Before I begin building a website I start with trying to find the right domain name (also called URL, Web address.) For my domains I use GoDaddy because I like how easy it is to purchase domains. I even purchase domains with my GoDaddy app on my phone.
So if I’m sitting at a restaurant and I overhear people talking about a product, I go out and buy a domain name around the product or service that I may offer on my website.
I also like GoDaddy’s customer service as well. They are very helpful if you have an issue with your web hosting or domain.
So my first step in building a great website is to pick a domain name. Here are some tips I use when picking domain names.
Because of Google updates like Penguin, Panda and Exact Match Domain update. I try to brand my domain names. 2 years ago you could purchase a domain name like collectable-dolls.com and rank highly for it. Those days are gone..except you will rank high in Bing for a domain like that.
Keep the name simple
Use .com or .net Don’t use .info, .co.
If you want to find out if a domain is taken or available, use the search function HERE.