Complicated For Me...Been Wrestling With This For Months
Situation: I have an ideal name (bought five years ago) in so far as being SEO effective with good keywords but it’s far too long as mentioned in another thread. Why? There are many variations people use for general search in this industry. Plus it has 21 characters and three words. I’ve been down that road before with another domain but with a two word phrase and 17 characters. It wasn't that bad, but I expect this one to be far worse.
Some original advice in how to deal with the long url was to brand a short memorable name. Or get one to stick and have it direct to the long url. In this case we have two advantages or do we?
Long url- keyword rich.
Short url- memorable and not “what’s the name of that site”
Problem: I’m having initial problems with people associating the long url with the current short “branding” name. I’ve come up with a newer name that’s being auctioned with time left of over two months. Any experience with those go daddy domain auctions? Is it worth my time to contact direct and just make a bid and get it out of the way? Or is this a bid and wait game? I can wait but…
About the project. Been online for only five weeks ..plenty of time to change some direction as there will not be content on the site until mid summer or so.