Before to get started let me tell you why we decided to name our blog “Discover Evolution”
The logo and the name of my website is in fact how everything started (Avoid the three first monkey- its just for the logo purpose 😂) I began by backpacking in 2004 that is the reason why you can see a man wearing a backpack, then in 2010 I undertook my first Bikepacking trip in Australia from Perth to the gold coast (7500km in three months) and last one is my current job – working as a professional photographer in Kuala-Lumpur. Discover my evolution did not sound great to me, so i decide to make shorter and DISCOVER EVOLUTION was born.
1- Blog Names To Avoid
Before I help you think of a blog name idea and give you some blog name inspiration, I need to first start with the no-no’s of travel blog names because these are pretty cut and dry. By listing names to avoid, it will help to narrow down your list of possible names for your travel blog.
Don’t be cliché
Your name needs to stand out in a market of millions of travel blogs, so it’s best to avoid the cliché terms that you see pop up in 75% of travel blogs.
12 names that you should avoid:
Unless you can think of something extremely clever and unique using the above listed words, I would avoid them altogether. Your name needs to stand out in the crowd and by giving it an overused, played out name, you’d be starting off on the wrong foot.
2- Avoid Dashes, Symbols, Numbers & Periods
Any post online about how to pick a travel blog name will tell you the same thing. Don’t use numbers, hyphens or symbols.
For pure branding and SEO reasons, you should always avoid using these characters in any blog name. For example if you choose to name your website “going4ward” if maybe very confusing for people, you may have to tell them every single time that “for” has to be a “4” instead, they may forget about it and will not be able to access to your website.
Idem #, your blog shouldn’t have a dash in it because every time you tell someone your name, you have to say “dash”. When they go back to their computers later and try to remember your blog, they may forget where to put the dash, or that there’s a dash altogether. It’s just so confusing and you must avoid it.
3- Purposely Misspelling
Keep it “easy to remember” domain name theory, don’t create a blog that purposely misspells words to sound cool. WorldTravelz would be a horrible name choice because it would force you to explain to every person you tell that the word travels is actually spelled with a “z”, and Google wouldn’t rank you for any terms including “travels” because you misspelled it.
On top of that, Google algorithms hate misspelling and grammatical errors because it shows unprofessionalism in content. You’d literally be damaging your blog if you purposely misspell the domain name.
4- Too Long
There are so many reasons not to have a really long domain name.
- They’re much harder to remember
- It’s hard to fit a long name in a logo or header area of a website
- Domains are limited to 63 characters anyways.
The most common domain name length in relation to .com registrations is around 12-13 characters; and containing 2 words. This can give you a bit of an idea of how long your domain should be.
DISCOVER EVOLUTION: 2 Words / 17 characters (Not bad!)
5- How a Domain Name Should Be (How to pick a GOOD travel blog name)
Now that we’ve covered all the things to avoid before you choose a blog name, it’s now time to go over some blog name inspiration in an effort to help you choose the perfect name for your future blog. Keep in mind that the domain name is a reflection of your brand “Discover Evolution” reflect my journey from how I got started until now.
Take your time and use these points to think up something great. Learning how to choose a name for a blog doesn’t have to be difficult!
6- Always Go With .com
Most importantly, you need to pick a travel blog name that is available in “.com”. You can choose .NET, .org, .travel, .tv, or .info, but .com is by far the most commonly used and, easiest to remember suffix possible in a domain name. It won’t affect your SEO if you choose another ending, but it will definitely be harder for other people to remember it. You can buy all variations of your name if you want to, but .com should be your primary focus.
7- Check Social
When you’re starting a new travel blog, you’re also going to have to start all of your social media accounts. At the very least, you should be able to have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube using your name.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/discoverevolut (Domain too long for Twitter)
Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/DiscoverEvolution (SUBSCRIBE PLEASE)
I’ve covered a lot about how to pick a travel blog name already, but if it’s already been taken on the most popular social media channels, then you may want to consider another name.
8- Using Your Own Name
There are loads of blog names out there that use the founders name, like Nomadic Matt, Nomadic Samuel, Wandering Earl, Travel With Bender etc. But I would not recommend you to follow this basic formula of “Nomadic + Name”, it’s still possible to think of a clever name using your own name and make it memorable.
A lot of people have a blog name using their own name, like YeisonKim.com. This is a very professional way to create a blog name, but it’s not overly catchy in most cases. (Works fine tho if you are a photographer)
Self-named Blog Name Ideas:
Ready To Start Your Blog?
Now you know how to pick a travel blog name. I’ve given you the information you need to choose the perfect blog name. Using the points in this blog post, you should be able to come up with a unique and memorable name that has longevity and is good for SEO.
But remember, even if you can’t think of a name, you can still start building your blog today.
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