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are dashes still in play?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by eeha123, May 9, 2011.

  1. eeha123

    eeha123 Regular Member

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    I am working on a proposal for a contract,
    It s a new industry but all the .net .org .com is gone.
    to be able to rank them by July for their show I thought of getting the exact domain with a dash.com keyword-keyword.net/org

    What do u guys suggest.

    inurl:996 intitle: 1500

    top players 3000+ links
    last 3 on the bottom of the page 200+ links

    Thanks for your advice.
     
  2. Sinatra

    Sinatra Junior Member

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    Yes, dashes have no effect on SEO. The only problem would be type in traffic. Many people forget the dash and go to those other pages, which are probably parked domains anyway.

    Good luck with your project.
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    They are fine... I use them all the time. In fact, I use them for inner pages as well... site .com-Keyword-Keyword-Keyword.

    I don't know what the rest of the world calls it but I call it Domain SEO.
     
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  4. eeha123

    eeha123 Regular Member

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    thanks guys,

    so when the exact domain is not available in .org/net/com the next best thing is a dash right>?
     
  5. Shhhocker

    Shhhocker Junior Member

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    I would assume dashes/extending the keyword phrase with a term like 'info', or 'guide', would be the best route. I use dashes on all of my inner pages, as well.
     
  6. jakekelly

    jakekelly Junior Member

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    I've also heard you can use numbers at the end of your domain too. I haven't tested this, but it seems to be this would work ok.
     
  7. fnd80

    fnd80 Regular Member

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    it depends on the type of site you're building, if you're not worried about typing it in, or people telling it to each other verbally, then dashes are fine.
     
  8. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    agree with bass,
    i kind of think people believe the non dashes are better but i think
    that most of the time people go without dashes first,
    therefore are older than those with.
     
  9. eeha123

    eeha123 Regular Member

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    I am trying to get some EMD exact match domains so i can rank them easily. Thats what I am asking
     
  10. navone

    navone Registered Member

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    I have a number of sites on first page, using hyphenated domains. Don't worry, they still work.