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Are exact match domains even useful in 2016?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by klacid, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. klacid

    klacid Newbie

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    Okay, so I managed to get my hands on an okay keyword and I have a .org exact match domain... But I'm seriously considering to just not use it at all.

    When I check long tail keywords on Google, exact match domains are almost never in the results... And from my personal experience whenever I see a howtoloseweightfastreviews.com domain I immediately lose interest and skip it. Basically, I'm having a hard time finding any websites with EMD on the top in any niche, but instead I land on lots of big, authority websites with lots of related niches.

    Are EMDs of any use nowadays at all?
     
  2. blackiesap

    blackiesap Power Member

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    I have few EMDs ranking good.
     
  3. charliebrooker

    charliebrooker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well I don't think it can hurt and it might have some minor effect, but consider real people. Will they visit a site that feels professional or branded or will they click on thebestbluewidgetsintheworld.net instead?
     
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  4. PTBAP

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    I have a EMD XXXXXXXXXXXXforsale . com that i launched yesterday which has 2400 searches per month. Without doing a thing it appeared on the 3rd page of google.
     
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    if you use an EMD > do not use the main kw on the anchors , use lsi kws instead or long tails

    if you are using a PMD > keep using the main kw as an anchor at the minimal
     
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    blackbeans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you are going to turn them into authority sites, you should be fine.

    BUT... if you expect a nice SEO boost just because you use an EMD, those days are way over
     
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  7. TyphoonAgency

    TyphoonAgency Regular Member

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    You will not see a quick boost with exact match domains like back in the good old days. If the domain is new and you place many links to it then expect a longer time to rank an EMD. Let them age and treat the seo process carefully. In the long run it will not harm your efforts to build an authority website.
     
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  8. daanval1

    daanval1 Newbie

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    In my point of view exact match domains are even useful in 2016, as they are the shortcuts for ranking.