Domain Names - How to Choose, and Register OneWritten by Michael Tee
What is a domain name?
A domain name is address of your website and it looks like this: (http://www.ebizmodelsyoucancopy.com/). Website addresses are unique, just as your personal ID; no one else in world can have same ID number as you. Likewise, once domain name has been registered by you, no one else can register a domain name which is same as yours.
Choosing best domain name
The best name you can choose is always one that follows theme of your business. If theme of business is “starting your online business” then you should include words like “e-biz” or “internet” or maybe “internet business” in your domain name.
You see, best domain names out there are ones that are easily remembered. Visitors are likelier to come back if they remember your domain name. So, if you want a great domain name, choose one which is short and easy to remember. Here are some tips to choose a good domain name: The name you choose should not exceed 5 words or 20 characters and it should be easy to spell. Try making use of keywords or popular search terms whenever possible and try not to have it more than 3 – 4 words long.
Registered vs. Free
Now, it is time to decide between a free domain name and a paid one. Tell me, what would think if someone is selling a $97.00 ebook using a free domain name? A big cheapo right? Even If that person is selling a popular ebook that comes with a 90 day money back guarantee, you’ll probably wonder if he would ever return money if you decide to ask for a refund. Here is another point, If I were to name my business “ebizmodelsyoucancopy”, would it be much better if I registered www.ebizmodelsyoucancopy.com rather than www.geocities.com/internet/public/business/ebizmodelsyoucancopy/ ? After all, registering your own domain would cost less than $15.00 per year. What is $15.00 a year compared to a potential loss of sales?
"What You Did Wrong With Your Domain Names!"Written by Mark Kessler
Trying to improve search engine rankings is just like a rubics cube. A puzzle that can keep you occupied for hours. How many times have you heard "They keep changing rules?,” and frustrating part is...they don't even tell you what rules are in first place!
It's a proven fact, in trying to improve search engine rankings, that growing your site thru link popularity, by slowly acquiring incoming quality links, adding small amounts of fresh relevant content on a regular basis, using proper keyword density and placement, along with making your site "sticky" so your visitor's stay longer.
But now, there's something else that you have to know about! (and this is a big but!)
Google is starting to weigh in heavy on domain names. Not what your domain is, or how long you've had it. Google wants to know how long you plan on keeping it, as in, how long is it registered for!
They've begun NOT giving as much consideration to domains registered for just a year, thinking they might be spammers, making a quick hit and then they're out of here. If they see you're registered for 5 years, then you must be a serious business that has planned on being around for quite a long time.