Killer Domain Name....

16 replies
Heres the thing ,

Myname.com is taken (aspirations of fame now kaput!)
I need a killer domain name for my new IM blog - (which is currently still just in my head)

Do I go for a keyword style such as

InternetMarketingMasterclass.com

oooh I wonder if that is available? :confused:

Or do I go for a hyphenated name style domain?
Brian-Oliver.com style authority thingy

What would be best for google as eventually I would like it to be viewed as an authority site...

Thanks Guys
and keep up the good work

Brian
#authority site #domain #domain name #internet marketing #killer
  • Profile picture of the author Rick W
    How about thehonestmarketer.com?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596395].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author HeathHaddon
    I try to avoid using hyphens in any of my URL's as they don't look as professional, and fly in the face of the idea that the best URL's are concise, easy to recall, and easy to type.

    On the SEO side however, I believe google will treat each word between the hyphens as a separate words and thus should enhance the site's subject matter search-ability.

    ~ HH
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596415].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author davejug1
    For SEO purposes and talking purely about SERPS, nothing else, you are likely to get more hits having a long-tailed keyphrase in your domain name that asks the question the searcher asks.

    Google (at least at this stage) doesn't answer the question it's asked, it just shows you sites that have asked the same question, this is why you get a lot of Yahoo Answers result.

    If someone searched for "how do I lose weight in 3 months?" your domain learntoloseweight.com will get no hits, but let's say your domain is howdoiloseweightin3months.com then your domain is primed to be right at the top of SERPS providing you have adequate content.

    In your case, howdoisucceedatinternetmarketing.com would be a much more likely winner for you, regardless of the length of the DN.

    DaveJug1
    Signature
    FREE List Building help. Click here!

    Yes I do have freebies!

    Expertise comes not through knowledge or skills, but through practice
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596481].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author EdwinBrownJr
      You should try and get Brian(Middle Initial)Oliver

      there all ready to be registered except the letter T
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596547].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author kokopelli
    Why not contact the owner of the .COM, since it isn't being used as a website at the moment - just do a WHOIS search and ask if it's for sale. I'd suggest doing it anonymously, or using a pen-name, since you do not want to alert him why you're interested in the name. GoDaddy also offers a "buyer's service" if you do not want to approach him directly.

    Or why not just use the .CO.UK, which you already own?

    Failing that, there are many other TLDs available...
    Signature
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596525].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    ... TheRealBrianOliver.com



    FYI...the fname-lname.com combo never hurt this guy:

    http://www.lee-mcintyre.com/

    Multi-gazillion pound marketer these days!

    Cheers,
    Steve
    Signature

    Not promoting right now

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596538].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    If you're from the UK then why not target the UK more with your IM Blog?

    Have a look for Brianoliver.co.uk perhaps?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596542].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Nikkel
    You could also do something like (your niche)withbrianoliver.com That is if you wanted to be branded especially with a particular niche in mind.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596572].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author AffScot
    Someone took my .com domain aswell, I just went with .net - I'll get my hands on the .com eventually. Worst about it is the .com I want is parked.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596588].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mikehansen
    If your purpose for the IM blog is just personal, then choose option A.
    If your purpose for the IM blog is for traffic & SEO purposes, the choose option B.

    A) I have a common name and had this same issue and just used my full name spelled out.
    B) Find a long-tail keyword match domain that has decent search volume rather than your name.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596599].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Daret
    It is better not to use hyphens in domain names.

    People tend to forget such domain names, or they may cause confusion among your site visitors, and they might end up on a wrong site, and not yours.

    So, since you are buying the domain right now, it is better to go for a domain name without hyphens
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596628].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Nikkel
    I had this problem when I initially tried to get kelvinnikkel.com but about a year later for some reason, it became available.

    So I would get the .net if it is available and just keep checking monthly for the .com. One day it might become available but in the mean time, you still have a good domain with a semi strong extension.

    Another thing you could do is contact the owner and ask to buy it. I just checked brianoliver.com and it is parked at GoDaddy

    Kelvin
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596640].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    Originally Posted by brianoliveruk View Post

    Heres the thing ,

    Myname.com is taken (aspirations of fame now kaput!)
    I need a killer domain name for my new IM blog - (which is currently still just in my head)

    Do I go for a keyword style such as

    InternetMarketingMasterclass.com

    oooh I wonder if that is available? :confused:

    Or do I go for a hyphenated name style domain?
    Brian-Oliver.com style authority thingy

    What would be best for google as eventually I would like it to be viewed as an authority site...

    Thanks Guys
    and keep up the good work

    Brian
    I wouldn't go for hyphenated domain names.

    InternetMarketingMasterclass.com is a good one if you can get it

    Anything that kinda describes your niche would be best so don't pressure yourself too much
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596688].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author brianoliveruk
      Originally Posted by paul_1 View Post

      I wouldn't go for hyphenated domain names.

      InternetMarketingMasterclass.com is a good one if you can get it

      Anything that kinda describes your niche would be best so don't pressure yourself too much
      internetmarketingmasterclass.com has gone,
      settled with thehonestmarketer.com thanks for the input.
      No thanks button yet - not enough posts....
      Signature

      [FREE VIRAL REPORT] The Viral PDF Formula
      Brian Oliver
      The Honest Marketer

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596937].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author brianoliveruk
    Thanks To Rick - I just snapped up TheHonestMarketer.com
    Why Oh Why I didnt look before I 'm nor sure.
    Thats why this forum is so great..
    Signature

    [FREE VIRAL REPORT] The Viral PDF Formula
    Brian Oliver
    The Honest Marketer

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5596894].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I think your domain name for selling products should include the words "internet marketing" in them. If you were to offer any services (such as consulting)... i would go the Brian-Oliver.com route.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5597269].message }}

Trending Topics