Niche Product Domain Name and Hosting

Posted by Neville on October 31, 2011 under How To, Niche | 3 Comments to Read

Buying and Registering a Domain:

If you have been following the series of Niche Product Site posts you will have decided on a carefully chosen domain name that significantly helps with SEO and getting your site to the top of search engine results pages (SERPs). The process you have been following will have allowed you  to choose a name that is still available.

Now it’s time to register that domain name.

I recommend that you use NameCheap for your domain registration.

Namecheap.com - Cheap domain name registration, renewal and transfers - Free SSL Certificates - Web Hosting

This video in the link at the end of this sentence  shows how to set up an account at NameCheap, and then how to Register and Buy a domain.

Hosting For Your Site:

This is a critical choice, as there are lots of different packages out there, and they can vary in price and the features that they have.

My recommendation is to choose Hostgator’s  Baby Croc Package. This package allows you to host multiple sites/domains all for the one monthly (or to save even more, annual) subscription. My package costs $9.95 per month for unlimited domains, subdomains and parked domains. You can use the banner below to investigate and sign up for a hosting package at Hostgator.

 

Another option for Domain registration and Hosting is provided as part of the membership package in Niche Profit Classroom. In that option everything can be done in the one place.

When you have a domain registered and hosting arranged you are now ready for the next stage: Content Creation.

Exact Match Domain Name

Posted by Neville on October 25, 2011 under How To, Niche | Read the First Comment

Choosing a Domain Name

Niche research

Find Your Niche

Your niche product site will be hosted on its own domain. The selection of that domain name will either help with making your site easily found or maybe contribute it being buried deep in search results.

A domain name that has an exact match for your main keyword is best. The preferred extension is to find a .com, although .net and .org will also be OK. Steer clear of any other extensions such as .info or.ws.

Going with the example I have chosen, I searched for the availability of shimanopedals.com in GoDaddy.

To search for availability of your potential domains you can use the Go Daddy Domain Name Search Tool . Type the keyword into the form, and GoDaddy will show if the domain is available.

Your choices are:

  • If it is available you can purchase it now, but you might want to hold off until you are sure that you will be going ahead with the niche product site. OR
  • It it is already taken scan through the alternative domains that are available, to find one that has as close as possible your main keyword.

The results of my shimanopedals.com are shown here. Open up the image in a new tab or window to see the details.

Exact Match Domain NameWhy Exact Name Domain?

The aim is to get as many eyes on the site to improve the chances that people will check out some of the AdSense ads that you will be putting there. That means that we want organic traffic, from search engine results. Artificial traffic building strategies such submission in Traffic Exchanges and Pay To click sites will NOT be used. Inclusion in these may result in having your AdSense account disabled, and once that happens it is very difficult to reinstate it.

With your main keyword incorporated in the domain name that is another positive that will help search engines find it. Along with other strategies that will be outlined in future posts, this should help to get that prized high position of page 1 on Google (or Bing or Yahoo etc).

Blog Hosting Offer At dotrim Has Closed

Posted by Neville on May 20, 2011 under Blogging, Money, Training | Comments are off for this article

Change Of Direction For dotrim.

Change DirectionIn recent days the offer of blog hosting at dotrim has been closed to allow for a new direction to be taken. Rather than hosting blogs on a dotrim subdomain people taking up the revised offer will be encouraged to purchase and use their own domain, and host the blog themselves.

If you want to get a head start you can do both of those things right now. In the near future a new eBook report will be released with further hints and tips to help you develop and build a business around your blogs.

Buying and Registering a Domain:

This step requires serious thought because a carefully chosen domain name will significantly help with SEO and getting your blog to the top of search engine results pages (SERPs). The biggest problem will be choosing a name that is still available.

I recommend that you use NameCheap for your domain registration.

Namecheap.com - Cheap domain name registration, renewal and transfers - Free SSL Certificates - Web Hosting

This video in the link at the end of this sentence  shows how to set up an account at NameCheap, and then how to Register and Buy a domain.

Hosting For Your Blog:

This is a critical choice, as there are lots of different packages out there, and they can vary in price and the features that they have.

My recommendation is to choose Hostgator’s  Baby Croc Package. This package allows you to host multiple sites/domains all for the one monthly (or to save even more, annual) subscription. My package costs $9.95 per month for unlimited domains, subdomains and parked domains. You can use the banner below to investigate and sign up for a hosting package at Hostgator.

There’s obviously a whole lot more that needs to be added here to help you get started, but if you feel confident about having a go right now, feel free to use the links above.

And keep your eye out for the new eBook report with more hints and tips, as well as staying in touch here where I will add more resources to help you build your blog and business.

First Time: Blog Set Up

Posted by Neville on February 5, 2011 under Blogging, How To, Training | 3 Comments to Read

How To Set Up Your First WordPress Blog:

Instructions for Setting Up your first Self Hosted WordPress blog.

Register a domain name:

To host your own blog you will need to have a domain name. This is an ideal opportunity to choose a name for your domain that will help to make you known in the blogging community.

If your name is available to have a name such as yourname.com then you would be well advised to register that domain name.

NameCheap is a service where you can register your domain name. Choose a .com domain rather than .biz or .net or .info as these tend to be less effective for branding and authority.

Namecheap.com - Cheap domain name registration, renewal and transfers - Free SSL Certificates - Web Hosting

Name cheap also have a hosting service but I recommend that you have your blog hosted elsewhere, so that not all eggs are in the one basket.
 

Select a Hosting Service:

 For host a blog I recommend Hostgator although there are others that you could choose. It is important to choose a reliable service for hosting your blog because you don’t want it to be down because the host has significant down times.

The host you choose should provide cpanel to allow you to easily manage your site, including the simple installation of your blog.

When you have chosen both the Domain name provider and the hosting service you will need to point the domain name at the Hosting service domain name servers. Sound confusing? Check out this short instructional video by Mark Hodgetts of BreakFreeTraffic.

 

 

Install your blog:

These instructions assume that your hosting service provides cpanel. If you prefer to watch a video of this process you can see one prepared by my friend Philippe Moisan, in which he adds a new blog to one of his sites. View The Video HERE or below.