What is a Domain Name? It’s the name that you will give to your website. It’s the URL that people will type in to gain access to whatever you are offering online. It’s the name that over time people will come to associate with you.
Choosing a domain name is step that requires careful consideration and should involve some research for a number of reasons:
1) You can make the decision to use your name; however, while I strongly recommend that you purchase your name if it’s available, if you are new to the internet you may want to park it temporarily. An important reason for this recommendation is that you may not be sure at this stage what you want your name to represent in the online community. You may need time to determine how you’d like to brand yourself online and what you’d like people to associate your name with.
2) A keyword-rich domain may be more advantageous to you the beginner. What this means is that once you’ve decided on your area of focus, you will need to do research to find out what people are looking for. Based on this keyword research you would endeavor to incorporate some of those keywords or a key phrase into your domain name.
3) Three of the benefits of a keyword-rich domain are: 1) Your website with your unique domain will attract the search engines more quickly and start the process of building your ranking. 2) When persons are searching for information or resources and type in the keywords you’ve selected they will be more readily directed to your keyword-rich domain; your website. 3) You will begin to build your brand online.
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What is one thing that is holding you back from getting started online today? Or if you have recently started online, what is holding you back from moving forward?