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can i still rank a 4 hyphenated domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by donone123, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. donone123

    donone123 Regular Member

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    I heard that a domain with 4 hyphens in like mine cant rank cos its seems spammy.

    It has keywords in. Any thoughts?
     
  2. WritersBlok

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    It can definitely rank, you just don't see it too often because yes, it does look spammy.

    Most people who would try to rank a site like that would opt for a less hyphenated domain to increase their CTR, not necessarily because it is harder to rank.
     
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  3. dennis727

    dennis727 Power Member

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    Sure, you could.

    But think about how people are these days. Will they click on a one-worded domain or a domain with hyphens as long as a train?

    It's not 2006 anymore.
     
  4. artificialtraffic

    artificialtraffic Registered Member

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    I believe Google with recongize 4 hyphens, 4 keyword domain as "keyword spam".

    But if you get HQ backlinks, not all of sudden but with somewhat natural gain, you can rank well.


    But I wouldn't recommend such domain
    1. What sells is "credibility". 4 hyphens domain looks fishy to many visitors.
    2. all traffic driven to it is lost, nobody will remember correctly 4 hyphens domain and you will lose all returning traffic.
     
  5. 7th Sense

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    No worries mate. There is no problem for having 4 hyphens if your website has good backlinks and also good and unique content
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    Your domain name is not the problem, the problem relies greatly on your On and Off Page SEO.
     
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    vikiendu Regular Member

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    It's ugly. Rarely see a hyphenated domain that ranks on page 1.

    It's now 2015. Go with PMD or Brandname.

    EMD is outmoded.
     
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    sunny_clicks Regular Member

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    The name of the domain does not matter in any way at all. You can rank it.
    If you need professional help with SEO please fel free to PM me and we can discuss more.

    Regards
     
  9. mzyplix

    mzyplix Newbie

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    If your site dont look like scam its not scam! :)
    Just look if you really need that hyphens..
     
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    I dont se the problem with 4 hyphenated domains
    i say go for it
     
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    Theoretical conversation:
    Dick:Hey John, I heard you just started a website.
    John: Yes, as a matter of fact I did!
    Dick: what's the name of it?
    John: Its called The dash best dash place dash to dash buy dash office dash supplies dash online dot info
    Dick: What? It's officesuppliesonline-info.com?
    John: No, no, no.. Its called the dash best dash...
    Dick: What, do you mean like the apostrophe best apostrophe..
    John: No, Do you have a pen?
    Dick: Yes, I have a pen here you go.
    John: Good, let me write it down for you.. The-best-place-to-buy-office-.. Oh shit, the pen ran out of ink. Do you have another pen?
    Dick: No, that's the only pen I have. Don't you have it written on a business card?
    John: NO, unfortunately it won't fit on a standard business card, I have some 8.5 x 11 cards in my office. Maybe I can send you one in the mail? Oh, I have an idea, maybe I'll text it to you.
    In dick's text message box five minutes later: http://the-best-place-to-buy-office-supplies-online.info
    Dick say's outloud: WTF kind of shitty ass domain name is that, looks like spam, last time I clicked a link like that I got a trojan. I think I'll pass..