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.com EMD with hyphens or .info/.biz EMD without hyphens?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SilverKnight, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    Which one is better for SEO?

    Exact-Match-Domain.com
    ExactMatchDomain.info
    ExactMatchDomain.biz

    Exact local searches: 1600
    Traffic Travis KW difficulty: Relatively Easy

    I want to rank the site.

    Which one should I go for?
     
  2. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    I've ranked a semi-competitive niche site with hyphens and .com. You should have no problem with it.
     
  3. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    I say
    PrefixExactMatchDomain.com
    or
    ExactMatchDomainsuffix.com
     
  4. Aty

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    anishrip23 Regular Member

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    Get E-M-D.COM or use any prefix or suffix its always better then .info and .biz.
    In my case I use prefix or suffix.
     
  6. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    I prefer EMD+word.com/net/org

    It technically is no longer an EMD, but your keyword being in the domain still gives some extra juice from my experiences
     
  7. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    Just my experience with maybe more than 10-20 .biz domains. They are all shit regarding hyphened .coms. So go for .coms even if they have hyphens.
     
  8. IamBlackhatter

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    .com's with hyphs or .com's with prefix or suffix IMO...
     
  9. WSOTesters

    WSOTesters Junior Member

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    I second this. This is what i've been doing and it's been working pretty well.
     
  10. worldelite

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    From my experince this choice is the most preferable (was ranking several semi-competetive sites with one method, kws are in the same niche)
     
  11. matthew1994

    matthew1994 Newbie

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    Never ever get a hyphen in the domain even if it's 'emd' (dog-training.c0m. I read on SEOMOZ that it is worse than .biz and .info.
     
  12. captchadreams

    captchadreams Power Member

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    link?
     
  13. perfect10

    perfect10 Regular Member

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    I second this.. .info are no more easy to rank .. so go for .com only.
     
  14. dejanlesi

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    Hyphens or not, the .com version is the best. Both for branding and also because it is an EMD. .com's are usually more trusted then anything else..
     
  15. captchadreams

    captchadreams Power Member

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    someone please answer me this.. even though these threads keep appearing and i keep reading them.. i've still never completely got the big picture.

    just let me know if what i'm saying is the general consesus if someone doesn't care that's more reputable then a newbie status. not that newbies don't know what they're talking about.. but i have no idea if they do for sure.

    so anyway... it's impossible to really know for sure about SEO algorithms.. just through testing.. so with EMDs.. and JUST the link juice factor for SEO.. don't care about branding or them typing it in their browser.

    obviously.. kw1kw2.com is the best.. then on from there.

    then kw1kw2.net/.org

    however.. let's say those 3 don't even exist.. because we all know those are the best.. and that's not really the question.. if all of those 3 doesn't exist.. then what?

    do you go for the prefixkw1kw2.com first.. then .net/.org OR kw1kw2suffix.com then .net/.org

    OR

    is the dashes ok? kw1-kw2.com .. then .net/.org

    should .net/.org not even be considered if you're past the original kw1kw2 without suffix/prefix/dash.. so you only go after .com then?

    when does the dashes get to be too much for EMD juice? is 2 too much? kw1-kw2-kw3.com

    if anyone could answer this.. as per some experience trying them out.. it would be appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012
  16. williamk

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    I fully agree with balsagoth. It works better most of the times in my opinion. I am also using this for some time now.