About Blogging: How Do You Choose Your Blog Name? (Part 2)
So how should we choose the right blog name?
First, consider what you know and want to blog about. What's your expertise? hobby? experiences? Once you have chosen your niche, then you can think of a name that reflects it. That makes sense right? Visitors don't come to your blog unless you have something they want and the blog name is the first thing that they will look at. Unless, of course, you want your name or a loved one's name to be attached to your blog's name, sort of branding it.
Second, be creative. Your blog name needs to be attractive enough so that visitors will click through to your blog. If possible, do not use a blog name that is difficult to remember or to spell so that your visitor can easily recall your site and can come back when they are looking again for information.
Third, if you want some visitors from the search engines, better do some keyword research. Keywords are what a searcher will type into the search engine like Google or Yahoo search to find the information that he needs. How can we find that keyword that we can incorporate or use in our blog name?
- Step 1: Go here and search for the keyword or key phrase of your niche. For example, you are targeting “gardening”, you would key it in and get the following results.
- Step 2: Key in a searched keyword, for example "apartment gardening" into Yahoo or Google search and you will get the volume of websites using that keyword. (Make sure you put the quotes around the key phrase.) For the search key phrase apartment gardening, there are 20,900,000 websites.
- Step 3: Do some division to come up with a ratio of searches to websites. Take the number of searches for that phrase and divide it by the number of websites. In this example, that would be:
Do the same for other keywords you like. Then, take the result with the highest ratio and use that keyword on your blog name. This will be the keyword which is most likely to get you listed high in the search engines, thereby bringing in natural or organic traffic.
Would you be willing to do this in choosing your blog name? How did you come up with your blog or site name?