• Domain name factors


  • The last domain name I had was getting a lot more views and members, despite the new one having the football club name in the domain name.

    I’ve not advertised either of them so I’m just wondering if it’s down to pure luck that the last one had more users and views or if it was a case of the domain name being shorter that people liked.

    I still own it, it’s here(not active)

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    @jac It’s not so much “pure luck”, but probably based on several factors - some of which are outlined here


  • @phenomlab said in Domain name factors:

    @jac It’s not so much “pure luck”, but probably based on several factors - some of which are outlined here

    Thanks for the link mate.

    It’s definitely a little confusing as to why it hasn’t done better, although one of the huge factors is because i haven’t spread it around because it cheeses people off so I’ve just left it in my twitter bio for people to click if they require.

    One of the other factors could be the old domain name was easier to type in, it rolled off the tongue better and you was in fact talking about County instead of a generic .fans domain possibly that people may think is just a random website that isn’t quite related but is set up.

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    @jac True, yes, but I think there’s more to this.

    Indeed, the shorter the domain is, the easier is it to remember, and if you could for something phonetic, easier to pronounce. Take “sudonix.com” for example. This wasn’t easy to acquire (I went through literally thousands of iterations using scripting) - it’s not an English word in the traditional sense (although you’ll find “sudo” listed, which ironically, translates to “fake” 🙂 ) but it is very easy to pronounce soo-don-icks so from the phonetic perspective, it’s easily remembered.

    One way a domain can get more traffic is the IP address it’s registered to. If this was previously assigned to a high value (in terms of hits) domain, then it’s only natural that you’d inherit that with your domain if you had the IP address afterwards.

    The only real deciding factor to SEO is in fact, content. The more of it, the better.


  • @phenomlab said in Domain name factors:

    @jac True, yes, but I think there’s more to this.

    Indeed, the shorter the domain is, the easier is it to remember, and if you could for something phonetic, easier to pronounce. Take “sudonix.com” for example. This wasn’t easy to acquire (I went through literally thousands of iterations using scripting) - it’s not an English word in the traditional sense (although you’ll find “sudo” listed, which ironically, translates to “fake” 🙂 ) but it is very easy to pronounce soo-don-icks so from the phonetic perspective, it’s easily remembered.

    One way a domain can get more traffic is the IP address it’s registered to. If this was previously assigned to a high value (in terms of hits) domain, then it’s only natural that you’d inherit that with your domain if you had the IP address afterwards.

    The only real deciding factor to SEO is in fact, content. The more of it, the better.

    Thanks for all the advice and detailed response. A shorter name does definitely help I’ve noticed that it times gone by, but I thought this time if I get YouTube videos, podcasts, content fed in under a domain that features the club name then it would be more successful, how wrong I was I suppose 😉. There’s a lesson to take from it 👍🏻

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    @jac said in Domain name factors:

    how wrong I was I suppose . There’s a lesson to take from it

    Not necessarily. Have you performed any SEO audits against your domain ?


  • @phenomlab to be honest, no I haven’t mate.

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    @jac You should at least try. There are likely some elements you can adjust that could well yield a positive improvement.


  • @phenomlab said in Domain name factors:

    @jac You should at least try. There are likely some elements you can adjust that could well yield a positive improvement.

    Thanks mate, I’ll take a look.

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    @jac let me know if you need any help


  • @phenomlab said in Domain name factors:

    @jac let me know if you need any help

    Thanks mate 👍🏻


  • @jac I wouldn’t say there’s loads and loads to brush up on. - audit report

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @jac interesting. Your Monthly Traffic Volume is in fact much higher than mine, so you’re not doing as bad a job as you think.


  • @phenomlab thanks Mark, I wonder where I can find accurate figures? Although matomo should do that shouldn’t it?

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @jac Yes, but don’t forget that Matomo (and most browsers) alike will allow you to “opt out” or not be tracked, so you can’t really rely on these 100%.


  • @phenomlab said in Domain name factors:

    @jac Yes, but don’t forget that Matomo (and most browsers) alike will allow you to “opt out” or not be tracked, so you can’t really rely on these 100%.

    Absolutely, very true pal.

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