Main menu


This is what you should do before buying a new domain

This is what you should do before buying a new domain

Many beginners in the world of blogging directly start creating a blog as soon as they watch a video or two on YouTube without scrutiny or in-depth, and among the things that bloggers make mistakes is buying the domain name without checking for problems associated with it.

This is what you should do before buying a new domain

I encountered some questions in the Blogger forum about people who bought domain names, but discovered after installing them that they were banned by Google or by Adsense, and some discovered that the spam score is high.

In this article, we will discover the most important things that you should check before buying a new domain name.

Make sure the domain is not blocked by Google:

  • It could be that the domain that you intend to buy has been used before on sites that violate Google’s policies and has been banned, and the problem is that if a domain is banned from Google, it will be permanently and unreviewable.

There is no tool from Google dedicated to ensuring that the domain is banned, but we can do this using the following method:

  • Go to Blogger Settings > Publishing Settings > Private Domain, add the domain name and then save.
  • If the domain is not banned, a window will appear with the DNS values ​​of your blog, but if it is banned, a message will appear telling you that this address is banned by Google, as in the picture.

Make sure your domain is not banned by Adsense:

The domain that you intend to buy may be banned by Google Adsense for many reasons, mainly about the lack of respect by some bloggers and website owners for Google Adsense policies, such as:

  1. Unauthorized clicks and visits
  2. Content that violates AdSense policies
  3. Placing ads in inappropriate places to make the visitor click by mistake

And to find out if the domain is banned by Google Adsense, go to the adsensechecker website, enter the domain name in the space provided, and then click on check, you will find the result below:

Check the spam score:

Spam Score is a parameter that was developed by Moz in 2015 and is an indicator of the quality of the links that refer to your site, so if you want to buy a new domain, you must check this parameter first.

To make sure, go to the DA PA Checker website, in the space provided, enter the domain name and then click on check authority.

The site will give you a set of important information about the domain name, such as domain authority, page authority, and most importantly, the spam score.

And to find out whether the result you obtained is acceptable or not, the same site below gives you an explanation in the form of a table about the classification of spam score. Often, the percentage of spam is less than 7, it is acceptable or does not harm your site much.

General tips before buying a domain name:

  • Price is an important factor when buying a domain name, but you should pay attention to some hidden expenses that domain companies do not show to urge you to buy. Many of these companies provide domains at attractive prices in the first year, but you will be shocked when renewing with large hair, which may often lead to some not renewing.
  • Avoid free domains such as freenom domains, this type is usually used as temporary landing pages for CPA or affiliate offers so it will not be suitable if you are going to work on SEO, these domains are not popular with search engines, the other thing is that you do not own the domain completely, it happened to some people that The company transferred the domain ownership to another customer without notifying the first owner.
  • Try as much as possible to buy a domain with a com or net extension and avoid domains with new extensions such as xyz or online, despite their low price, because these extensions give a sense of mistrust to the visitor or customer, and com extensions are easier to write and save than the rest of the extensions.
  • Try to make the domain name short, consisting of one word and without hyphenation marks such as (-), as it is preferable if it contains a keyword related to the niche of the blog, this helps to improve the appearance of the blog in the search results and gives more confidence to the visitor.
  • For people who want to search for expired domains from expireddomains, sort the list of results by ACR and not by BL, because a large number of backlinks does not mean that the domain is good, those links may be spam.

This is what you should do before buying a new domain