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A question about domain names (.info/.org, using extra letters, using hyphens)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mutatedllama, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    Hi, SEO newbie here! I've done a lot of reading on this site recently and have finally decided to take action and create a site. I have done keyword research and I believe that with some good SEO I will be able to get some good results.

    My first question is, which domain name should I choose? I am going to make my page uk based, however, all the .co.uk domains for my keyword are taken. There are a few decent domains available: (for example's sake, let my keyword be "apple pie uk")

    applespieuk * info
    applespieuk * org
    apple-pie-uk * info
    apple-pie-uk * org
    apple-pie * org * uk

    EDIT: a couple more that I didn't realise were available before:

    apple-pie-uk * net
    apple-pie-uk * org * uk

    Notice the "s" after apples in the first two. Which one of these would be best? Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    Go with apple-pie * org * uk because is from uk. Stay away from .info they are harder to rank even Google says that all domains are equal
     
  3. julsaki

    julsaki Newbie

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    aggree, org is better than info
     
  4. Ravasz

    Ravasz Registered Member

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    apple-pie * org * uk looks the best to me as well.
     
  5. Mr Allante

    Mr Allante Registered Member

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    or add a letter or word like this and get the .co.uk

    apple-pies *co*uk or apple-pieonline *co*uk

    don't get .info hard to rank :)
     
  6. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    I've actually just found another possibility for a domain name; I don't know how I missed it before. The new one is

    apple-pie-uk * net

    Would that one be better than

    apple-pie * org * uk
    or
    apple-pie-uk * org * uk? (I didn't include this first of all because it looks a bit spammy to me, but it could be worth it I guess)

    Sorry about this and thanks to those who have already replied.
     
  7. talwin

    talwin Registered Member

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    Dot Info's are not harder to rank. Where are you people getting your facts from? If it's from your own experience, please learn a bit more about SEO before spouting nonsense. I speak from the experience of someone who has a lot of .infos, .coms, .nets and .orgs. Numerous tests have been conducted and the .infos are just as easy to rank as the rest of them.
     
  8. frenchboy

    frenchboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Since the exact match is taken with all of them I would just go with one that has a - or something like applepieukblog.com or whatever.
     
  9. ehooo

    ehooo Newbie

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    I agree with Talwin - it doesn't matter the domain name. what matters is the content!