SEO Tip – 5 Tips on how to choose your local business domain name

Your local business domain name or website address is one of the key components in any SEO strategy. If you havent registered a domain name, here are a few tips to guide you in choosing one: Whatever domain name you choose, make sure it ends in .com. However if that is not possible you can also use .org and .net extensions. These three extensions are the best ones to use for theUSonline market. Avoid using hyphenated domain names. For example, just because you the domain name www.doctorsinnewyork.com is already taken, dont register a hyphenated version like www.doctors-innewyork or www.doctors-in-newyork. Hyphenated domains dont give the impression of being authority domain and have a low grade image in SEO. Instead try adding a prefix or suffix such as www.doctorsinnewyorkonline.com or www.emergencydoctorsinnewyork.com. Needless to say if you really want to hyphenate, use no more than 1-2 hyphens. Keep your domain names short and dont elongate them to longer than 3 or 4 words. For example if you run a hardware shop called "Anthony Bradley and Sons Hardware & Electricals", you may want to use www.abradleyandsons.com or www.bradleyhardware.com. You definitely dont want to register www.anthonybradleyandsonshardwareandelectricals.com! Even if you operate as franchise or dealership for a major company, avoid using branded company names in your domain as this is illegal and you could get sued. If you want to use brand names in your domain always get written permission <b>...<b>