Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Apr 25, 2014.
does having 2 hyphens in your domain scream "spammer"?
anyone here successfully rank such domains?
Don't do it. It looks unprofessional and way too shady for anyone to take the website seriously, although rankings-wise it shouldn't be a problem.
Two of them does not concern me with ranking as much as it looks very dodgy when
showcasing the website to others. I would say forget about it.
That doesn't look good at all, I wouldn't do it.
Doesn't impact SEO but it's a horrible customer experience in terms of branding.
Of course 2 hyphens will look spammy to anyone at first glance. Avoid it.
having one hyphen in domain name is okay but two looks weird and it doesn't sounds good to tell your domain name to anyone. It won't work well when it comes to ranking too.
It works very well though it would look spammy, so CTR ll be less.
depends on niche, for web designing hosting etc no, but if its for cpa landing page, then yeh fine, i see today the mobile phone unlocking niche they all have 2-3 hyphens yet they are ranked page 1 so i dont think it hurts rankings just dont look to pretty.
It depends IMHO, you could do some unusual branding with the right name.
For example: f-ck-r.com
But generally, if you go for exact match it will look spammy indeed.
I personally wouldn't do it. There is some elementary proof that more than one hyphen does rank lower. It's pretty much old school techniques surrounding EMD's and they don't really work like they used to.
I have a 3 character domain name that is about 14 years old. One of the characters is a hyphen. For example a-b.com, how hard do you guys think this will be to rank? I know that is a pretty general question but I'm trying to figure out if this is even worth my time.
It would definitely kill consumer confidence.
Two things here; will it affect ranking, and will it communicate a message to users.
No, it won't affect rankings.
Yes, it will communicate a messages to users - HOWEVER, that message will be tempered by what the website actually looks like. That said, if it's a niche that requires massive consumer confidence, a multi-hyphen domain may do more damage than good, eg, breast-implants-london.
i would not recommend using two hyphen in the domain name. It would look shady to your customer. More over, it wont help you much in getting ranking.
I wouldn't be to worried at all, but I wouldn't be investing too much effort in growing a business on there either. With a 3 character domain I'd be sticking a for sale sign on it and waiting for the right buyer.
True. In my niche I really need something aged and this is the best I have. I'm tired of idiots sinking my sites with neg SEO.
Even one hyphen looks spammy to me, I would recommend avoiding that at all costs.
Although it may still be rankable, hyphens are always best to avoid.
Separate names with a comma.