I was starting a new blog 3 months before, everything was in my mind at that time.
I planned the strategy, design (in fact, bought the theme) and I even made the strategy of articles, like how I’ll going to post and on which topics etc.
The only problem was of coming up with the blog name that stand out from the crowd.
I know the time when I was searching for a great blog name.
I was messaging my Facebook friends for getting blog name ideas but didn’t even worked for me, as I was in a need of best blog name ideas.
I was craving for getting a great blog name but I didn’t got any yet.
Whenever I thought a good blog name it was already registered, Quite spooky 😛 That was headache, to be honest!
When I was searching on the internet, I got some tips from the giant Google when I wrote “How To Come Up With A Blog Name“?
I got so many great tips for getting my blog’s name, after searching for almost 5-6 hours, I got the domain which is “Horror Sensations”.
I thought why not write a post on the same topic along with my experience.
I’m not giving you a blog names list nor I’m sharing best blog names ever here but I’ll give the tips which is never shared before.
Let’s have a great blog name today.
You can grab a cute blog name too that attract visitors.
After reading this post, I hope that you don’t need to go anywhere else. 🙂
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Table Of Contents
What is a Blog/Domain Name?
First thing is first, in this video you’ll learn about what is a domain name and how it works which is created by Godaddy.
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Blog Names Categories
There are two categories that revolves around blog names and these are:
Branded Blog Names
What else better than a Brand?
I always go with the Branded Blog Names as these names are the perfect ones if you want to build a brand online.
What else should I tell about these blog names as these names can convert into powerful brand.
It doesn’t matter if it’s self branding or company branding.
Let’s take an example:
Neil Patel is having two blogs and both are his brands.
One is “Quicksprout.com” and second is “NeilPatel.com”.
In these both domains he can post anything even it’s not relates to blogging as he haven’t bought EMD or generic blog name, he is having his own brand.
Exact Match Domain/Blog Names (A.K.A EMD)
Simple definition of EMD is “Blog name same as your niche”.
That domains are very SEO friendly and User Friendly as users will know what your blog is all about and EMD are more likely to rank than a Branded Blog Name.
It will be the blog name that will do not have any brand name or any registered trademark.
Let’s take an example:
Francis having a blog name called “bloggingtipsandtricks” and his blog niche is on “Blogging”, if we add spaces then it will be like “Blogging Tips and Tricks” so it means he is having an EMD and he will get more traffic than a branded blog name’s post on the same topic.
This is what we call “Exact Match Domain/Blog Name“.
In the end, I would like to say that, in my case I’ll go with the Branded Blog Name that will be easily understandable.
Don’t go for a shortcut as you can’t change your domain name after choosing one as many metrics already involved in your previous domain.
Things To Be Considered While Selecting A Blog Name
I’ve added this section here because I want you guys to know what happened to me.
Actually, I bought Googlegags.com long ago.
I was so much happy, to be honest, as I got a name that was having a quite good searches and having Google’s brand name in it.
The happiness was not for the long time because I was having a domain name which is having a brand name.
Google can simply claim a copyright infringement.
Let’s have a look on the things that we shouldn’t do while choosing a blog name.
We should avoid a domain name that is having a brand name.
The brand name owner can simply do a case on you if you own a domain name with the name of their brand.
Let’s take an example, If we buy WordPressTricks.com, GoogleGags.net, YoastSEOPlugin.org etc. then they can send us a legal notice at no time.
You’ve to avoid this, if you want a permanent and an authority blog.
Adding A Name Of The Affiliate Product In Domains
Most of us do these this for getting an EMD but are we sure that the Product owners will allow us?
I don’t think so, If you are even promoting their products but they’ll not give you your commission for sure.
I would like to suggest you to contact them first before buying a domain name same as their product name.
Effective Tips For Coming Up With The Blog Name
This is what we all waited for, Blog name is so so so much important thing to consider as this is the thing that can build trust in User’s eye.
Finding Your TOPIC’s Related Keywords
My main topic/niche is blogging but blogging is a vast field.
Blogging have many sub niches/related keywords.
Let’s take an example of Brian Dean of Backlinko, he always give tips on SEO, infact his blog’s name is related to the SEO’s one of the category “Backlink“.
You can even choose your sub niche of your main niche and then you can change it into a brand name, like Brian did. 🙂
Extensions Doesn’t Really Matters Now
Whether you buy .com or .not, you can really survive and can rank your blog easily.
I’m not going to talk about my blog here, leave it, I’m going to talk about one of my friend’s blog.
Let me tell you that my friend’s keywords are ranking on the first page of Google with 1 million searches per month.
Imagine, how much he will be making per month.
I’ve checked his AdSense account and I was shocked, to be honest, he was making more than 3 lac per month and sometimes 500$ in a day.
Now let’s come to his extension, actually his blog is not even EMD, his extension is .pw and ranking with this domain.
