$1,000 Per Month Minisite
The goal of our minisite is to focus on one main keyword phrase and try to rank number one for it. Having that keyword phrase in your domain will help you out in that quest for the number one spot. So let’s get down to it.
Your best case scenario is that www.yourkeywordphrase.com is available. The likely scenario is that it has been registered for 7 or more years. So what do you do? Give up? Find a new keyword? Cry to your mommy? None of the above!
There are hundreds of other options that give you just has much boost in Google’s eyes. For example say you keyword phrase is “Cute Puppy Pictures.” Undoubtedly cutepuppypictures.com is taken. Check and see if the .net and .org are taken. If so, no big, dot com is the best anyways.
Simply add a prefix or suffix to the domain name. I wouldn’t split the keyword phrase up though. Try something like:
Any of them work, pick the one that rings your bell. The most important thing is to have that keyword phrase in your domain. If all of those are taken or you are just not feeling it for some reason, use some hyphens.
This arguably has a little less seo value than without hyphens, but may be look nicer depending on the keyword. The choice is yours!
As far a tool to check if the domains are available or not, definitely use Dominize to find great domains. It is a way cool, way easy site to search if domains are available.
All that is left is to register the domain. I always use GoDaddy. They have one of the cheapest, most reliable domain registrar services around. And yes, that is an affiliate link, I am a poor college student, what can I say But I wouldn’t recommend them, if I did not truly believe in them.
All of the information above is mainly for minisites. If you were to use this for say a blog, the resulting domain name would probably not be very brandable.
But anyways, this was a short post on a little boost you can get in the search engines. Have any questions? Maybe even a correction? Like always, let me know below!