I was just interviewed by Borja for the Money Diver podcast about domain names and choosing the right domain name. As a part of this podcast, Borja and I put together a domain name related contest.
Remember that your name tells a lot about your brand, and first impressions do matter, a good domain name with a good backlink profile but with a name that turns off visitors, something sleazy like “the rich guru”, can have a negative SEO effect until you establish some authority, because first time visitors might just click away because they don’t get a good first impression and this will increase your bounce rate and time spent on site, which are two very important SEO metrics.
There is a lot of software that can help you research and select the right domain for your company, we mentioned a couple on the show, tools that will help you do a backlink profile analysis, if the domain is at an auction or if it has a buy now price, if it has a good trust metric or if it has been “dropped” or abandoned to many times.
If you want to learn more about choosing the right domain name, take a look at this articlethat walks you through a detailed process with tips on selecting the right name. Also consider taking a look at .
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