Question:”Which extension should I get?”
Answer: Choosing a .com or a .org is almost always the best choice, though some exceptions apply. For example, there was a store called “Nature’s Pantry” that managed to secure the domain name Pantry.biz. That’s a good example of a .com/org exception. Obviously, if you could get a quality one word domain name in any extension, it would be a steal. Another good example would be any name that works with the extension to sound catchy. For example, if you live in Maine and sell cod for a living, then fisherman.net would be excellent to own.
Question:”What if all of the good domain names are taken?”
Answer:That’s a very big “what if”. The truth is, unless you are selling cars, insurance, or a very popular item with fiercely competitive keywords, then there is almost always some great domain name just waiting to be thought up.
But what if you are selling something super competitive? What if you do sell insurance or cars, or computer software, and every single choice seems dried up?
Well, it can still be done, you just have to be creative.
Question:”What about keywords? Does putting them in my domain name really help my rankings? Or is that just “old school?”
Answer: I can tell you from personal experience, having keywords in your domain name does help your rankings immensely. But what if you can’t find any domain name with your keyword? Well, the good news is, you can still rank well in the search engines if you have other factors in place. Having keywords in your domain name is not absolutely necessary. In fact, right now, you can probably think of plenty of websites that rank well even though they don’t have any keywords at all in their domain.
Question:”How long should my domain name be? Does it make a difference?”
Obviously, you don’t want so many characters in your domain name that it’s difficult for the visitor to type. Two to three words is usually best, unless you are trying to be catchy. Still, it needs to be obvious that you are choosing a multitude of words to sound punchy. Here are some examples:
Question:What if I can’t afford a domain name now?
Get a blog at wordpress. You can have a domain name like HowToSellAnythingOnline.wordpress.com.
Later, you can use a regular domain name like HowToSellAnythingOnline.com
Final Question:”Do I even need a domain name in order to sell online?”
You don’t need a non shared one to sell. You can use one like mysite.wordpress.com. And, you don’t even need a shared domain if you sell on eBay or Facebook.
You don’t need a non-shared domain name in order to sell online. You can use one like mysite.wordpress.com. And, you don’t even need a shared domain if you sell on ebay or facebook.