With this post I must agree that I myself break a few of the rules I’m stating. But, there is always an exception. Right?
Well.. If you look closely, I am standing out from the regular blog names.
Lets get to the post as to why its important that you make the best choice possible to choose your blog name.
There are hundreds of blogs that you can remember because of the brand built around it, but there are also hundreds of blogs that are.. you know..forgotten.
This is mainly because the blogger was an amateur or just did not have the time to not put in enough effort into picking a blog name.
There are seven key elements that you must consider while starting a new blog and picking out a blog name.
Readers should not have to figure out what the blog was about, but by simply reading the URL or name they should know what the blog is going to be about.
There is also the negative aspects that you need to consider. Over the last year I’ve noticed a lot of crazy domain names come out in an effort to master the niche market and fail because they did not consider what is outlined in this article.
You will also need to foresee any impact that your blog name might encounter and bring your earnings down. You do not want to lose out on an excellent revenue opportunity just because you were in a hurry and did not take the time to do your research.
Having meaning behind the naming of your blog is important.
Most bloggers and businesses today are trying to stay close to keywords and other fancy names that makes no sense, but simply made up.
Here is an excellent example “Mashable.com”
Pete was interviewed over at retireat21.com and this is what he had to say.
I think Mashable is a great name – what are the origins of the name? What does it mean to you?
“Mashable” comes from the “mashups” trend. In recent years, people have been combining pieces of the web in interesting ways; you might want to plot photos from your Flickr account on Google Maps, for instance. You might also want to combine music, videos and text from different services. Whenever you combine parts of the web like this, it’s called a “mashup”. These days, virtually everything on the web is remixable…Mashable, in other words.
So the next time you decide to start a blog, thing about what your blog has to offer its readers, pick a name that resonates your blog’s purpose and objectives.
The best way to build a brand around your company or your product is to come up with creative names that are memorable and easily remembered.
Remember the milk? Ring a bell?
Yes, that’s what I am talking about.
Not only your blog name has to have meaning, but also has to be easily remembered.
Don’t rush into getting a blog name, take the required time for you to come up with the best name.
Easy to Search
We already spoke about the two qualities that your site needs to have in the previous points.
Lets now focus on another point. The blog name needs to be easy to type out in a browser window or a search box like Google or Bing.
If you come up with names that are complicated spelling that are hard to type of a keyword chances are that readers wont try to type it out.
And because of this you will lose out on readers.
So once again try out these three things before you really choose a blog name.
Exact Domain Match
Recently Google released a Google EMD Algorithm Update, and this affected quite a bit of sites.
Most of the niche sites that did not have much traffic and low content was impacted the most.
This is one important reason to not invest only on keywords and to work on getting traffic from different sources on the web.
Please consider this along with the points we talked about earlier in the post.
One of my favorite domain names.
These not only help you build a personal brand, but also its quite hard for you to be affected by search updates as your blog name is around your name.
My old blog www.eddiegear.com is an excellent example of using names for blog names.
Lengthy Blog Names
With the birth of niche marketing, bloggers have turned to purchasing lengthy domain names simply because they are ranked well in search engines.
Because that’s how search algo was defined at Google, however, now that has all changed.
Google does not encourage them any more. They believe that authority matters most.
So think about lengthy domain names the next time you want to buy a domain.
Blog Names With Copyright Words
Avoiding copyright words is very important.
Names of companies, brands, products are often best avoided, as your most probably going to be sued if you use copyright words or trademarks.
Ensure that you do proper research before you get to pick your blog name.
Free Blog Names Generators
There are tons of name generators that you can use to come up with suggestions or recommendations.
Some of the following tools are a great place to start.
Get a FREE Domain Name when you get a hosting account at BlueHost (aff link)
I would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions and feedback. How did you pick your blog name, if you already own a blog?