Stephanie 1 year, 1 month ago
Does the length of your email address matter?
My business and domain name is fairly long. Should l make my email address the same as my domain name? Or, should I shorten it? I am currently in the healthcare business. Thanks8 Replies
Krista FabregasParticipant1 year, 1 month ago
It’s a good idea to go with a short, memorable website URL and that leads to a shorter email address. If your website is already up, well-established, and your company brand is fairly set, you’re kind of stuck with the long URL. But if you’re in the early stages, play with abbreviations or alternatives to shorten the URL and you’ll be happier long-term. Hope this helps, good luck!
Benjamin ForsmanParticipant1 year, 1 month ago
Will CannonParticipant11 months, 2 weeks ago
Shorter is always better. If your domain is long you can do one of two things:
1) just use your initials. ie: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) create a short domain like ldinc.com and then use your first name: email@example.com (just make sure to forward the short domain back to your main domain in case someone thinks it will go to your website)
Hope this helps!!
Liz BrandonParticipant9 months, 2 weeks ago
BJ AdkinsParticipant9 months ago
The main thing is to be memorable…sometimes a longer one will work better. For example:
Which will you remember
If it’s a short sentence ti helps to use upper and lower case. Our eyes are able to pick out the words eve without spaces if there are a mix of upper & lower case:
Hope this helped.
Christina GarnettParticipant8 months, 3 weeks ago
Short and easy to remember is usually the best practice. Having a long email address also increases the opportunities for your audience to misspell the address. This advice also goes towards your url as well. Making it easy for your audience to give your website direct traffic can be a valuable tool.
Kristi PorterParticipant8 months, 2 weeks ago
Stéphanie WETTERWALDParticipant8 months, 2 weeks ago
The best option is to use a short email address. It is easier to memorize and avoid spelling mistakes. Try to make your website URL and email address match, it will be easier for your audience. Having an email address matching the domain URL also helps deliverability when you send newsletters.