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Aged Domain + Keyword In Your Url = Case Study

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by simplybebop, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

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    I read alot on here about getting up in the serps or getting the #1 keyword in the big G , yahoo, or msn.


    I created a website on a whim about a year ago I think it was. I am still hosting it and literally havent logged into the back end for 11 months.

    At the time I had this idea for starting a bunch of automotive classifieds websites. So I chose a common muscle car,the chevrolet camaro.

    I bought CamaroClassifieds.net and uploaded a really shitty script and just let it run.


    With barely any content, and no marketing, article writing, directory submitting.......anything. I got page 1 for my term after about 5 months.

    Search Results For Camaro Classifieds:

    MSN Result: #3 out of 958,000 results
    Google Result: #4 out of 276,000 results
    Yahoo Result: #1 out of 8,830,000 results


    So what I am saying is, having your keyword in your domain is priceless as far as seo is concerned.

    Also having a aged domain, and not giving up a few months in helps aswell.

    Now if I wanted to market this site, I could pull some nice money from it.



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  2. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    Very cool, I pressed the Thanks button. What's your main keyword for this site? Is it "Camaro Classified" or just "Camaro"? :) Reason for asking: Camaro has millions of results, Camaro Classified has 200K results -- very different leagues to play in...
     
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    simplybebop Regular Member

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    Its "Camaro Classifieds" and its not really keyword dense. Goes a long way to prove that choosing the right domain name can go a long way.
     
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    Yeah, I listed the results in my findings. I have no idea why yahoo and msn have so many more results than google. Either way , first page in yahoo with over 8,000,000 results, with only 5 ads on it and no marketing is very good.




    I havent checked the backlinks, but I may do that in a minute to see. I doubt I have over 100 if any at all.
     
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    Age definitely helps, i done quite a few experiments before one i posted about. I had a 10yo .com with no backlinks, and not indexed then bought the .net so it was 1 day old. Threw the same pages on both, gave both the same PR5 backlink and the old domain has always ranked higher.
     
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    I heard that Google is purging their results quantities. I can't testify to this 100% but I did hear many gurus talking about it about over 1/2 year ago and I have seen the number of results for my core keywords consistently fall lately.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that info. I had a client with a brand new website buy a .com of just his keyword with dashes in it and within 3 months went to #1 in both yahoo and msn. Wasn't that competitive of a keyword and there was almost no text on the page but the dashes work also. The site was at a higher rank then the site without the dashes.
     
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    Good to know james,

    I am buying some domains this week and was wondering about the dashes issue.
     
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    i know for a fact yahoo loves domains with keywords in it - i have done about 4 campaigns recently using around 100 domains (.coms, .nets, .infos) for various projects and have gotten great results in yahoo.... for google it helps too but is less significant its more important as far as i am concerned to have a good optimized site and content too when it comes to google...

    HTH
     
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    I would have to agree...

    Other than the website I used in my case study has no content on it whatsoever
     
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    aged domains + ads,cpa,product + 1way backlinks = money
     
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    thank gosh someones doing some case studies :D i knew the keyword in the url was important, didnt know it was this important tho! i look forward to updates.
     
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    thats the way to do it. all my sites with the main keywords in th URL do 10 times better and rank higher than the ones that don't. it's automatic SEO
     
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    right now i have a lot of projects that i have used different methods to optimize mainly white hat/grey hat... i choose to do case studies on each project to figure out which type of promotion is the best to use for the job at hand... im very much into stats and figures you have to be in this game!

    im getting ready to share this info soon so look out for more posts from yours truly! :)
     
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    I got a site that uses a dash in the domain name and its been doing very well on google for its niche. no signs of sandboxing and I have been somewhere in the first 3 pages of search results for a variety of keyword phrases.

    the only problem I see with a "dash" domain name is word of mouth advertising.

    ex.

    A: yeah go to something-nothing.com

    B: *goes home and types somethingdashnothing into the url* :confused:
     
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    Domain keywords use to be really important for seo years ago, and then it seemed to loose relevancy. Within the last yr and half i have started to see this hold weight again.

    One thing i do when i am targeting a niche is to use exact phrase .org matches (because there is a good chance they are available and its a quality extension). For example, i looked to see what were some really popular searches in Houston, and "houston shopping" was up there. I looked and houstonshopping.org was available. If done right, this domain and site could easily rank better for "houston shopping" than a more popular site by the name of shoppingguidehouston.com

    Exact phrase domains are where its at, without hyphens. And STAY AWAY from .info i dont care what anyone says :rolleyes:
     
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