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Couple of Noob questions ..

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Ninja250, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Ninja250

    Ninja250 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I have been marketing for a while, using several blackhat techniques, but now im going back to college, im thinking of jumping on the whitehat bandwagon to earn some passive income!

    I have done some keyword research and i have a couple of good keywords with 1800 searches monthly, low competition and a sugg.bid of $3.09 (whatever that means)

    Im building micro niche sites, and providing unique content!

    My questions are:

    1. No .com domains are available .. will .net rank well IF the .com of the same domain is just parked and doing nothing? .. Whats your thoughts on .netc?

    2. do - in the domains make it less likely to succeed? .. eg, xxx-xxxx-xxx.com

    thanks a lot for your help!
     
  2. xiphre

    xiphre Regular Member

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    1. yes will rank well, and better than the parked .com

    2. no

    :)

    Btw - make sure there actually are advertisers for your keywords before you get started.
     
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  3. dirtylittle

    dirtylittle Registered Member

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    I agree with the above. You can get anything to rank as good, in my opinion, as long as it has better onsite seo and backlinks. If it is a better site, it will do better.

    I would leave the - out. I would stick with throwing an extra keyword in there or something.
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    1 - gor for the .net
    2 - go for the exact keyword domain .net .com or .org and forget "-"
    3 - It´ll be a matter of proper seo and marketing to get there. By marketing I mean a decent backlinking campaign.
     
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  5. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    I am not so sure about question 1 but I can answer question 2 for you. The - is not a negative in the URL. I have read a lot of posts here that says - is considered spam by Google but I have seen url's with many -'s in them ranking well for very competitive keywords.
     
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  6. AutoBlogger

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    1. Any kind of TLDs are good to go.
    2. Always go for domain name without "-"
    3. If there is no exact TLD is available consider that keyword as difficult one to rank.
     
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  7. T0mas

    T0mas Newbie

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    1. .net is good also
    2. no "-" in domain name

    Good luck!
     
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  8. Ninja250

    Ninja250 Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot for the help guys, i appreciate it :)
     
  9. Miguel7

    Miguel7 Newbie

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    YOur Question was Pretty Much Answered but I Just wanted to Add.
    If a Keyword you Want & Like is Taken eg. I want Pilates.com
    It's taken so I'd just be "Creative" Add something/anything after the keyword.

    Pilatesnow.com
    pilates11.com
    pilatesmastery.com

    I Just think of & go with whatever sounds good.
     
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  10. lildre320

    lildre320 Registered Member

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    do the - really negatively effect the ranking?