How to Select the Right Domain Name

Posted by on Apr 13 2010

In this episode of Ask Karyn Anything, Lori asks about how to choose the right domain name for your business and your brand. Watch the video for some great ideas!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH_aHqHE9f0

   

7 comments for now

7 Responses to “How to Select the Right Domain Name”

  1. Heather VillaNo Gravatar

    Hi Karyn,

    What a great video response to a reader’s question! I really appreciate the time you took to put together this video. The information you provided is exactly on the mark. If you want people to remember your domain name step 1 should be to make it memorable! The shorter the better, but at the same time if the domain name is too short then it will leave your readers or customers lost as well. If your domain does not describe or hint at what the site has to offer then you could be losing a lot of valuable traffic.

    I am looking forward to next Tuesday’s video answering questions!

    13 Apr 2010 at 5:17 pm

  2. Karyn GreenstreetNo Gravatar

    The bigger question is “Should I name my business after myself, or what I do for customers?” Peter Montoya would say, “Name it after yourself,” but I can see real benefit in naming your business based on the problem you solve or the dream you fulfill.

    14 Apr 2010 at 6:41 am

  3. Sharon QuarmbyNo Gravatar

    Hi Karyn,

    Enjoyed your clip. I personally always want a domain name that says what I do or what my clients do. I think it’s even better when the domain name has some key words in it. But that’s just me.

    I’ll be on the lookout for more of your videos. I love them as they are short and to the point.

    Warmly,

    Sharon

    16 Apr 2010 at 2:00 pm

  4. Karyn GreenstreetNo Gravatar

    Short and to the point…that my motto! 🙂

    16 Apr 2010 at 5:51 pm

  5. […] How to Select the Right Domain Name – Every Tuesday Karyn will be answering questions on how to grow your business and will be posting the answers and suggestions via video. Last Tuesday’s video discusses the importance of a web domain and how to make sure you are selecting the proper name to use to brand yourself or your business. […]

    16 Apr 2010 at 2:47 pm

  6. Stephen CounsellNo Gravatar

    Good advice from Karyn. You could also go ahead an buy more than one domain name and have them all point at the same website.

    Domain names still help with search results in Google.

    22 Aug 2012 at 4:12 am

  7. Karyn GreenstreetNo Gravatar

    With Google’s newest set of algorithm changes, I’m finding that having the keywords in the domain name is huge. People are ranking #1 for brand new sites, sites with hardly any content or link-backs, just because of their domain name.

    22 Aug 2012 at 9:29 am



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