Just Bought a domain name, is it good?

by Omnis
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Hi all.
After messing from so many days thinking of domain name ,i just resigter domain name for my tech blog 1 hr back.
I have a choose a brandable domain name rather then a keyword rich,because there are a lot of blogs like techtips,techblog,technews etc etc.
So is it good i go for a brandable domain name.?
How can i rank higher?
Btw my domain name is extrapath.com
How is it?
#bought #domain #good
  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    yes its perfect to choose a brandable domain name but what is extrapath supposed to relate to technology?
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    • Profile picture of the author Omnis
      Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

      yes its perfect to choose a brandable domain name but what is extrapath supposed to relate to technology?
      just like labnol and shoutmeloud are also tech blog and ofcourse they are famous
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  • Profile picture of the author ReachOneMedia
    cool name for sure

    xtrapath would have been kewl too!

    cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author WebsiteDeck
    I quite like it too. But I'd give it a 7/10 if you look into it statically.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    Originally Posted by Omnis View Post

    Btw my domain name is extrapath.com
    How is it?
    To be quite honest, I personally don't care at all.
    After Google that domain the value is 0.
    In the other hand, the value of domains is whatever
    the other person is willing to pay.
    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author CoolCaesar
    If you work hard you can create a "reputable" brand name out of everything
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    • Profile picture of the author Meharis
      Originally Posted by CoolCaesar View Post

      If you work hard you can create a "reputable" brand name out of everything
      Great. Go ahead an offer your services to post #1 and
      make his domain "reputable".
      I prefer to work hard on something worth while my time and effort.
      Meharis
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  • It is if you can brand it. If not then what?

    How will people find you to begin with? The key to branding is exposure, if you don't have a plan and the content to "stick" then you'll fail. If you do then you'll win.

    In a way branding is like Viral Content a lot of it has to do with acceptance by the public based on what you create.

    Keeping in mind that most companies spend a lot of money creating, establishing and maintaining brands.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Gardner
    ExtraPath. Sounds nifty. I like it. Some definite branding potential there. Congratulations on taking action!

    How can you rank higher? A good SEO strategy will do that for you, for sure. High quality backlinks are a big big part of the equation. I personally like CraigRC's FastAttackSEO if you're interested in learning more about all that.
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  • Profile picture of the author chimehost
    I actually like the domain name. "Extra" "path" are both common terms and easy to remember.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Not a bad name. Doesn't make me think of tech, but it will be all about the content and how hard you promote it that counts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shazia Mirza
    In my opinion, you have to work hard on brandable domains before they get some real value.

    Some examples would be Mashable.com and (other ones, can't think of many right now :S).
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  • Profile picture of the author Omnis
    ya i choose this name becoz its a easy name to remember for the people.
    Its all about content and promotion which will matters.
    even i tried keyword rich domain names having word "tech" in it but almost all are taken,so i think if i can give the original and good content ,it would be easier for people to remember this name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Speidel
    Well first of all, you should have thought about that before purchasing the domain.
    Anyways, in my opinion it's okay and rememberable, now it's your turn to make something out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaZamora
    I agree with Eric above 8) Think then buy LOL

    But in my opinion your going to be ranking your pages/posts with quality original content. So the domain name is irrelevant if you are pumping out good content.

    Once you start to become known for putting out good content then people will easily remember that domain name.

    Just find great keywords you want to rank for, put out good content and start creating quality backlinks for each post/ page.
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    • Profile picture of the author carzan
      Yes, you can start nailing down low competition long tail keyword related to the market you want to reach first, to start branding your name, then, buildin up from there...

      Is a good start!


      Originally Posted by JoshuaZamora View Post

      I agree with Eric above 8) Think then buy LOL

      But in my opinion your going to be ranking your pages/posts with quality original content. So the domain name is irrelevant if you are pumping out good content.

      Once you start to become known for putting out good content then people will easily remember that domain name.

      Just find great keywords you want to rank for, put out good content and start creating quality backlinks for each post/ page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thinking_man_too
    Good is such a relative statement.

    As everyone points out it depends how you brand your site. Take Warrior Forum. Easy to remember. But its the content and the people that make the site valuable.

    It also depends on your goals. If you want to create long term value then its a good name if you can build a brand around it.

    If you want to get a site up and get quick traffic then buying an expired name that still has related traffic can be a smart move.

    Getting a domain name with A keyword phrase related to your site is also good but can be hard as many of them are taken and the ones that are for sale are expensive. But you can use dashes inbetween the words and it works well enough.

    my two cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Omnis
    so whats the strategy to buy a good domain name,should our keyword necessarily present in domain name for better seo?
    which factors you guys consider while choosing a domain name
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  • Profile picture of the author Omnis
    how to do a good keyword research ?
    exactly hw many searches should be enough for our keyword per month?
    which tools u guys uses?
    google adword tool
    or market samurai or word tracker or all of them
    which gives close result
    i only use google adword tool
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    • Profile picture of the author carzan
      Research those questions at youtube, you have lot of info there showing you even how to use keyword tools and giving to you numbers...
      Personally, I use Micro Niche Finder (there are more sofisticated tools aout there, but MNF gives me what is most important upfront, without too much hassle -Measure of Backlinks needed to rank first!, between other important info-)


      Originally Posted by Omnis View Post

      how to do a good keyword research ?
      exactly hw many searches should be enough for our keyword per month?
      which tools u guys uses?
      google adword tool
      or market samurai or word tracker or all of them
      which gives close result
      i only use google adword tool
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      • Profile picture of the author stvmn88
        Your original idea of using a keyword domain still has a use. You can find a good keyword domain and redirect it to your brandable domain name. For $10, it's a good way to get some SEO value and good keywords pointing to your domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by Omnis View Post

    Hi all.
    After messing from so many days thinking of domain name ,i just resigter domain name for my tech blog 1 hr back.
    I have a choose a brandable domain name rather then a keyword rich,because there are a lot of blogs like techtips,techblog,technews etc etc.
    So is it good i go for a brandable domain name.?
    How can i rank higher?
    Well to answer your question which I have bolded you can go back and get a keyword domain. Brandable names out of the box are not going to help with ranking.

    Most people don't really understand the reason keyword domains are good when you start out. Some people think they are magical with Google but the real reason they are good is because of the amount of places you can get a link in your linkbuilding that are good and solid but that won't allow anchor text - they only take the domain name.

    So by having a keyword rich domain you get links that target your keywords. Mind you - nothing wrong with brandable names and you can rank any domain but it really doesn't do anything to help you rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author SundOgsmukdk
    Hi,

    The domain name dosent affect your rankings. Its the content.

    The domain you got looks fine to me :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by SundOgsmukdk View Post

      Hi,

      The domain name dosent affect your rankings. Its the content.

      The domain you got looks fine to me :-)
      Well that settles that then. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
      Originally Posted by SundOgsmukdk View Post

      Hi,

      The domain name dosent affect your rankings. Its the content.

      The domain you got looks fine to me :-)
      I beg to differ - there is a reason why EMD (Exact Match Domains) are valuable to SEO folks.
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  • Profile picture of the author vallen
    you got a very cool domain
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  • Profile picture of the author seo jack
    I used to think of having a brand name in my own website too however, one SEO guru told me that it would be easier to optimize a site with the keyword in the domain.

    But personally, i believe a full SEO effort on a website, the combination of all the proper techniques, will still boost your ranking no matter what your domain is.
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