Opening my photography site - domain name?

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  1. ecnal

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    I know it's important to pick a good domain name. One that's easy, simple and not too confusing.

    I've had lancewilkinson for a while now. I've thought about something with either part of my name and 'photo' or 'photography' in it, but it seems too long and I feel like it's kind of generic. I dunno.

    Do you think lancewilkinson.com is too confusing or hard to spell? Should I just use that?

    If you have an opinion, please let me know!

    Thanks!
     
  2. PhotoXopher

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    I think it's perfect myself...

    If advertising you can always make it easier to read by doing something like this:
    LanceWilkinson.com
     
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    I'm on the fence. If you include photography in the domain name, you'll get SEO value built in. I'm also not sure if I could remember your web site without a business card. If you've already got your client base built up though, I'd stick with what you've got.
     
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    Lance Photography

    Lance Photo

    LWPhoto

    Wilkinson Photo

    Wilkinson Photography


    I don't think any of those would be too hard to remember.
     
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    I think your name would be just fine but I aslo think that adding photography on the end would possibly increase your search base. I added photography to the end of my name and I don't think it's too long. I would have just used my last name but it was already taken.
     
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    It seems like everyone uses their names for their photography business. Joe Smith Photography, Jack Adams photography, what ever happened to creative names? Is there a real point to so many people using their names? I mean, is there a benefit by having customers become familiar with your own name in connection with your photography skills rather than a creative name that still is directly linked to your own name if they look into it at all? I decided to use a more creative name, but wonder if there would be unforseen rewards of using your own name as a front to your business. I suppose people who accidentally stumble upon it may say, "Hey, I know that guy!" but is that all? I'm honestly asking... those who may have experience with this... what do you think?
     
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    I would rather just delete my post, then partake in anymore of this. I am sorry to the OP for this taking away from your original post.
     
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    Photos by Lance

    or something like that???
     
  10. fokker

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    Well no offence dude but perhaps you should hold off on having a website that associates your name with photogrpahy until you can produce some quality work.
     
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    I'm assuming those pictures you posted are in reference to your above statement, and not representative of your own skill as fokker understood it. If that's the case, I think you're painting the subject with an awfully broad stroke. When I asked for experienced opinions, I was hoping for more rational and substantiated thoughts.
     

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