Domain Names and SEO

This post following on from , is devoted to the fast make money online business of choosing the right domain name for the theme or topic of your blog or website.

Now, as you want to make money fast from your blog and you’ve got yourself some professional hosting set up, you need a domain name that reflects what your blog is going to be about. I can already hear you shouting “But all the best domain names have been taken!” and you’d be pretty well right. Well, almost.

There are still some options open to you.

The first thing you should consider is the bit after the dot. I mean the .com part of your domain. Let’s face it, if you want to be taken seriously in business and make money at it, don’t even consider another extension. Why? Because when a domain name is dropped into conversation, it is ALWAYS assumed to be a .com domain.

Having said that, should you be wanting to build a large portfolio of domains, then other extensions will do nicely as supporting websites to your main sites. But anyway, back to the plot…

That makes it even tougher to find a good, descriptive domain name for your blog without having to resort to one a mile long. Not only does your domain name have to be descriptive, it should also include your main keywords (in the case of this blog, make money) – the search terms that you will expect the most amount of people to type into the Google search box to find blogs like yours. Narrows it down even further, doesn’t it!

The reason for getting your make money online keywords into your domain name is so that when you come to do your on site SEO on your site, it all ties together.

A Concise SEO Lesson:

This is all on site SEO, by the way. Off site SEO is whole other ballgames.

Your main keywords in you domain name should match the main keywords in your site header’s meta tag, your title and your main h1 headings in your text as well as any anchor tags, alt tags, h2, h3… etc tags, as well as some bolded text. These are all the places where your keywords should be and they should all match exactly. Aim for a keyword density in your content of above 2% and below 5% and you’ll be about ok – with 3% being about optimum.

Well, to find the right domain name, you have to get creative.

I’d been racking my brains for a relatively short, descriptive and keyword based domain name centred around “make money” with “blog” in there somewhere too for this project. I’d already got the idea of using a subdomain with the keywords in and set up a http://makemoney.thehonestway.comMake Money titled blogsite (a blog that is also a website!), but I wanted to go the whole hog and get a top level domain with those keywords.

Imagine my surprise when I did a search on those three words together but not in the right order and found that makeblogmoney.com was not taken! As you can imagine, I jumped at the chance and bought it there and then! So you see, it is possible to find what you want – just don’t expect it to be quite where you thought!

So with a keyword rich domain name, I’ve SEO’d all the tags in the code for this blog and the posts will contain a fair smattering of the above keywords. Over time (and now we have to play the waiting game), the search engines will index this blog and once I’ve done a fair bit of off-site SEO, those nice people at Google should (although nothing is guaranteed in this game) bestow a fair SERPs ranking on this blog, completing the SEO experiment and priming this blog to generate an income from various sources that I’ll discuss in future posts.

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Then you’ll have all the knowledge you’ll ever need to promote your own site or blog and compete with those people at the top of the search engines!

Terry Didcott