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The BEST Strategy for choosing domain name

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Owlpic, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Owlpic

    Owlpic Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I want to know the best strategy for choosing domain names.

    Example:
    Keyword1: G KW Tools gives 1000+ results
    Keyword1 = Variation1 + Word1 + Word2 + Word3 + Word4
    Word3 = To/From/In/As kind of general words

    Now first about the TLDs:
    I am from India. So which one stands good?
    .in OR
    .co.in OR
    .com

    Next is about the domain names:
    which one of the following is better?
    Variation1Word1Word2Word3Word4.com/in/.co.in
    Variation2Word1Word2Word3Word4.com/in/.co.in
    Variation34Word1Word2Word3Word4.com/in/.co.in OR
    Variation1.Word1Word2Word3Word4.com/in/.co.in
    Variation2.Word1Word2Word3Word4.com/in/.co.in
    Variation3.Word1Word2Word3Word4.com/in/.co.in

    Next is about the length of the domain name:
    Variation1Word1Word2Word3Word4 OR
    Variation1Word1Word2Word4 (as Word3 is general word but G KW Tool gives results for both with Word3 OR without Word3)

    Please suggest. This is for Offline marketing strategy.
     
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  2. cyberzilla

    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    .com is most popular and widely used domain extn. So go for .com. If it is not available for your keyword then try .net and .org. You can even go for in or .co.in if you are targeting only Indian visitors.

    It don't understand this!

    Variation1Word1Word2Word3Word4 --> I assume it is exact match domain. If yes, go for it.

    If this site is for offline marketing, don't worry about domain name and extension. Just use a simple name which is easy to read and recognize.

    BTW Your signature link is broken.
     
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  3. udaybiz

    udaybiz Newbie

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    select domain name as short as possible and choose popular extension.
     
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  4. Owlpic

    Owlpic Regular Member

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    Thanks,

    I will go for exact domain match then.

    Cyberzilla,
    I meant about subdomains since I had personally seen that some of my sites rank very well for subdomains
    I will change signature link!
     
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    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    EMD is available right? so forget about subdomain:)
     
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    Owlpic Regular Member

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    Ok thanks man.
    Will start hunting down EMDs :)
     
  7. Kelsen

    Kelsen Regular Member

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    Domain name : I suggest your main keyword

    .com/.co.in: What are you targetting? If it's worldwide: .com if it's india, .com would also be better.
    Just don't use .co.in if you are going to target the whole world..

    Good luck
     
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  8. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    i use keyworddotcom.com

    search "hip hop music" in google for an example of it's success
     
  9. BigGee

    BigGee Newbie

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    Your signature is bringing up a malware warning.

    For offline business, depends on what you are selling. If you are selling SEO services to rank their site, get a keyword rich domain using a keyword you won't have much competition ranking for. If you are flipping the domain, get something with a dot-com and a name the business would want, like BestDentistMumbai.com or something like that.
     
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  10. Owlpic

    Owlpic Regular Member

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    Thank you friends, I got the solution for my problem
     
  11. R0CKY

    R0CKY Newbie

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    From what I've heard Google posting, too much ephasis is spend worrying on the domain name and not enough on content. The value of the domain name is now diminished for google, don't sweat it.