Help with Domain problem

by DWolfe
16 replies
I have a Business that has a site thru a company like Yellow Book. Was talking to him about putting a site together for him instead.
I went and looked up domains with his BizName plus .com .net .org all are taken. Than I tried First part of name-2nd half of name and all the .com, .net. and .org are taken.

He installs car audio systems & other aftermarket products DVD's Custome Wheels etc. Do I go after a .biz or the other domains .co, .mobi etc.

Stuck coming up with an idea also need to be able to convert local clients. ASAP to prove credability. Any suggestions ?
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  • Profile picture of the author byte
    Well 1st choice would be his company name or company name with location.

    Company.com
    CompanyLocalCity.com

    I say only get .com but thats me. People respond to them better from what I have seen.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Company.com was taken.
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  • Profile picture of the author DazedandConfused
    How about a related KW rich domain then - or close name or what the focus is...
    "(city)carstereopros.com" or something...?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Richards
    You definitely want to include the main kw phrase in the domain (the one with the most searches). IF "stereo installation" is the most searched for kw phrase in the niche (be sure to do your research on this), then go for

    CityStereoInstallation.com or net

    if that's taken, try

    BestCityStereoInstallation.com
    4CityStereoInstallation.com
    MyCityStereoInstallation.com
    YourCityStereoInstallation.com

    or any number of combos like

    CityStereoInstallationBest.com

    or

    CityStereoInstallation1.com

    Having the KW phrase in the domain will help get you to the top of the serp's FAST.

    Good luck!

    Rob
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    • Profile picture of the author Austin Rose
      I agree, you want to have the keyword in the domain name, as well as a .com. I set up a daycare website and used the name of the town, along with the word "daycare". Then I optimized the site for that keyword, the name of the business and the city and state. I have never set up a client's website using the name of the business...I always use the keyword with a variation of city name or city abbreviations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Briggs
    Have you tried searching using a keyword tool?
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  • I agree with Austin. When I set up a site I always search out keywords and use them in the domain name + what the business type is. people who are searching for something are searching for that "keyword thing". They don't know your business name yet. Make sense? Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author DazedandConfused
      Originally Posted by MaxReferrals View Post

      Stick with the .com version of whatever you select
      I just wanted to take a moment about the dot.com thing - I know it is the most common and first to come to mind - but the mindset really has to be changed in the public eye regarding domain addresses. Dot com's win only by familiarity when people search.

      There are probably millions of good .com's just "parked in someone's garage" - doing nothing! Because VRE wannabe's bought them thinking to resell later hoping to cash in. Many IMers do this.

      Some Google pundits and others have said (though I for one do not entirely believe it until proven) that the serp does not care what the domain tag is-that it "just so happens" .com is the chosen one, because it was first and most commonly known, and all people have to do is use the other domain in the search...a dot com has no more intrinsic value than any other - it's perception. Content is the deciding factor.

      But we also see that does not seem to be the case - does anyone see a country domain address from say, Austrailia in any other country first?

      Given 2 addresses with the same keywords .com will probably have precedent. Even if the alternate has more searches?

      Has anyone seen this not to be generally true?

      D&C

      I agree Rus, and will stand corrected - content is king,we just need to change extension perception away from the "golden .com"

      btw - nothing personal max,I was only using the previous post as example.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
        Originally Posted by DazedandConfused View Post

        Has anyone seen this not to be true?

        D&C
        Not true, content and other factors excluding domain extension help Google decide where the site ranks.
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        • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
          Russ

          Was a great help today, pointed me in the right direction after a few

          e-mails and private messages.

          Thank you everybody for your help.
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      • Profile picture of the author Colm Whelan
        Originally Posted by DazedandConfused View Post

        But we also see that does not seem to be the case - does anyone see a country domain address from say, Austrailia in any other country first?
        A quick search on google.ie for a couple of terms which are inherently Australian e.g. "Australian Government" "Australia TV" etc. lists almost exclusively .au addresses. I also get the same result searching on google.com and google.co.uk
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    You don't need a .com to rank a web site, especially at a local level, however with that said I have a solution for you that will avoid all the problems your having.

    Please PM me or add me to Skype and msg me and I can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author pettersmith
    sorry i think you need to have to try some unique name domain. might be companysupport.com may be not register.
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