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How to Choose a Domain Name for an Affiliate Marketing Site

Updated on January 1, 2013

Keep It Short And Memorable

People will not remember if you have a super long domain name. Try to find a short word that you know will stick in peoples memories. It doesn't necessarily have to mean anything or have anything to do with the product or service.

Have SEO In Mind For The Title (not essential)

Think like Google would. Does your title have any keywords in? Or is it a phrase that lots of people might search for? Take some time researching keywords for the product or service that you want to be an affiliate of.

A good tool to look at is Google's keyword tool. Try to go for the low competition keywords. It's not essential but it does help.

How to Pick A Domain Name for Your Niche Site

Easy To Spell

Try to keep your domain name very simple. Make sure that your domain doesn't have any silent spelling. People will get it wrong.

Make Sure That There Are No Similar One's Already

Sometimes you might choose a domain name that already has very similar alternatives. Make sure that you do some research to check otherwise you could be creating competition by accident.

It Doesn't Have To Be Named After The Product Or Service

Affiliate marketing campaigns can be lead in a number of different ways. Sometimes people create content surrounding a niche area and then find affiliate programs to match their content.

Although SEO in the title is always a bonus, it's not essential. SEO in the content is much more important.

You can choose domain names that have no meaning, it's all about creating a brand that will last. is one of the most successful online marketplaces in the world and has nothing to do with the rainforest.

Avoid Hyphens

Hyphens - are annoying. People don't remember them and therefore will find it harder to find your business.

Check That The Other Endings Are Not Taken

Make sure that the other endings are not taken for your website address.

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    • nightnight profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from UK

      Thanks for the vote ;)

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      Short and sweet nightnight. You make some good points that will definitely help a beginner trying to establish a domain name.

      Voted up and useful.


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