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 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 Make Money blogsite (a blog that is also a website!), but I wanted to go the whole hog and get a top level domain with the keywords make money and blog.

Imagine my surprise when I did a search on those three words together but not in the right order and found that 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 keywords “make money” and “blog”. 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 Page Rank on this blog, completing the SEO experiment and priming this blog to make money from various sources that I’ll discuss in future posts.

If you are interested in learning more about SEO and making use of all the techniques that are available to boost your website up to the top of the search engine rankings in order to make money from it, I have written a full disclosure ebook on the subject covering ALL the SEO techniques that are available. It’s not expensive – at $9.97 it’s an absolute steal in the current high price climate of SEO. So get your copy while stocks last (!!) from this link:

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

Enjoy the book…

Terry Didcott
Make Money Online

Make Money Blog

Welcome to Make Money Blog!

In keeping with other blogs I host, this one is all about how to make money with a blog, hence the name! As it’s brand new, I don’t expect to attract a huge readership overnight. But I will be posting regularly and adding more to this site as I go, as it is destined to be much more than a simple blog.

I will be adding several sub-pages which will include an articles database and resource page to start with. Then who knows – pages can be anything you want them to be when you host your own blog!

So – as this is the first post, it should also be the first lesson on how to make money with your blog. And it is this:

Get yourself some professional webhosting, from an established and well recommended host, like the one this blog is hosted on – HostGator. It doesn’t cost much for the absolute ton of features you get with it – one of them being the ability to setup a WordPress blog, just like this one. The difference between one of these that you host yourself and a free WordPress (or any of the other excellent free blogging services) is that you call the shots!

1. You decide what content you put on your blog and what you leave off.

2. Your hosting company will be in their interests to make sure your service stays up – HostGator guarantees 99.9% uptime. Free blog hosts can’t match that and are liable to take the service down whenever it pleases them, not you.

3. You can add sub-pages to your blog and call them what you want and put on them what you want too. You can’t do that with free blog hosting.

4. You can upload big files to your server and lots of them if you want to sell your own electronic products like ebooks, photographs, posters and graphics, software, MP3 files – pretty much anything you want. With HostGator you get 1,000gb disk space (yes, you did read that right – one terrabyte, or one thousand gigabytes of disk space!) – try filling that up! You also get 1,000gb of bandwidth per month for all those lucrative downloads! Are you starting to like the idea of HostGator as opposed to your own host?

5. HostGator allow you to add as many domains as you can afford to buy and host them – in fact unlimited domains and subdomains. They also give you unlimited MySQL databases, which means you can set up as many WordPress blogs as you can afford to pat the army or writers you’ll need to fill them all with posts!

Is this a good first lesson on how to make money with you blog or what!

Most first posts on blogs simply say something like “Hello world- come back when I can think of something to write about…” – Ok, maybe not so many, but I like to have a little bit of humour in here too – blogging isn’t just about how to make money, you know!

That’s about all I have time for on this first, illuminating and highly interesting post on how to make money with your blog. If you liked it, please Digg it and/or tag it with Stumbleupon, Reddit, technorati of any of the social bookmarking services you subscribe to. Feel free to leave me a comment too if you like, I’ll reply to it as long as it’s not just spam (which I will just delete!).

Thanks for reading my ramblings – hope you got something from it.

See you again soon!

Terry Didcott
Make Money Online