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can a domain name be too long?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by JasonG, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. JasonG

    JasonG Regular Member

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    Focusing on niche markets for CPA/adsense...

    is there any harm in a domain name being too long?

    - The big focus is having your keyword as your domain, now, to go a step further, if you can't get your keyword as your domain it is common to use the concept of "yourkeywordREVIEW(dot)com" or some similar suffix...

    My question is if your long tail keyword is quite long already (in my case my "micro-niche keyword" is 4 words long), and the keyword domain is already taken, so I add a one word suffix on the end of it, will your rankings suffer because of an outrageously long domain which my domain will now be a 5 word long dot com?
     
  2. nambooooo

    nambooooo Regular Member

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    I don't think it would make a difference once you already was going to get a 4 words domain, a 5 words domain would make a difference. On the other hand why don't you put some -'s in the name?
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  3. JasonG

    JasonG Regular Member

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    well, correct me if I am wrong, but, don't dashes in the domain name harm your chances at ranking well?
     
  4. johnnyfu829

    johnnyfu829 Newbie

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    If there is no .com domain, why don't you try .net or .org domains?