If this is the wrong spot for this question I'm sure the moderator will put it where it goes.
For those of you who have websites and are actually hoping for them to be found , what are your opinions re domain names?
I am revamping my website (not yet live) and trying to decide which of three domain names to use. Choices are:
mikesebastianphoto.com: currently the one I use
mikesebphoto.com: less typing, easier to spell, no full name in domain name
michaelsebastian.com: my whole, "proper" name, more typing, harder to spell (for some!)
The plan is to choose one and then point the other two towards the primary choice. I'm wondering if the -photo suffix is redundant; however, my full name is a lot to type.
Currently, googling variations of my name turns me up pretty decently near the top of the page; the "mike sebastian" variant seems to do the best--it's been in the longest use. Using either first-name variant + last name + "louisville" or "photographer" finds me high on the page.
What do you all think? Does it really matter? Am I obsessing overmuch about this? (probably).
And in case anyone is wondering...easily 90+% of the work on the site is film-based.