Sunday, February 19, 2012

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Blog URL Address

The key to having the right URL address is simply by understanding and knowing what you intend to do in your blog. This not only helps you to come up with a relevant URL but it is also important for SEO.  Blogs that uses relevant URL to the contents found on their blogs have the possibilities of ranking higher than other blogs. This is because, when someone sees the blog URL, they are able to have an idea of what to find in such a blog.

The following are 5 things that you need to consider when choosing an URL address:

Go for a URL with 3 to 5 Keywords
You should have at least 3 or 5 terms or phrases in mind that best describe what you want to do in your blog. These words should be SEO optimized by using keywords that best describes your blog. You can then try to combine the words together and find out the best match.

Go for Unique URL Address
Choose URL name that is unique and hard to find anywhere else. This is important to avoid your blog been mistaken for other blogs that might be more popular.  Avoiding taking someone else blog URL and changing it by hyphenating or misspelling the name. Visitors get disappointed when they visit a blog and they do not find out the information they expected.

Use Easy to Remember and Easy to Type URL
Make it a point that the URL that you choose is easy to remember. Some viewers prefer typing the blog URL straight on the search engine when looking for information and having an easy  to remember URL make it easy for such a person. You should also make sure that you pay a closer attention when typing the URL of your blog, otherwise, you may end up using someone else URL.

Avoid Copyright Infringement
This is mostly applicable to those who wants to buy a domain or if you decide to shift to your own domain. You should always do a thorough search on any domain that you decide to use or buy. This will save you from using or buying domains that are copyrighted.

Let your Contents do the Job
When someone finds your URL with those keywords for the first time, they are able to have an idea of what to find in your blog. It is important to make sure that the contents they find in your blog matches their expectation and beyond. If you fails below what the visitors expect, you are definitely harming your blog and there is possibility that the visitors will never come back again.

Lastly, choosing a URL or even a domain name is an easy thing to do but it is necessary to make sure that, the URL address that you choose is specifically suitable for your blog or website by using a combination of names that simply describes what you are doing or what you intend to do in your blog.


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