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stew6371
05-08-2010, 10:29 PM
I wanted to use www.majesticlawncare.com but it is not available. .biz is but I dont want to use that. I'm afraid people might not pay complete attention and go to the .com site out of habit and not find mine. So, I was thinking about www.majesticlc.com. What ya think?

mburse1977
05-08-2010, 10:45 PM
How about changing it to lawnservice instead of lawn care?

jklawncare
05-08-2010, 10:49 PM
thats my case
jk lawn care was taken for both email and website
however
jklawns was available

try a combo or a single of the following Yard, Lawn, Property, Care, Services, & Maintenance

jklawncare
05-08-2010, 10:50 PM
or if you live in a subregion like i do

i live in northwest indiana.. a subregion of chicago..

so majseticlawnservicesnwi.com or something of that matter..

mark123
05-08-2010, 11:08 PM
... So, I was thinking about www.majesticlc.com. What ya think? I'd have to say no to that. Looks like it says majesticles. :eek: lol

stew6371
05-08-2010, 11:09 PM
I just checked and majesticyardcare & majestic yardservice are both available. Maybe yard care.

mark123
05-08-2010, 11:51 PM
I like "your majestic lawn dot com".

townneckmowing
05-09-2010, 09:46 AM
What about www.majestic.com, if you can get it.

stew6371
05-09-2010, 10:39 AM
I didnt check that. I will probably use majesticlawncare.biz.

wellbiz
05-09-2010, 02:02 PM
I didnt check that. I will probably use majesticlawncare.biz.

Why not majestic-lawncare.com???

stew6371
05-09-2010, 11:17 PM
Why not majestic-lawncare.com???

Its taken but .net isnt. Thanks

mark123
05-10-2010, 07:14 AM
Why not majestic-lawncare.com???
No, don't use hyphens in your domain name unless your business name is "Pen Island". (They didn't by the way Pen Island (http://penisland.net)).

Hyphens in domain names don't work, especially if you only use one because people will type
http://majesticlawncare.com or http://majestic-lawn-care.com they forget to use them and they are hard to convey in conversation. A radio ad would have to say "majestic hyphen lawncare dot com". Now the hyphen is majestic and not the lawncare. You'll also be surprised how many people would type http://majestichyphenlawncare.com

http://majestic-lawncare.com is extra confusing because it isn't consistent. One hypen in a three word domain name?

stew6371
05-10-2010, 10:03 PM
Thanks Mark123. Very good points that I didnt think about.

wellbiz
05-11-2010, 06:38 AM
No, don't use hyphens in your domain name unless your business name is "Pen Island". (They didn't by the way Pen Island (http://penisland.net)).

Hyphens in domain names don't work, especially if you only use one because people will type
http://majesticlawncare.com or http://majestic-lawn-care.com they forget to use them and they are hard to convey in conversation. A radio ad would have to say "majestic hyphen lawncare dot com". Now the hyphen is majestic and not the lawncare. You'll also be surprised how many people would type http://majestichyphenlawncare.com

http://majestic-lawncare.com is extra confusing because it isn't consistent. One hypen in a three word domain name?

You have some great points. Here is my reasoning for suggesting the hypen.

I think if he was trying to launch a purely internet based business then the hypen rule applies(aka google, ebay, amazon) In these cases you would want a short easy to remember URL. Most of the people who visit his site will type in the URL manually based on his advertising (business cards, flyers etc.) Or they wont care what his URL is because they are clicking on a link from one of the local directories or search engines. Hypens only get confusing when people are trying to type the URL in from memory. So if he is going to do a lot of radio or TV advertising I would also ditch the hypen. However I think it is easier to read and provides a visual break. I like the idea of using two hypens...

Either way my 2 cents.:D

stew6371
05-11-2010, 08:12 PM
You have good points as well. How important is the website? Has it really done your business a favor?

mark123
05-11-2010, 09:57 PM
You have good points as well. How important is the website? Has it really done your business a favor?
I got two jobs this week from mine. Out of town callers helping their aged parents. It does help that my site ranks first in a local zip code search.

wellbiz
05-12-2010, 06:18 AM
You have good points as well. How important is the website? Has it really done your business a favor?

I get about 75% of my work from my website. Of course like mark123, my site is in the top 5 for organic searches on google, listed in adwords and depending, on the first page for local searches. So this probably helps as the visitors dont really care what the URL is, they are just clicking the link on the search engine page. I do have a hypen in my URL and as you pointed out, it can be an issues sometimes.:o If I try to tell a customer over the phone to check out our website they sometimes have trouble with the hypen. Other then that no issues I am aware of.