What are your thoughts on self named domains??

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You see alot of marketers branding themselves, johnsmith.com etc; I have considered it. What are the positives and negatives.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryC
    As you said, it's good for self-branding. I can see offline marketers who are trying to get better known in their area doing this. But for most online marketing purposes it wouldn't do much in terms of SEO, as people aren't going to be searching for your name unless you're already famous.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    I'd always pick up your name domain if you can just to protect yourself later even if you don't brand yourself.

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author SuccessWarrior
    Depnds on your long-term goal. If you think you might ever want to sell it, then no, bad idea. If you are going after SEO, then no, bad idea. (Folks searching for something in your niche won't search for your name, and the name of your domain does impact SEO ranking.)

    But for branding yourself, and maybe having it as one of several domains you run and use it to complement your others and say "see, I'm for real, I even have my own domain!" then yes, it can help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    I'd always pick up your name domain if you can just to protect yourself later even if you don't brand yourself.

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author upnorth
    Even if you are not ready to brand yourself, IMO it is be a good idea to buy the domain for the moment you will need it.

    That way you are sure that nobody else will grab the most important ".com" and ride on your future success. And of course if you empire grows, it's always good to have a main domain that will link to other domains.

    My 2 cents

    Dan
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