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Keyword stuffing in URL for local SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ngeee, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. ngeee

    ngeee Newbie

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    I´m about to launch a new website, with an exact domain like keywordcity.ccTLD

    I´ve seen that some other websites in my niche use URLs like :
    HTML:
    domain.TLD/city
    domain.TLD/keyword-city
    keywordvariation1.TLD/keyword_city
    keywordvariation2.TLD/city-keyword
    you know what I mean...
    Since I have an excellent domain name (let´s hope!), is there any SEO advantage in having this kind of keywords stuffed in the URL? I think that the repetition of keywords will just make for unfriendly URLs.

    HTML:
    keywordcity.ccTLD <-- Main content here
    vs
    HTML:
    keywordcity.ccTLD<-- entry page
    keywordcity.ccTLD/keywordvariation <-- main content here
     
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  2. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Junior Member

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    I've been doing the same thing. The benefits to your keyword being first is seeing the words in bold in organic results. This will increase your CTR, obviously. This only matters, of course, if you're in the top 5 (or so) results. As far as ranking goes, I'm hesitant to even postulate, given how G loves to change the playing field. Based on my experience of having one local site which is not an EMD and several that are, I'd say KeywordLocation is best. But don't take my word for it!
     
  3. freakads

    freakads Regular Member

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    Stuffing keyword in url increase CTR rate. Atleast for me
     
  4. tiagorossi

    tiagorossi Junior Member

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    one time a domain of mine (businessnamepizzacity.TLD) got deindexed just after the site got live.
    in the other hand i've registered some businesscitystate.TLD and it got well...
     
  5. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    Doing that would increase your CTR rate. However, Google may not like it since it's a bit manipulative.
     
  6. ngeee

    ngeee Newbie

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    Tank you all for your answers! Will stick to the more friendlt URLs, I guess.