Keep SEO in mind when choosing the domain name for your website. Whether you are building a new site or just refurbishing an old one, the domain name is an important key to having an optimized and easily findable website.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a domain name:

1-      Having an exact domain name match with the keywords you want to rank for is gold in the world of SEO.

2-      Ending the URL in .com tends to be more SEO friendly. Nearly 74% of all URL endings are .com (other ending include .biz, .org, .info, .net, .us)

3-      Dedicated vs. Shared IP address

The majority of websites have a shared IP address. This is because it is much cheaper and it has been said to have no effect on SEO.

4-      Registration time of your domain name. The longer you sign up for the cheaper your domain will be. The longest amount of time you can register for is 10 years.

Choosing a Domain Name

Phil Sanders