How I Picked the Perfect Domain Name
Choosing a blog name is a harrowing experience. It feels like your success as a blogger is being decided before you even publish your first post.
To make the situation even more difficult, most of the good domains are taken! It requires a lot of creativity to find an available .com.
But ‘oh the joy’ when you finally find your perfect name! A great blog name can buoy your brand and attract new visitors.
I was actually very lucky in that RedFamous.com was my first choice for a domain name. I was pleasantly surprised when it was available!
Here’s what I like about my name:
The double meaning of “red”: In English, the phrase “red hot” means extremely exciting or popular. In Spanish, “red” is a word that is sometimes used to refer to the internet. My blog is basically teaches how to become popular on the internet!
The creative and descriptive use of the word “famous”: Most people probably won’t catch the meaning of “red.” However, the word “famous” is much more clear. I teach people how to attract, engage, and monetize an online audience. Although, fame is not exactly what I’m trying to promote, the word “famous” is catchier and more memorable than “online influencer.”
Most importantly, I feel like Red Famous is a “sticky” brand people can remember. Although a few of the social media platforms are already taken (darn you twitter), many are still open. A quick Google search for “red famous” reveals a list of 67 famous red heads and some type of yacht race in a language I can’t understand. In other words, I’m free to build this brand from the ground up!
If you are struggling with coming up with a sweet blog name, I created this handy infographic:
Note: Domain names do very little in influencing SEO these days. Don’t worry about pleasing the search engines. I personally would avoid hyphens in names. I’m also not a big fan of the .net or .org (unless you are a non-profit). However, I’m really coming around to some of the new domain extensions. Some of the new suffixes like .expert .blog .club or .love could make a really cool domain name. You might even get lucky and find a single word domain available! *GASP*