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  1. Jenzlot

    Jenzlot Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone!
    I recently started a small cleaning business. I am trying to build a webpage to help it grow. The problem is I can not decided what domain name would be best to use. Should a pay for a premium domain name? The one I am looking at costs about $600. It has an 89% SEO rating. I have been checking different domains using whois.domaintools.com and also using Godaddy.com I used Google Adsense to test different words and phrases to see which are used the most often in my area. I found out "cleaning service philadelphia" is what majority of people will search when looking for a cleaning business. If i use "philadelphia cleaning service" the percentage almost drops in half..by simply moving one word! Should i be taking that info into consideration when purchasing my domain name? For example, if it is available should I be trying to purchase cleaningservicephiladelphia.com? Or should I use the name of my company as the domain name? Using my company name would cost me about $10 instead of a couple hundred! But if it hurts my chances of showing up in a search engine I rather use a generic name like philadelphiacleaningservice. I do not know how much of a difference it will make. Also if I was to add the initials of my company in front of that phrase would that completely take away the SEO ratings of the original? If i was to pick the domain name based on SEO ratings and not the company name I would incorporate our name in other places, such as in the title and description in search engine results. Also, I thought of doing something like "premiumdomainname.com/COMPANYNAME" but I do not have any knowledge on how to do that or the benefits or disadvantages. Keep in mind, if I do not go with a premium domain I would have more money to market my company like paying google (about $10per click) to show up near the top, newspapers, accessories with company logo etc. :confused: Please help!
     
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    I found this interesting snippet in this article take a read - I hope it helps you evaluate your spending $600 or $10 ...
     
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    Hi Jenzlot,

    I'm not a web developer, so hopefully someone with more knowledge in this area will jump in with more details. In the meantime, I believe I can answer some of your questions.

    You typically want to make it as close to your company's name as possible.

    For example: www.jenzlotscleaning.com

    From a business standpoint I certainly would. More exposure = increase in potential customers = increase in potential profit.

    If the cost is the same, it's a no-brainer. Assuming it's not, it depends on what the cost difference is and what those potential benefits are worth to you.
     
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