WordPress Beginner recommends users to consider the following when brainstorming domain names:
1) Keywords: choosing the right keywords, or descriptors can influence your ranking in search engine results. Identifying a quick, and catchy name is a receipe for repeat visitors to your blog.
2) Branding: the domain is a reflection of yourself and/or your organization/product/service, so it is critical that you are consistent across all communication platforms.
3) Length and Hyphens – the shorter the name, the more memorable it will be for your visitor. Hyphens and double letters tend to confuse the user and cause typos (ie – marketinggenious)
The article proceeds to list specific domain registrars which are particularly useful as these tools identify whether your desired domain is available.
ARTICLE RATING: LUKEWARM
What I would have liked to see in the article is a list of do’s and don’ts coupled with examples of real web/blog names. A list of words related to an industry/topic (think thesaurus) would have been particularly helpful to get the ball rolling.
Choosing a domain name is a creative process, so I suppose it is challenging to list what exact name would or wouldn’t work for a blog/website. After all, who would’ve known that an obscure name like Google would’ve worked!