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About Using Dash ( - ) In Domain Name Or Choosing Other TLD?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wgn_white, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. wgn_white

    wgn_white Regular Member

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    Hello to the old timer.

    I want to ask somethins about choosing the best domain name.

    I've found one keyword which is actively being search since 2004 until present with the rising of 250%.

    So I went to NameCheap and look for the domain name and;

    bestactivekeyword.com

    have been bought by someone else but leaving other tld such as .net, .org, .biz and etc remain available.

    I then search again and;

    best-active-keyword.com

    was available and so was other tld.

    My question, if I was only to choose the best domain name, which one should I choose?

    The other tld of non-dashed or get the .com with the dashes inside the words?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hello, i have 1 site with dash (3 dash) blabla-blabla-blabla-blabla.com

    and my site is #1 on SERP with 40million competition, btw the domain name is my primary keyword. so i suggest you best-active-keword.com

    if best active keyword is your primary keyword. that would be great if you build links!
     
  3. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

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    I Rank @ number 1 for some highly competitive terms with as many as 6 hyphens.

    The only thing you may lose is some type in traffic.

    -aReJay
     
  4. wgn_white

    wgn_white Regular Member

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    So guys...

    Overall, which one is best in becoming money maker?
     
  5. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    guys sorry to interviene, just wanted to know if using bestactivekeyword.eu or any other tld wouldn't be as good as .com?

    if not eu lets say .me or .ck or anything else at all
     
  6. dungxvn

    dungxvn Junior Member

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    If you rely solely on organic traffic, you can go for any domain name. However, if you are building a brand, you shouldn't go for the dash. I guess you are building a micro site so the dash would be nice.
     
  7. AtomBoy

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    I avoid using hyphens if I can. I do use them ONLY as a last resort.
    I try adding tips, review, reviews, blog, etc... to the end first.
     
  8. gahoachma

    gahoachma Junior Member

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    I'd say a "legit" site these days, no hyphens. Not much is left.
     
  9. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Dashes work well - I have several domains with dashes ranking on page #1 of Google for high volume keywords matching the domain name as well as other keywords. Suffixes and prefixes also work well. If you want to go for other TLDs, go only for .net or .org
     
  10. noober

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    According to Matt Cutts speaking at a recent webmaster critique session Google makes no distinction between blahblahblah.com and blah-blah-blah.com "at this time".
     
  11. mobai

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    So I can buy goo-gle.com:p
     
  12. wpbacklinks

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    you can't! its already registered!!
     
  13. chickenLittle

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    lol. mobai is trying to be funny, isnt it. lol..
     
  14. fvcktheworld

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    If you can get a keyword and then put the - reviews or something like that, i have found that to work very well. So the keyword is still together, and then there is a dash after it with another word.