In this chapter you will learn how to buy your domain name and hosting account
In the previous chapter you learned the process of researching your niche where you can build up a good authority and be able to help people with your knowledge and expertise. Besides Ubersuggest tool there is another really good Chrome extension called Similar web.
With this extension you can do the following:
Search for some of your competition websites. For example: my blog is about advanced marketing, affiliate marketing etc. I would search in Google for “advanced marketing” or “Affiliate marketing”. You choose from the first page of Google the 4th or 5th website from the top because the first couple of sites are sponsored, in other words they are on top because of advertising. You need the organic positioned websites on the first page.
Next you do is open the particular website and then click on the SimilarWeb extension icon and check anything you can about this site like:
Geographic segmentation, from which countries the most traffic comes, traffic sources, social media interaction.
The other tool you have to use is Keywords Everywhere. It is another Chrome extension which gives you very valuable information about your keywords. Just enter your keyword (ex. affiliate marketing) in the search bar. You will get a lot of info about this keyword and some other variations which can help you in your domain name choice.
Remember, the best way, especially if you do affiliate marketing and build on regular basis niche sites is to have keywords in your domain name. If you type for example “affiliate marketing” in you Google search bar make notes of the keywords that the Keywords Everywhere tool gives you and then head on to Ubersugest, enter one by one the keywords you have and for each one click on the left hand side “Keywords ideas”. You will get a lot of ideas with their monthly searches.
If you find a good idea with at least 1000 monthly searches you are good to go. Remember, those ideas that contain few keywords are called “long tail keywords” and this is a good option to adopt because in general long tail keywords are more related to searches from people that really need help in the particular field.
For example: “affiliate marketing” is a quite broad search. Most of the people who search for this term are more interested in affiliate marketing as a subject. What does it do, what is all about etc.
On the other hand people who search “affiliate marketing for beginners” are people who want to learn affiliate marketing but don’t know much how to do it. So, those category is more likely to become your prospects and later on to convert into clients.
If you are planning to get a nice short and interesting domain name and later on brand it, is better option only if you are planning to establish a really large and strong business which I presume you know that will take a lot of efforts, money, planning, marketing etc. to make it popular but once done it can be a golden mine.
The other thing you need to consider when purchasing a domain name is to look for .com available extension. I am personally buying .com, .net or .eu extensions. Well, for .eu you need a European address to be able to register it.
Next, go to WebDesignGalore and check if your chosen domain name is available. I suggest WebDesignGalore because is my website and we always keep lower prices than any other registrar.
The other place I strongly suggest is Hostinger. Their support is very quick and through the Live chat you connect with them in a minute or so. Their prices also are one of the best on the market. Otherwise, of course, you can go with any other registrar and purchase your domain name.
Now, as we said you will need a domain name and a hosting account where your website files will be hosted. You can buy those two from different providers. It is not necessary to buy them from the same place.
After you find your favorite domain name and is available, add it to the “Cart” and then check the option that ask you if you want to buy a hosting. You will be taken to the packages page to choose one.
If you not sure what package would suits you send me an email and I will suggest based on what kind of website you would like to build. Otherwise start with the smallest package and one day you can easily upgrade.
Now, lets presume you’ve purchased your domain name and hosting account and you have received your logging details in your welcome email from the provider. At this stage this you must make sure is completed. If you don’t get you welcome emails (normally doesn’t happen) check your spam folders or contact the provider to resend them for you. Once you got them we are ready to rock and roll.
Stay tuned for the next chapter.