domain name?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by olebrooklawn, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. olebrooklawn

    olebrooklawn LawnSite Member
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    My business name is curb appeal complete property maintenance. All curb appeal are taken. What Y'all think of www.curbpeal.com
     
  2. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    I personally wouldn't use that domain name. It has to be easy to remember and I wouldn't remember that. Plus, since there is soo many different varations of curb appeal websites, someone may get frustrated when trying to search for you and they find every other curb appeal site imagineable EXCEPT yours! I am sure your google search ranking would be pretty low with that name because there is so much competition with the words curb appeal. Plus, I bet the owner of curbappeal.com pays Google a hefty amount of money to appear first on the search rankings.

    My opinion: Use a domain name that contains your service area. For example, I am based out of Spring City, PA. An example domain name could be www.springcityareapm.com which would stand for Spring City area property maintaince.

    I don't know if a business name change is out of the question but your domain name and website is going to be the single most effective marketing tool for your business if done right.

    My Domain name choosing tips:

    1. Choose a memorable domain name
    2. Don't make you domain name too long
    3. Don't have your domain name contain numbers unless it is part of your business name
    4. Choose a domain name with not too much competition
    5. For businesses, I would make it a priority to get a .com domain name
    6. If your domain name is easy to mispell, purchase domain names with the mispelling and redirect it to your primary website

    Hopefully that will get you started!
     
  3. ptjackson

    ptjackson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Kirk,
    I spent 4 months in a tech startup accelerator and you could have taught the session on domain names almost all of your points are what they taught us.

    They suggested no more than 3 syllables, a .com and most importantly make it were it's easy to find when you google. So curb appeal is going to be impossible to find on google AND people won't remember how it's misspelt. Just keep trying until you get a domain name you feel really good about, even MIcurbappeal.com if it's not taken.
     
  4. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    Thank You ptjackson! I try to look smart but in reality, i'm really dumb!:hammerhead:
     
  5. olebrooklawn

    olebrooklawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 225

    brookhavencurbappeal.com or curbappealbrookhaven.com
     
  6. justinc

    justinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Those two don't sound to bad. I like the first one better. Like others have said. Something that's easy to remember and hard to misspell. Also a .com is a must.
     
  7. turningheads

    turningheads LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Personally I think those other names are too long.

    How about


    WhyCurbAppeal.com
    or
    WhyCurb-Appeal.com

    they are both available...


    that way if you run a radio ad or newpaper ad you can answer the question for the customer.

    Go to "WhyCurbAppeal.com" and we'll explain how we can make your lawn look great...
     
  8. terceslil

    terceslil LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Usually shorter is better.

    I am a freelance web designer... Usually if people can't find it by way of google, they want a domain they can remember.

    curbappealcpm.com is available Might want to consider something like that.
     

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