Introduction to SEO Domains by Mike Freud
I have probably looked at thousands of domains for sale, for both myself and my clients. I have also worked with expert domainers who helped me really understand the type of domains that you want to consider buying for your new online business. Learning about what’s hot can really generate some good income. In the past, I learned domain tidbits from these experts and because of that I feel confident in my abilities to choose a domain with real value.
When picking a domain I always want to target one that has a good mix of elements that will enhance SEO friendliness. The domain also needs to sound good and something that can be marketed quite easily. You might as what makes a domain SEO friendly? Well, in many cases the domain name itself well prove to be either the direct cause of success or failure on the Internet. Yes, building a new site or looking for a new outstanding domain to upgrade based on its name can be challenging. But the good news is that finding the perfect domain name is actually obtainable.
I’m writing this to make sure that you know exactly what you are buying and that you will trust that your new domain will do exactly what it is meant to do… bring in business.
At Backlinks we have the resources to help you find that perfect domain name. If you are someone who is looking to register a new domain name, this information could be helpful but this blog mostly deals with maximizing the purchase of an existing domain – ensuring that you will generate the revenue that you have been waiting for.
When it comes to buying the name you will need to seriously think about each element of the domain name. I mean, really think about these elements and consider them as a big deal. After all, each component when it comes to buying a name is incredibly important if you want the process to work! In short, take each component of the domain name very seriously.
So, what do you look for in a domain name? Simple…
1. AGE OF THE DOMAIN NAME – This is a major component in success with domains and SEO. Older domain names are more likely to be valuable… well more valueable than newly registered domane names because they have potentially been in Google’s index for years. I personally feel that the domain name age (in most cases) is the most valuable component in making a domain name SEO friendly. Sure, you are going to pay for aged domains… but that can bring in better SEO rankings. For aftermarket domains you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 – $millions.
2. DOMAIN EXTENSION (.com .net .org .biz, .etc) – Yes the domain name extension plays a factor in the SEO ability of a domain name. Another thing that matters is if there has been a site on that domain and what kind of website it was. It’s important to know what kind of online business/niche has been affiliated with the particular domain name.
3. RELEVANCY - A relevant domain name that represents your company name, niche, products and/or services is ideal. A brandable generic domain such as blammo.com could be just as relevent depending on your needs. You need to realize that your website could use potential value if it is built on a domain name that is not relevant to your compant. However, you could upgrade to a new and improved domain name at any time, and if done properly it will probably grow your site.
4. DOMAIN HISTORY - Be sure that the websites that have been on your site have not been penalized for any reason. You can check sites through time at Archive.org.
When I first founded blcompany.com it was a brandable company that allowed us to use the “bl” in blcompany.com in many different ways. Being that we are a SEO Company. blcompany.com turned into Backlinks, LLC. There are also other factors we used in choosing the domain. In fact, the domaining expert who recommended and sold us the domain, helped me understand why this was an ideal match for our new enterprise.
We are available to help you find a great domain contact us at 1-312-715-7771 or email@example.com.
Introduction to SEO Domains by Mike Freud.