Have you been thinking of changing the name of your blog but you think you would be committing a criminal offence under the blogging code if you actually do.
Fear not! Today’s post has come to your rescue!
Just like your personal name, the name of your is super important. It is literally the first thing that anyone notices about your blog and it helps to pass a strong message about what your blog is about.
When you want to change your personal name there are so many things to consider. The same aplies when you are thinking of changing the name of your blog. It is possible to outgrow a name when it comes to blogging but you must take precaution.
You have to consider the following;
How important is it?
Is it really that important? A name is not something you play with. Why do you want to change the name, and essentially your identity online? Because you feel like it? Because the current name doesn’t exemplify what the blog is about anymore? You need to answer all these questions.
How far gone have you gone in the blogging game?
For popular bloggers, it may be difficult to change their name because they have spent so much time, energy and money in turning that name into a brand. If your readers are already accustomed to the name of your blog you may want to think twice before you change that name.
Match your blog’s new name with a domain.
If it’s imperative that you change the name of your blog please make sure that you do all you can to match the blog’s name and domain (URL). As you’re considering what to change your name to, do a search to see if the domain is available (and try to get the .com and .net). Having your blog name and URL match isn’t just good SEO, it’s an easy way for people to find you. If a reader can remember the name of your blog, she can remember your URL and find you.
Match your brand throughout your social media accounts.
Once you change the name of your blog update the change on all your social media accounts. Let your followers know and change your bio information where you need to. It is not nice to confuse everyone.
We hope this was helpful!
5 thoughts on “Here’s what you need to know about changing the name of your blog”
I just changed my blog’s name some days ago. I have applied 3 of your tips. I had been blogging since 2015 November. I believe its anew start for me on greater & better things. I love blogging. Am looking forward to interacting with you and other bloggers.
Yay! Well done.
The post was super helpful. I named my blog influence Nigeria, and it is about startups, small businesses and personal finance. I’ve been thinking if the name is a good match to the blogs objectives. I ll love to hear your suggestions, pls.
Hmm…Influence Nigeria connotes something related to leadership or politics.
I agree, at first it seemed daunting because I didn’t want to scare people away. Still, I went ahead and changed my blog name (it was my first so, I didn’t have much experience with choosing a blog name) and honestly, it was a good decision.
This post just confirmed it, nice!