How To Choose The Best Name For Your Website

Here’s a quick video that explains exactly how I choose names for my websites.

This is something I messed up big time when I started out online!

In the video I explain (and SHOW YOU!) exactly:

1. How to choose between a brandable and SEO optimized website name.
2. How to pick the correct domain name extension (.com, .org, .net,, etc).
3. How to add catchy extensions to your name if you first choice of domain is already taken.

Just hit play now to see why this is so important…

Did this training help you? Let me know in the comments section below…

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4 Responses to How To Choose The Best Name For Your Website

  1. Alastair Broom February 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Excellant introduction Rob. I have just registered the above (havent built the site yet) and am looking for more domains so will use this information. What are your thoughts on the use of hyphens?

    • Rob February 21, 2011 at 10:10 am #

      Hey Alastair,

      Great to see you over here at GHG.

      To be honest I don’t think it matters much from an SEO/Google perspective whether you have hypens or not in your domain name. However, I don’t have any domains that contain hypens and I’m not personally a big fan of them as I just think they look a bit messy.

      I’d much rather go for something like “” instead of “”!



  2. Geoff Dowzall August 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Hi Rob,

    I’ve been looking to set up a new web/blog on cycling, all the names I’ve wanted to register appear to be taken, and like you I don’t like hyphens. Great idea about using the hq suffix, looks as I will now be able to find a suitable name.

    Many Thanks
    ps I look forward to watching further of your informative videos

    • Rob August 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

      Hi Geoff,

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

      Yes, “HQ” is quite cool I think and does the trick most of the time šŸ™‚



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