The evils of .com- Myths and truths about choosing a domain name

Written by Kenneth L. Cluck III


The evils of .com- Myths and truths about choosing a domain name By- Kenneth L. Cluck III

How many tutorials have you found giving tips for domain names? Theyíre everywhere! But how many of them tellrepparttar same exact thing? They always say never chose anything but .com, never use dashes, and make sure itís easily remembered. There is nothing different about these tutorials. But there are many more things to take into account when choosing a domain name that they donít cover. That untold information is what this paper is going to tell you.

1. Myth- Always pick .com domain names

Domain names that end in .com may be slightly easier to remember (simply becauserepparttar 150630 fact that itísrepparttar 150631 most common) but not necessarilyrepparttar 150632 best. For one thing, there are many domain names ending in .com so itís realy hard to find a domain name ending with one. Picking a .com is good depending on how youíre gaining traffic. If youíre targeting people that are looking in search engines it can be pointless to just pick a .com domain. Though if youíre advertising in Newspapers, Television, orrepparttar 150633 Radio it might help somewhat.

2. Myth- Never use dashes

Once again, this all depends on what youíre doing. Remember, search engines translate dashes as spaces, so if youíre targeting a popular keyword and use dashes as spaces, than youíre page will be easier to get ontorepparttar 150634 top ten search results of that keyword. Some search engines put more emphasis on this that others. What I do is own multiple domain names for separate pages that go together. One domain name thatís realy easy to remember with another used to gain traffic from a search engine, I donít use duplicate pages all I do is make one site that sort of advertisesrepparttar 150635 other site as what theyíre looking for. So, itís not that you should never use dashes, itís that you should use them when needed.

Dot com or dot net, which is the best domain name to settle for?

Written by Chris K.


When seeking domain names most people get confused over whether to settle for a dot com address or a dot net one. More so in recent times when dot net addresses have risen in popularity and usage onrepparttar net.

There are a few important facts that one needs to realize before they opt for a dot net address. Quite often when people need to commitrepparttar 150085 address of a website to memory, they will not rememberrepparttar 150086 dot net andrepparttar 150087 first place they will check isrepparttar 150088 given address with a dot com ending. Many times when they do not find it there, they will hardly ever think of using dot net to repeatrepparttar 150089 search. That is a lost visitor and maybe even potential client.

What is even more worrying is that there is increasing evidence to suggest that an increasing number of people end up at a website after hearing about it either from a friend or acquaintance, or by seeing an advertisement on Television or hearing about it on radio or reading something aboutrepparttar 150090 site. When committingrepparttar 150091 website address to memory very few will distinctly rememberrepparttar 150092 dot net address if that isrepparttar 150093 domain name that you have chosen.

Having said that,

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