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Domain name is the name of your Web site like www.webpromotiontutorials.com or the name that others type in to the browser's address bar to visit your Web site . Online business is identified by the domain name ,like google.com ,yahoo.com,ebay.com etc .

How domain name affect ranking in search engines.

1. Top Level Domain Name TLD - No significant effect

Parts of a Domain - www .example .com

.com is the TLD ( Top level Domain )

example is secondary level domain name ( SLD) ,if you add a sub domain to the above domain then it will looks like www.products.example.com ,here product is third level domain Name .

Some TLDs are .com ,.org,.info,.edu , .gov etc

Search engines give more importance to .edu & .gov domains but it may not be practical to booking a .gov domain name for your business ,its reserved for go vt .institutions .,but you can get link from .gov & .edu websites it can help you to climb up the SERP ladder .

Other TLDs are treated equally for ranking .

You can search for some keywords in Google & check the effect of TLDs in ranking .

2 .Keywords in Domain name will improve ranking

If your not worried about registering a domain name in your brand's name ,you can book domain names in the keywords related to your product .

www.keyword1-keyword2.com

You can use one or more keywords separated by - hyphen

Caution : Don't repeat the same keyword

Don't do like this www.home-home.com

How keywords in domain name affect ranking -A light push

Let us find answer for this my doing a search for the keyword ' Web site promotion '' .I choose this keyword because it is having high competition ,because SEO's ( Search Engine Optimization ) are competing for the ranking .

The result is here

You can find a site www.website-promotion-ranking-services.com is ranked in the first page , from this we can conclude that it is an effective method to increase search engine ranking & not how cleverly they placed their 4 keywords in the domain name - Web site promotion ,Web site ranking ,Web site ranking services ,Web site promotion services !!!

At the same time Websites with no keyword in their domain name also got ranked - yes because ranking depends on 100s of factors .

The point is that if you have a keyword in your domain name you will get a push in the rankings . Don't expect too much from this technique .

3 .Aging Factor & sandbox effect - Age of your domain - Older is better - Google likes old wine

Google favors old websites ,old websites can get better ranking than new websites .I think if your Web site is minimum 2 years old ,you will considered for good rankings ,so wait patiently & do the things for better ranking .

If you want to instantly get ranked its better you purchase an old domain name with out any black history of spamming .

The Sandbox effect :You are on probation honey !!

Google keeps new Web site's pages in a sandbox ,& wont assign you the deserved ranking . Sandbox can be considered as database of new websites ,after completing 4 months - 2 years in Sandbox it will allow your site to appear in search result pages .

Google suspicious about new websites because lot of spamming websites are around , they are stuffed with keyword rich text & they will vanish immediately . So google will not show new Web site in search results till they mature .

Sandbox effect like companies posting new recruits in probation period .

4 . DNS record changes - Name server changing ,Server changing - Bad for your rankings

Any frequent changes in the DNS records of your domain name - like transferring domain from one person to another ,Changing the hosting server ,there by changing the name server ,IP changing will adversely on your ranking .

Aging means how old is your domain name ,how many years over after registering the domain ,google give more importance to old domains . If you want to get instant ranking or out of sandbox consider buying an old domain .

5 . Booking domain Name for longer period can improve ranking ? ( No proof it affect ranking )

It is better if you book your domain name for a longer period instead of booking for one year & renewing every year .

Booking for 5 years or 10 years will give the impression that your Web site is a serious venture & be there for a long time ,there is a talk in the SEO circles that this can affect the ranking .

These are the major factors you have to take care while registering a domain name .


 

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