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does having a number in domain name make you look second rated?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hello

    so I am trying to get an emd and .com .net .org are all taken. The phrase I am trying to rank for has 2 words in it and it's very competitive.
    if I put the number 365 after my EMD, making it emd365.com, does that look lame? would people think this company is run by a retard, or that it's second rated?
    what do you suggest? I need something short to add to the EMD.
     
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    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    2co is the only one so far that I can think of off the top of my head that doesn't make me immediately go elsewhere.

    If you want to try to build an EMD or a brand with a number, go ahead and try it out.
     
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    if you try and make it look like a brand you will look good in the people's eyes.. don't just put a random number, but something that could look like a brand
     
  5. SEOWhat

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    if those numbers match with the name pretty good it wont look lame at all.

    By my opinion it would be better to go with number 360 instead of 365 because it reminds people about 360 degree or full service.
     
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    it might make them just turn 360 degrees and walk away.

    I've seen 360, 365, and 2 in domains, and I think they're acceptable. A 1 in a domain would seem like trying to ride the coattail of the EMD.
     
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    Orbit143 Senior Member

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    I have seen numers like 365 or 24 in travel or accommodation sites, that makes some sense, but otherwise I wouldn't use numbers.
     
  8. twitter.followers

    twitter.followers Elite Member

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    It actually depends on what type of promotion you are looking to do for the website.
    If you are selling a service and expect direct traffic from people by making them remember some random number in your domain name, I wouldn't really prefer it.

    Rather, go for something else which is easy to remember and try to avoid the numbers if possible.
     
  9. shoutout

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    I would also use a number if the number does make sense like if you say Bhw4Seo.com is better than BhwForSeo.com the number 4 can be used as a word "For"

    Good luck
    Leo
     
  10. quickpick

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    I think it really depends on what your trying to brand. Do you think hi5 was a cheesy name?

    I'm not sure numbered domains have a negative influence from a CTR standpoint. Read the domain out loud, does it roll off the tongue easily? Is there a correlation with the number? is there a double meaning? I think if you give those attributes some weight and take them into consideration you shouldn't have a problem.

    Joey
     
  11. rodowdy09

    rodowdy09 Regular Member

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    Turning 360 degree would be going in the same direction lol ... Sorry had to say something, I laugh when I hear people say something like "I have changed, I have done a complete 360" .. Um so you are back where you started. Just messing with you...

    To the OP, I agree with what everyone else is saying. If the number is relative to the site then it is cool, and may even be memorable. If it is just a random number like, play723.com, it seems cheesy; and if it were me searching I would skip to next site.
     
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    Check bet365.com - largest online bookmaker. The name looks less lucrative than google or yahoo, but that doesnt stop them from earning billions yearly.

    Anyway, even without branding (like in bet365 case), its better to have a short domain name with numbers, than long domain name without. I, for one, will never visit website that looks like that:

    hereyouwillfindrichesmyfriend.com

    even if its ranking at the first place for EMS (exact match search)
     
  13. catardat

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    I had emd911.com and how2emd.com and they didn't look unprofessional at all. But of course it depends on what the keywords are all about.