According to Google on my PC, I’m now #1 for “realfreemarket” or “real free market” (with or without quotes). That’s good. If people search for my blog by its name, they should easily find it.
However, Google biases its search results, based on your search history. Do other people get the same result?
That’s a good tip, for anyone starting a new website. Do a Google search for your proposed site name. Look up the PageRank of the first few results. If all of them are low (4 or less), then you should be able to get the #1 search result for your own site name.
Also, never do a domain availability check before you’re ready to buy. I did that for “realfreemarket.com”, and now someone’s squatting it. It doesn’t matter, because I still outrank them in Google search. Most people find your domain via a Google search, rather than typing the domain name in the browser.
On some startup interviews, they have a common one word English domain. Whenever I see that, I know the interviewer is clueless. They falsely believe that a good domain name is better than a good website. Any money spent on a domain name is money you didn’t spend building your website. Never pay more than the minimum registration fee for a new domain.
I’m glad that I’m finally #1 for a Google search of “realfreemarket” or “real free market”. That makes it easier for people to find my blog, even if I just tell them “realfreemarket.org”. According to Piwik, some people do search for “realfreemarket”, which presumably means they were looking for my blog.