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Advice on my new venture - Choosing domain name

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seoguy81, Aug 11, 2011.

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  1. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    Hi Guys,

    So I have some spare money for this month (and given that ipage offer is still on, i'm keen to get started) and decided to invest in a new website. I'm targeting Australia and would like to know your thoughts on the following.

    Keyword: word1 word2

    Global Searches: 673,000 (broad) | 90,500 (exact)
    Local searches: 33,100 (broad) | 4,400 (exact)
    Competition: 51,900,000
    inurl/intitle: 4,050,000

    The domain that is available is word1word2word3.com.au

    Keyword: word1 word2 word3
    Global Searches: 5400 (broad) | 390 (exact)
    Local Searches: 260 (broad) | 16 (exact)
    Competition: 12,000,000
    inurl/intitle: 21,000

    Keyword: word2 word3
    Global Searches: 49,500 (broad) | None (exact)
    Local Searches: 6600 (broad) | 170 (exact)
    Competition: 249,000,000
    inurl/intitle: 17,100

    Reasons for choosing this:

    Availability of the domain name
    Allows me to further sub target the micro niches (In other words, the domain name is fairly broad although within the niche)

    Any suggestions/additions to the above would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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    Looks too competitive to me for far too little traffic.

    Targeting a keyword just because the domain name is available isn't the best of ideas. Better research the market (keyword, niche) and THEN look for a domain name. You can rank well even without an EMD, niche and keyword research are much more important.
     
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    Yep that thought was lurking in my mind. You kind of validated it.