ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Registering Domain Names SEO Considerations

Updated on May 26, 2011

What are the most reliable domain name registrars?

We all know there is no shortage of domain name purveyors available to choose from. Personally, I play it safe and stick with either Network Solutions or GoDaddy because domain names are inherently inexpensive and the companies are widely trusted.
If you are trying to save a buck, proceed with caution, domain names for less than 5.00 per year are always suspect. The better option would be to kick down the extra penny a day and take the high road (or drop the extra shot of vanilla in your latte a few times annually).

How to I get the best deal on domain name registration?

Despite the fact that massive savings are not really on the line, there are a few ways to save a few bones when registering domain names, and more importantly, when renewing.
Ask and you shall receive. Recently, I called Network Solutions and told them I would transfer all my domain names unless they gave me a more competitive rate on renewals. All of the sudden I’m paying 15.00 instead of 35.00 for 20 domain names a year (400.00 savings).
Another quick way to save, search Google for a coupon code, there are many widely available.

Does it matter if I register as private vs. public?

When you register a public domain name all of your personal information you provided during your domain registration can be easily accessed via. the whois database. There are many sites ready and willing to provide free search results by domain name, which poses an issue when it comes to junk mail, junk e-mail and telemarketers, it’s an easy and free place for them to access massive lists.
The option is to register privately.
Private registration is available with every domain registrar, the typical price is 5.00 to 10.00 per year. Private registration replaces your information with that of the registrar and keeps those nagging marketers off your backside.

Should I register multiple domains, how should the be handled?

Whatever the need may be for multiple domains, be sure they are handled correctly. Domain name pointing services can really damage your Search Engine ranking due to the interpretation of “duplicate content” if not done correctly. We strongly suggest a permanent 301 redirect file be placed within a hosting platform. The best plan of action would be to park the extra domains and not affiliate them with your business unless they have unique content.

How does a domain name impact Search Engine Optimization?

Keyword meta data is becoming less and less, if not entirely, disregarded by Search Engines due to the fact that it’s unreliable information by nature. A domain name, on the other hand, indicates a true commitment to a sites objective. Search Engines now place the most importance on page names, descriptions and the all-important domain name. If you can, make every attempt to include the targeted keyword in the domain name itself (For example, a furniture makers website should be “” vs. “johndoewoodsmith”).

If you are looking for a high-quality Minnesota search engine optimization company, check out PXL Technologies.

Who Would You Use

Who would you (or do you) register a domain name first?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • random theme profile image

      random theme 

      6 years ago

      Good hub. But I would definitely not list Go Daddy. I have used them in the past and even though they are one of the largest, I steer clear of them as their website navigation is a mess, not to mention it is not an easy checkout process, to say the least. I love, love, love


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)