I made a known mistake, Did you make it too?

web-graphicsI was in a hurry yesterday and bought a domain for a site project that I’m working on. Let me explain the mistake and then I’ll tell you what domain I bought.

A problem I see with domain names is the possibility of lost traffic or blocked emails and or typo’s.
Let me explain:

When purchasing a domain you need to think of many things to find the most optimal name for keywords or buzzwords your visitors would use as well as a domain that describes your product or service.

Things you need to be aware of though are words that can be commonly misspelled. There are many domain typo generators if you search your favorite search engine it is generally a good idea to grab a couple of those domains if it is a commonly misspelled word. Some of the typo generators allow for common misspellings and common miskeyed words meaning words that people can easily hit the wrong key on the keyboard.

Something else to think about is it possible that the domain or key part of the domain could have a plural word. For example one of our sites has the domain AFFILIATETOOLPAGES.COM to make sure we don’t looks traffic if someone doesn’t type the final “s” we’ve also purchased AFFILIATETOOLPAGE.COM

Something else to consider is numbers. If you have a domain name that has a number spelled out in it buy the domain with just the number, for instance, I have a site ThatOneCorporation.com I also own That1Corporation.com that way if someone hear’s your domain name somewhere they will still get there with either spelling.

The final thing to think about is, does your domain name spell something that you didn’t intend. For instance, I bought a domain in a hurry thinking it is a great domain for a site I just put into place. Web Graphics Explained is the site idea so I purchased webgraphicsexplained.com makes since right? Well if you look close you’ll see a word that can cause me to get blocked by some email filters. Let me point it out for you, webgraphicSEXplained.com.

So there are many things to really to consider before buying your next domain.

As for the web graphics explained, go ahead and visit the site and let me know what web graphic challenges you are experiencing at http://www.webgraphicsexplained.com

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