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adding an arbitrary letter to end of domain

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by emerica1184, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. emerica1184

    emerica1184 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Do sites that can' get emd, but add some arbitrary letter still get the emd boost?

    example: google "tinnitus miracle". number 1 spot is tinnitusmircalev.com. I've read before that google won't look at that last letter because it doesn't make sense. is there any truth to this?
     
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    Unless it helps create a new word, that actually exists.
     
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    phpbuilt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've read tons of different opinions (lots of people will say different stuff).

    My opinion and the way I do it, if I can get an exact match (without dashes) .com, .net or .org, I'll do it for the SEO boost you get for having exact match.

    If I can't get an exact match ... then I believe there isn't an SEO boost. So then I pick a name which is more like a branding type name, unique ... might have a partial keyword in it, but the goal is to make the domain memorable for return visitors and a .com, an example would be like goodbyetinnitus.com or nomoretinnitus.com.
     
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    emerica1184 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    anyone else?
     
  5. lazyfrog

    lazyfrog Junior Member

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    exact match is best. Period
    KW+word is better in my opinion than KW+letter
    Reason- Google is changing algorithm almost every month these days.
    But arbitrary letter seems bogus and KW oriented and made for KW site. But that particular example of tinnitusmiraclev.com was shown as an example by its author to sell his IM product, so might be true. Anyways it is very cheap to buy one domain and test.

    Most importantly do something, be it perfect or OK.
    It is always better to do something rather than just analysing and doing nothing.
     
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    nam6641 Supreme Member

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    I've done well by putting an "e" in front of the keyword and ranking well for the domain.

    So if Lawyer.com is taken I would try to get eLawyer.com (which obviously would also be taken but I'm just saying to demonstrate the point)...
     
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    i don't think it does, or else we'd be seeing a lot more of them ranking.
     
  8. SuperLinks

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    Actually I've seen a bunch rank for less competitive, niche related products or services.

    I think it helps partially since the keyword is in the domain and people may not "notice" the difference of an added letter at the end of the EMD. So they may actually click on it thinking that its the EMD, which in turn could help SERP rankings.

    If there's really no other domains, and the EMD is taken, I'd say go for it and try adding an arbitrary letter.