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What is the best way to choose a blog name?
If one wants to create a blog, with the idea of back-linking to a selection of multi-genre hubs, what would be the best way to choose a name of the blog? Would you suggest using the hubber's real name, their selected hubber alias, or something totally different? Thanks!
If you look at the top blog sites across the internet, they are simple names, like Lifehacker.com copybloogger.com seroundtable.com, techcrunch.com and so forth, they do not use or target keywords per say.
I believe they should be short and easy to remember so that you can build referrals by word of mouth and something you can brand. Just because you may be backlinking to your hubs does not mean it will give a great SEO boost, you would need more than just your blog linking to them. What it could be used for is to give others more options to visit you and make it easy to transfer hub traffic to pages where you can sell a little harder via your profile page, like a landing page for a product or service and to build a more personal following.
If you don't mind the lights, then your name would be a good choice, but most peoples hub account names are not that easy to remember, so i could not advise that across the board.
Make it different and short or use your name would probably be the best advice I could honestly give on this topic.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the advice!
I think I just need to stop brainstorming and pick one already!
Thanks again for the speedy response!
This is wonderful advice. Most SEO "experts" would disagree but the truth is that your URL is only a very small part of the whole SEO scheme.
Keep the name simple and wide reaching, use a nonsense word or put two strange words together to avoid stereotyping. (Think Yahoo, Hulu, Starbucks, Etsy, weird names that are easy to remember, easy to create a brand around, and easy to spell) Type a few of your ideas into google and see what else comes up. There might be another HUGE website using a name similar to yours.
When I choose my blog name "thepurple(b)ug.com" I didn't realize there was already a website called "thepurple(p)ug.com." Which my website would re-direct to if someone tried to type my website into the address bar. My blog has been around long enough now that it doesn't do that anymore, but you don't want to compete with someone else for traffic, and lose a viewer when they make a typo and end up on the wrong site.
That being said most people get to websites via Google. So make sure that you have little search competition and your competition is something you wouldn't mind your viewers seeing. Wouldn't want to name your website something that brings up inappropriate search results.
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