Most of the bloggers start their blogging career from blogger platform or WordPress platform. Not willing to buy a domain name, they always use free service in the beginning. Only after their long experience of blogging they think about buying a domain name. And they go on with their plan of buying a domain name matching the blog name without thinking much about it. . But this is not the best way of starting a blogging career. You must consider several important things before buying a domain name.
First of all you need to understand the importance of buying the domain name before publishing your first post. If you are changing your sub domain to custom domain after several months of using your blog, your site traffics will drop down and you will have to work hard to make more backlinks for your new domain name. Likewise, think about the following 5 things before registering a domain name.
Domain Name Length And Spelling ErrorThis is one of the common mistakes committed while registering a new domain name. That is spelling error. Even I had committed the mistake while registering my domain. So i can tell you, think before selecting a domain name.
And also avoid selecting long name for your domain. For example try to avoid domain names like "www.exampleofmynewdomainname.com". Just select short domain name like "www.example.com". It will help the viewers to remember them easily. And also avoid using tough words or those words that are difficult to pronounce to make the domain name.
Top Level Domain Extension
Register For Many YearsMost of us buy a domain name only for an year. There are many reasons behind this. It can be lack of enough money to buy domain for many years or it can be lack of certainty in continuing their site for long years. Any ways, if you are taking your site seriously you must purchase a domain for at least 2 or 3 years.
Because search engine will always notice your domain expiry date and if you are registering for one year Google will list your domain under spam. So buy domain name for a minimum of 2 years.