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Can a domain name be too long?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tony20, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. tony20

    tony20 Power Member

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    Hey guys

    Just what the title says really.

    If the keyword phrase i am after is taken, can i then add a word before or after it or will this make the url too long for effective seo??

    many thanks
    tony
     
  2. iliketurtles

    iliketurtles Regular Member

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    You can add "now" or something short like that after your phrase. I believe it doesnt matter one bit.
     
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    he's not suggesting that he's trying to outsmart a search engine.

    OP, to answer your question. you CAN buy a domain with a small word before or after teh keyword phrase and it will still work for SEO. it will not work AS well as just the keyword phrase itself.

    sometimes people put these words at the end of a domain:
    now
    review
    reviews
    scam
    blog
    site
    x

    the important thing is that when you build your site on this type of domain that you still make sure that you title the website/blog with the main keyword itself, and have all of your on page SEO, backend SEO, and backlinks use the keyword you're trying to rank for.

    you know that this works because when you search for a phrase. google or whatever search engine will BOLD the keyword phrase in the URL if it's there. so even if the URL is not just the keyword phrase, they will still recognize the existence of the phrase within a larger URL.
     
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  4. tony20

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    thanks for the replys guys :) i didn't think it would matter that much but just wanted to double check :)

    cheers
    tony