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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by offlinemastermind, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. offlinemastermind

    offlinemastermind Junior Member

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    I was doing some keyword research for a new site I am going to build and monetize using adsense and Clickbank. So far, my last site was a complete disaster and I plan on just starting fresh. I have found a pretty nice keyword; its a famous rapper. Keyword has like 300,000 searches and low competition. I googled the keyword, and most of the sites on the first few pages seem like a joke. I was planning on using the domain keyword + download.com or download+keyword.com. What seems like a better idea, and why?:D
     
  2. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    You sure it's legal to have a famous rapper's name in your Domain URL ? Not if your profiting from it , be careful.
     
  3. HolyWarrior

    HolyWarrior Newbie

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    If you don't want to have your efforts flushed by legal issues, then what you might want to do is get a different domain name, one without the rapper's name in it, but then inside of your domain make a page that has "Download + [Keyword]" as a title, then optimize the page for the keywords involved.

    This way, if anything does happen to your website in a legal manner, then you can at least delete the page, and not have to sacrifice an entire website.
     
  4. Thuwacker

    Thuwacker Registered Member

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    If you're gonna put up a site with a name domain intending to profit from it, I'd advise against it. But I wouldn't do it. Believe me, I was getting sued a while back for the same thing.

    Nothing wrong with putting up a fan site. Just put up a disclaimer.
     
  5. IVIax94

    IVIax94 Newbie

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    I agree with the previous comments, use it as a site title and meta tag the sh*t outta that keyword, but don't put it in your website's link.
     
  6. PseudoVeracity

    PseudoVeracity Newbie

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    It depends who you ask, but most people agree that domain names don't have much impact on search rankings any more. Page title, backlink anchor text, and actual page content are much more useful signals to play around with.

    I'd also agree with the previous comments - whatever you do, don't include a trademarked (or legally defendable) word in your domain name. Call it something like "RapDownloadWorld". It doesn't sound quite as nice, but will save you hassles in the long run. Even if you base the whole site, and every page title, on that rap artist, you've still got the domain name to keep if somebody takes issue with your site.
     
  7. offlinemastermind

    offlinemastermind Junior Member

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    Thank you very much everyone. Seems I am going to avoid legal troubles and go for newhiphop(dot)com or something like that and then just make the page title "Rapper Name" or "Rapper Name Downloads" and fill in the meta tags under the blog entries, etc.
     
  8. GeneralGadget

    GeneralGadget Registered Member

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    Yeah, you definitely don't want any trouble in legal terms anyway.
     
  9. eagleshot

    eagleshot Junior Member

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    Make sure your doing an "exact" search. Not "broad".
     
  10. Leon13

    Leon13 Registered Member

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    which legal term you want to explain.