Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Domain Name Length Counts

When choosing a domain, or even a show/company/product name, keep in mind this fun fact: most popular domain name length worldwide is 11 characters ( is 7). So if yours is close to that it's good news for systems that recognize domain names and do things to make them more usable to users. For example, Twitter shortens URLs over a certain length by default, which does in part pass on Google "link juice" but not as effectively as an un-shortened URL (domain length data from

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