Your guide to Domain Samurai

Video Transcript

For a long time, finding a good domain has been a major stumbling block for many people. It often seems like all the good domains are taken, and you can spend hours or even days searching for the right domain.

But not anymore!

Video Contents

In this video I’d like to show you how to use Domain Samurai to find high quality domains quickly and easily.

I’ll also show you how to create Presets within Domain Samurai and how to snap up the best domains before your competition finds them.

New Project

To begin, I’m going to click the New Project button.

Create Project

In the Project Settings window I can enter a seed keyword.

For this example I’m going to use the keyword ‘photography’.

Keyword Research or Domain Search

Once I’ve created my project I have the option to either (1) do some keyword research or (2) go directly to the Domains module.

Keyword Research Module

This keyword research module is the same as that used in Market Samurai.

If you’re not familiar with this module, please visit the Noble Samurai dojo where you’ll find several step-by-step videos on Keyword Research.

Domains Module

In this video however, we’re going to focus on finding domains, so I’m going to click this button to go directly to the Domains Module.

Domain Search Seed Keywords

At the top of the screen I can enter my seed keywords for my domain search.

For this example I’m going to use the seed keywords:

photography
digital photography
digital photography tutorials

Domain Variations

Once I’ve entered my seed keywords, I can come over here and select an option from the Domain Variations drop-down box.

The default options are Blog Site, Shop Site, Review Site and Social Site.

Presets

Each of these presets is a collection of prefixes and suffixes that are relevant to a particular type of website.

For example, lets take a look at the Blog Site preset.

Preset = Collection of Prefixes and Suffixes

When I click the ‘Edit’ button you can see that the Blog Site Preset includes the prefixes ‘my’ ‘the’ and ‘e’.

And the suffixes 'blog', 'spot', 'site', 'info', 'news' and 'tips'.

Custom Presets

You can also create your own Presets.

Let’s say for example that I didn’t want to include ‘e’ as a prefix and I wanted to add the suffix ‘hub’

After making my changes I can click the ‘Save as New Preset’ button.

Name New Preset

After making my changes I can click the ‘Save as New Preset’ button.

I can then name my new preset. For example, I’ll call this preset ‘My Favorites’ and then click the OK button.

Quick Recap

Now just to recap, what this means is that when I click the ‘Find Domains’ button, Domain Samurai will search for domain names that include my seed keywords and the prefixes and suffixes associated with the ‘My Favorites’ Preset.

Don’t worry if that sounds a little confusing, you’ll see exactly what I mean in just a moment.

Domain Presets

The next drop-down box allows me to select the domains that I am interested in.

The default presets are ‘com’ and ‘com, net, org’. Once again, you can create your own Presets to focus in on the domains that interest you.

For this example, I’m only interested in .com domains, so I’ll select the com Preset.

Review Settings

So I’ve now specified that I’m interested in finding domains that are based on these seed keywords, I want to include the prefixes and suffixes associated with the 'My Favorites Preset' and I’ve selected a Domain Preset' that includes only .com domains.

Inculde Hyphens

I can now use check this checkbox if I want to include results with hyphens which I do.

Find Domains

And now I can click the ‘Find Domains’ button.

Domain Research

Domain Samurai now, goes out and in just a few seconds it conducts the domain research that would usually take you hours or days.

Results

And here are my results.

Example Domains

Now as I scan down this list, I can already see a few domains that would be worth investigating.

For example, I’m a little surprised that photography-hub.com and photography-spot.com are actually available.

Real Time Check

When you see a domain you’re interested in, the first thing to do is to click the check link. Domain Samurai will then do a detailed check to confirm the availability of that domain.

Green = Available

If the entry turns green like this one, then the domain is available.

Red = Not Available

Occasionally, the detailed check will reveal that the domain is not actually available and the entry will turn red.

For example, let’s take a look at the thephotograpyblog.com. In this example, the domain isn’t available.

Another Quick Check

So let’s just check one more and check thephotographyspot.com - and this domain is available.

1st Seed Keyword

Now you’ll notice that all of these domains relate to my first seed keyword, ‘photography’.

2nd Seed Keyword

As I scroll down through my results, I’ll find domains that relate to my second seed keyword ‘digital photography’.

Checking Availability

For example thedigitalphotographyhub.com and mydigitalphotograpysite.com are both available.

3rd Seed Keyword

As I scroll further down I’ll find domains that are relevant to my third seed keyword digital ‘photography tutorials’.

Checking Availability

For example mydigitalphotographytutorials.com is available.

Keyword Density

I can also sort my results by keyword density by clicking on this column heading.

Highest Keyword Density

And here I can see that the mydigitalphotographytutorials.com domain has the highest keyword density.

Choosing Domains

So as you can see, in just a couple of minutes I’ve identified some fantastic potential domains that are available right now.

The actual domain you choose will depend on a number of factors including the branding potential, the search engine optimization potential and the strength of competition in the market place.

Buy Domain

Once you’ve made your decision, all you have to do to secure your domain, is come over here and click the buy link.

Buy Domain Screen

Domain Samurai then opens a new window containing the ‘Buy Domains’ screen.

It’s important to note that at Noble Samurai we don’t actually sell domains, so on this screen you can select which registrar you’d like to use to purchase your domains.

The default here is Namecheap.com because they provide both bulk registration and the highest level of automation with Domain Samurai.

Select a Registrar

So for this example, I’ll accept this default and click the ‘Next’ button.

Confirm List of Domains

Here I can confirm the list of domains that I’m interested in and then click the ‘Proceed’ button.

Add to Shopping Cart

I am then redirected to namecheap.com.

From here, I can select my domain and add it to my shopping cart.

Checkout

I can then follow the standard checkout process to purchase the domains I’m interested in.

Summary

So let’s just recap...

In this video we’ve seen just how easy it is to find high quality domain names based on specific keyword phrases using Domain Samurai.

Presets

We also saw how to set up Presets for domain variations and domains in order to save time and effort.

Secure Domain

... and finally we saw how to secure your domain with just a few clicks of your mouse.

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