SEO Tip: How to chose the right domain name?

working on a laptop - a moment to think

10 rules for a domain name: 

  1. Short: 15 characters or less.
  2. Easy to remember.
  3. Relative to your business. Ideally your domain will include your business keywords.
  4. Painless to spell.
  5. Don’t use numbers or dashes, as they create confusion.
  6. For local businesses include your city, state or region.
  7. Use .com if available.
  8. Alternatives extensions ideas: .guru, .shop, .biz, .oc 
  9. You can use GoDaddy suggestions on keywords as your research tool.
  10. Make sure it doesn’t look funny.

For example, looks funny even though it has good keywords (free, easy, tips). Yet, I wouldn’t say that it’s a bad domain. Maybe it looks funny in a good way.
What do you think?

Use Samples

Let’s check (yes, this website) using GoDaddy.

Please see images below… I think it’ll be more fun for you to see how it works from images below, then for me to explain it to you. Please share what you find in the comment… if you feel it’ll help someone else.

domain test with godaddy -highlights-
domain test with GoDaddy -highlights-
domain test with godaddy -highlights-
domain test with GoDaddy -highlights-

Questions to Consider

Why “Yes” wasn’t identified as a valuable keyword in the first test?

I just learn that “Dream” is valuable, and “Dreams” isn’t (according to GoDaddy). Does it mean one needs extra focus to achieve one dream? What about dreams?

Why do you think has such high value? (good one!)

GoDaddy domain - face your dreams
GoDaddy domain – has high value

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