Posted by Brian Connole | 12/03/2009 | blog, blogging blog, blogging tips, bloogle adsense, Domain Name | 0 comments »
Day 3 of the "Build A Blog Workshop" is about picking your blogs domain name. If you have decided to use Blogger as your blog host, then you have the option of using a free sub-domain name. If this is your first blog, then this is what I would advise you to do. You can start paying for a domain name later if your blog takes off and starts doing really well. Until then there is no point in spending money if you're just starting out.
When choosing your domain name, it's important to have name that it is relevant to your blogs topic. A good example would be my blog here, my blog title is "Bloogle AdSense", which of course is about "how to make money blogging using Google AdSense". A couple of the keywords I want to get a good ranking for in the search engines is Blogging, Google, and AdSense. "Bloogle AdSense" is a combination of all three of those keywords. As you can see my domain name is bloogle-adsense.blogspot.com.
If your blog is about bikes and your domain name is bike.com, when somebody Googles the word bike, your blog will likely appear as one of the results on Googles front page. Unless of course, there are 2 million other blogs out there about bikes. This is why it's good to try to pick an original topic that a lot of people haven't done already. Like we discussed in the last post "Choosing Your Blog Topic" .
So put a lot of thought into your blogs topic and domain name. Don't be afraid to get creative, this is one of the most important steps to having a successful blog.
Make sure to read my next post where I will show you what to look for when your picking a blog template. Keep up the good work and as always, good luck!