You might be thinking about the competition matters, but the keywords he is ranking on are of high competition.
Now tell me that .com really matters?
Even, I’ve .net and this site having a lot of traffic, Alhamdullilah!
At the end of the day, you can choose any of the extension, it really doesn’t matters.
We’ve one more example which is Tech.co 😀
So, Go on!
Should You Secure TLDs For Your Blog Name?
If you’re going to buy domain that is a branded name then you should buy it’s every TLD (If available).
That will help you to build an authority blog.
No one can have a blog name like you, it’s authority itself.
If we talk about Problogger.net of Darren Rowse, he later bought .com version of his brand Pro Blogger.
This is called the real branding, if you want authority sites like Darren Rowse then you should buy TLDs of your brand name.
In this post, Darren explained this topic more deeply.
A Short Name Will Help?
If we talk about a great blog name that is unforgettable then we should have a short blog name.
Born Blogger is short, word to word and unforgettable blog name.
We should have a short blog name that will be last forever in readers minds.
Will Parents Can Help In Coming Up With A Blog Name?
You might be thinking that how parents can help in selecting a great blog name, My thinking was the same, until and unless it happened with me.
Let me tell you my story.
I was shaking my head for a blog name for my this blog.
Mom came and told to have a dinner at the dinning table.
I told my mom that I’m really frustrated today.
She said, Why?
I said, Mom, I want to select a blog name for my blog but I’m not getting any idea.
Well, Mom said, that you’re blogging from a very young age.
After that she said that why not coming up with a blog name that will be related to your age.
I said, Hmmm… but how?
At the last, she said, to buy Born Blogger.
That was great to be honest.
And I was very very and very happy for this blog name.
As usual we all first search our blog names in a .com version, but I didn’t got.
After thinking a lot, I thought to buy .net version.
So here it is in front of you. 🙂
Why not go to your parents now, and ask them to help?
Parents are parents! 😉
Can We Use Numbers & Hyphens In The Domain Name?
Using hyphens or numbers in our blog names is not a great idea.
If it was coming in your mind, go and throw it now in the bin near you.
It’s not even healthy in terms of SEO.
You should avoid having a blog name with hyphens or numbers.
Having EMD Is A Better Idea?
No doubt, having EMDs are good but wait……
These domains can harm you too, can destroy your blog too.
Let me tell you that Google have an algo who give penalty to spammy EMDs.
In my opinion, It’s better to have a branded blog name.
Let’s take example of Shoutmeloud, it’s a great blog which is having no PMD (Partial Match Domain) or not even EMD.
We should always have Branded domain name.
Having Partial Match Domain (A.K.A PMD) Is Good?
Let me first explain you about Partial Match Domain.
What is Partial Match Domain or PMD?
A domain with some matched keywords of your niche are often known as “Partial Match Domain”. i.e: Born Blogger
Using partial match domain is better than having EMD.
You can make a branded blog name by using Partial Match Domain, like I does.
Having keywords in your blog name is a good idea but anything can be ranked through high quality and SEO friendly content.
Choosing My Own Name As A Blog Name Will Effect?
Nothing is good than making yourself a brand.
We’ve many great examples in the industry.
Let’s take an example of Matthew Woodward, he is having a great blog with his own name, his blog is a brand which is of his own name “Matthewwoodward.co.uk” 🙂
You can also make a brand of yourself but you’ve to be smart enough as others.
Blog Name Ideas Generators List
The above tips haven’t satisfied you yet? or do you want a bot to do things for you, Okay I got!
Here I’m coming up with the Blog Name Generators list.
Lean Domain Search
I haven’t found a great tool like this ever before.
You just need to write your keyword and then see the magic of this amazing tool.
I wrote “Blogger” in the search bar and got too many great blog names, that I even didn’t thought about.
You can play with this tool easily, by doing changing in settings.
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This tool is also a great tool, No doubt.
This tool offer you two types Primary Word and Secondary Word which is the best part of it.
You can use this tool impressively for selecting your next blog name.
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I found Panabee as simplest blog name generator tool online.
The way it find out blog names is awesome.
It also show availability of the domain using heart icon. 😀
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This tool is the great but somehow difficult tool for newbies.
If you’ll now how to use WordRoid then you don’t need to go anywhere else.
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Cool Name Ideas
This is the great tool for getting our like-minded domain/blog names.
You’ve to write your main name, then you’ve to select your blog topic and you’re good to go.
You can also select desired extension. 🙂
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Final Words: How To Come Up With A Blog Name – Explained!
I know I’ve explained it very deeply, in fact, I’ve wrote as much as I can.
I hope that this guide will help you to select a better blog name and it’s also gave you some blog name ideas.
I need one thing in return, what it is?
Well, I need a share from you guys, this will appreciate my efforts and it will encourage me to come with the great guides like this in the future. 🙂
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