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Complicated Domain Choices - Whats Best?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MisterTwister, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    I am looking to buy a domin in a high competition niche so most of the TLDs are gone.

    I would like to sell the product in the UK but the product name is french. There are no EM TLD available for the product name.

    I can't give away my niche but the product name goes something like this '***** de *****' the de meaning 'of'.

    Here is the question - All TLDs are available without the de and searches for the product without the de do not change the results in google - so it appears google is ignoring the de when someone makes a search. Does this mean I have the same chance ranking the site with a TLD ommiting the de as having the full product name?

    An example of this in english might be 'queen of scots' so would queenscots.com have the same chance of ranking as queenofscots.com for the search term 'queen of scots'?

    I hope this makes sense.
     
  2. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    EMD is just one of the factors used by Google to determine a site's rankings. In my opinion I think you're spending too much time overanalyzing on choosing a domain. de, is similar to 'the' and you could ignore it and go ahead with a domain that is closest. Just make sure that when you optimize your site, it has the complete phrase that you are targeting for and also internal linking as well. This should be enough + regular seo tactics will make it fine.
     
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  3. LinkContractor

    LinkContractor Registered Member

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    Basically, what seoguy81 said.

    I recommend getting something brandable, under 10 letters, easy to memorize (ex: go4queens.com ^^). If you slap enough links with the keyword phrase in anchor text to your branded URL, you'll eventually rank. Add some flawless onpage SEO and there you have it.
     
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  4. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    Probably over thinking it!

    Purchased the .com brand name ommiting the de

    Thanks guys.