Does it matter what domain it is

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by danizdeman, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. danizdeman

    danizdeman Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    NJ/NY
    For example, if it was company-a.com, or company-a.info
    would it matter in terms of SEO in google and such,
    and the quality of the domain name?
    thanks.
     
  2. hardcore1

    hardcore1 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    30
    Occupation:
    Ranking on Google
    Location:
    UK
    The extension won't make a difference to your search engine ranking, .coms are better for type in traffic and people might find it easier to remember than .info - but there is no benefit to com over info in terms of SEO.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. danizdeman

    danizdeman Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    NJ/NY
    Also would it be better if it was:
    company-plumbing.com
    or
    companyplumbing.com
     
  4. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,834
    Likes Received:
    1,028
    Occupation:
    I'm known to locate certain things from time to ti
    Location:
    Moose Factory, ON
    The one without the hyphen is better. Not a lotta difference, but less hyphens and digits are better from my experience.

    Used to be a school of thought that hypens made names more parse-friendly to the search engines, but I think that's way old school. Pronounceable == better.

    peace,
    gregs.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. hardcore1

    hardcore1 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    30
    Occupation:
    Ranking on Google
    Location:
    UK
    I think that a domain without a hyphen is easier to remember and type, but if you would rather have the name hyphenated, then buy both and use 301 redirects on the non hyphenated domain.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1