is called "Pharmacy" or "Drug Store". If you're marketing to this continent, you may want to choose a different term.

    A chemist is more of an occupation than a store, but in the USA they are probably called "pharmacist"..

    I'm not American, so am not an expert on this topic, verify with the experts!
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    So, you want to sell me another way to easily make "X" dollars in "X" days? ROFL too funny! IM success requires hard work and lots of time. Most newbies do not survive the steep learning curve. Anyone who says otherwise is probably selling you a fantasy.

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    • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
      Yeah, I am in the USA but that is an interesting thought - I never considered the different terminology that may be used. Thanks for your thoughts!
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      • Profile picture of the author howinfo
        How about RRMarketing.info
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        • Profile picture of the author andrewaff
          Adchemistsonline.com

          adchemists.us

          can be a good choice for you
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe118
          Originally Posted by howinfo View Post

          How about RRMarketing.info
          • SeoAlchemy.net and .org are available, how bout them?
          • RebeccasAdWizard.com is available.
          • BeckysAdAgency.com is available.
          Just some easy one I came up with.

          Here's what you do. Go to Browser Update Page (no affiliate link! ) and just start brainstorming in the "check available" box there.
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  • Profile picture of the author ziya
    If you are looking to get the business through online, then you have to get your domain name that related to your business keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author webwriter
      Originally Posted by ziya View Post

      If you are looking to get the business through online, then you have to get your domain name that related to your business keyword.
      Most definitely!

      I don't really like "chemist" though, and think that another word should replace it.

      At this point, I would continue brainstorming. You may find something that you like even more, especially from the suggestions offered in this thread. Just my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author MacS09
    Why not go for creating a bit of "chemistry" instead? I just checked: MyAdChemistry.com isn't taken yet

    What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    I keep misreading it as "the alchemist" and "head chemist" which aren't the right sites. Have you looked at "advertising chemist"?

    And webwriter, she's not talking about "chemist" in the same sense you're thinking, but in the scientific sense - and for someone who's thinking in terms of Claude C. Hopkins classic book Scientific Advertising, that's not a big stretch.
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    • Profile picture of the author sandra.IMqueen
      I love theadchemist domain name. I think that's really cool. I just got email from dan kennedy . He has a funnel created which feels like you are in hospital or taking checkup. lol. However, I will say dont worry too much about it. Just go for it. At the end of day, much as would like it to be otherwise, google don't rule the world!
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      • Profile picture of the author Sparhawke
        Originally Posted by sandra.IMqueen View Post

        I love theadchemist domain name. I think that's really cool. I just got email from dan kennedy . He has a funnel created which feels like you are in hospital or taking checkup. lol. However, I will say dont worry too much about it. Just go for it. At the end of day, much as would like it to be otherwise, google don't rule the world!
        Would it really cost you much to get a name or three of the kind you like, build up a brand name and dominate the market in that field?

        The Ad Chemist I agree would be brilliant, it is how you market it which is the important step from here on in.
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  • Profile picture of the author cityofangels
    I don't think AdChemist is the picture you want to paint. Maybe use your keywords plus your location. For example "chicagomarketingwhiz" or something like that. It's more memorable, helps with branding and great for getting you ranked on Google.
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    • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
      Thank you all for your excellent suggestions and advice! It is time to revisit the drawing board and see what I can come up with, I will take all these comments into consideration as I brainstorm.
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  • Profile picture of the author AceOfShirts
    This is kind of silly, and I don't know how you would make it work, but

    www.Rappunzel.com

    was available when I just checked.

    Good Luck,

    Dennis Graves
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  • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
    Okay all, what about ProfitAnswer.com - I grabbed it up just in case - Profitanswers.com is taken though (but its not used for anything)
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  • Profile picture of the author bettersocial
    here's the problem I see with your domain: too many people might mistake it for "The Alchemist" (which, as you may know, was a phenomenally popular book by Paulo Coelho) and type that into the browser.

    When you are deriving your brand name off a more popular product (whatever niche it may be in), you always risk losing your personal identity to the popular product.

    I would suggest getting a domain that doesn't remind the average visitor of something else..
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  • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
    Right on Sashas, thanks.

    So does "ProfitAnswer.com" remind anyone of anything? Catchy, Memorable?
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  • Profile picture of the author a-harvey
    Hi,
    I have a number of sites out and about, one always wants to think of this great catchy slogan for a site, I have found that the reality is if you link your url directly to the specific keyword /product you are targeting you will have a much easier time with the search engines.

    Think of it as how many people will be searching for that domain in say a google search. This will also relate to kick pages etc.. chose your domain name so it will match your clients searches.

    for instance one of my kick pages to a cubcart store is ojime.co.uk -- the clients web site deals with Japanese antiques of which Ojime are one.. in a google search for Ojime we are page one and at the top. same with another silver proof coins and gold proof coins - both kicking to goldproofcoins.co.uk

    The silver proof coin and ojime urls are one html page.. don't look it but they are - hyperlinking to the main sites - very little promotion but showing page one one google for the chosen keyword !!! -

    choose the domain with this in mind.

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    Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author master
    If to come with this Domain to this Forum it should be OK.If to present it to the out of Warrior Forum Community it could be not quite clear what you are doing.It is a little bit pretending on my opinion.Adchemist should be somebody who is creating Ads.Is it what you are doing? Looks like, Not!
    I would go back to the Domain Registrar and tried to register something different.
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  • Profile picture of the author kyhell
    I for one enjoy the clever play on words (that however is just a personal Preference)
    i do see the connection you are making with the domain and actually after reading your post I am looking froward to reviewing your site. best of luck to you~ kyhell
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