The 8 Worst Possible Ways To Choose A Domain Name

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Most people spend more time trying pick a perfect domain name than they do coming up with a unique moniker for their child or pet.

To make it easy on you, I’ve boiled it down to the basics.

Here’s what NOT to do when you’re trying to come up with the perfect name for your blog or business website.

1. Pick a well-known company’s name, then spell it wrong

Nothing will get you tons of loyal repeat visitors faster than naming your online bookstore or your discount online outlet People won’t even be able to tell the difference and you’ll skyrocket to the front page of all the search engines!

2. Use a hyphen between every word

Don’t bother listening to anyone who tells you that if someone who is trying to visit your site forgets or misplaces one of the hyphens, they could end up at your competitor’s site. What do they know?

Keyword stuffing is WAY more important than writing with real people in mind. And everyone knows that people who surf the web ALWAYS remember to place hyphens in random places they’re not used to putting them.

3. Don’t worry about grabbing additional TLD extensions

If the .net and .org are available for the domain you’re buying, you can always buy them later. There’s a zero percent chance that you will ever use them or that anyone else will ever try to use them to get traffic from your confused visitors.

4. Use three “z”s in place of every “s”

Why use when you can use something as user-friendly as

5. Use numbers in the place of letters

Don’t you just LOVE it when people TyP3 LYk3 Th1S? And if you tell someone your website is “Monkey dot com”, shouldn’t they just KNOW to type in

6. Make sure you include the current year in it

What’s more relevant than a website with a one year shelf life? It will make you a gazillion dollars overnight, then you can retire in a year anyway!

7. Use a word that has multiple common spellings

Which version will people who are trying to find my site type in, and where will they end up? On your site? Your competitor’s? Somewhere totally unrelated to your industry? The “coming soon” page of a site that doesn’t exist yet? You’ll have more fun than you can handle playing this guessing game!

8. The more words, the better

People absolutely, positively, hate typing in something that’s short and easy to memorize. Your potential customers, clients, and visitors deserve a challenge and they’ll thank you for it. I mean really, instead of

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