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Does adding "Official" to your domain name make you rank easier?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by purush24, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. purush24

    purush24 Newbie

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    There is a website that has links from only 10 websites, on their inner pages (as seen in Majestic SEO). It ranks #1 for "green coffee extract" a keyword searched 22,000 times on Google! It doesn't have keyword in the Title attribute as well. The only thing that stands out to me is that its domain starts with "Official". If its allowed, I will share the domain name.

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    just adding official to the domain doesn't help to outrank other website.

    It's not that simple. The website might be really an official website of the product or niche or he might have a strong backlink profile.
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    And please do NOT share the site here.
     
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  4. purush24

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    He is not an official site for the product, nor the links are any strong. Its DA is 14. The sites below him are all authority sites. Its a competitive/profitable niche.
     
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    Sometimes Xcellent onpage seo is enough to rank.
     
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    The green coffee niche is WAY oversaturated anyway. Ruined I would say, by way too much cheap competition and churn/burn. No better than the other diet pill niches, you'll find little rhyme or reason to who ranks and it isn't the word official.
     
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    The only reason he might be ranking higher than the domain should, would be because when people think about anything to do with health, the "official" body would feel safer to a potential buyer than some random affiliate site, so he might be getting better click through rates because of it which can positively effect SERP position.
     
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    He shared the kw and rank so its like clues to what site it is bro.
     
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    Yup, not too difficult to figure out.

    And OP, it's not like there are "officialpornhub"s around. So, nope.
     
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    That kind of messes up my new BST which was going to be selling only domains with the word "Official" in the title. I was going to move the word from the front to the back and sometimes even have it in there twice, all to keep from leaving a footprint.

    Oh well, onto something else.
     
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    Might still sell fine as a WSO though BassTracker...
     
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    I am getting different results to you OP, the only Domain I could find with Official is ranking on page 2 for that KW(with quotes) and page 3(without)

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    Clear your cache, restart your browser and do the search again.
     
  14. purush24

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    I could understand it if there were too many churn/burn sites ranked for Green Coffee keywords, but none except the site I referred to. The sort of sites that rank are the usual suspects for the health niche such as WebMD and Dr. Oz types. I reckon Penguin 2.1 was hard on this niche.
    By far the closest explanation I have seen yet. But then for people to click first and in such number that Google credits the site with higher rank, the site has to begin by ranking moderately well. If the site was buried among ranks, it wouldn't even make a start.
    Nope, it ranks #1. To negate the chances of any cache issue, I suggest look up the domain on SEMRush and it gives a rundown of keywords it ranks for.
     
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    No, it doesn't work
     
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    It seems It doesnt rank no.1 anymore after posting this here.smh
     
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    If you want to rank No1 then add No1 to your website. It worked wonders on my products and services site. Check out No1productsandservices. !
     
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  18. purush24

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    Funny if its so. I still see it ranked on HMA just to make sure my Google personalization doesn't affect the ranks. SEMRush agrees.
     
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    LoL! I will apply for No2productsandservices domain :)