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Does keyword order matter in a domain name?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Keywestluvr, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Keywestluvr

    Keywestluvr BANNED BANNED

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    I would appreciate your thoughts on keyword order in a domain name and how it might affect ranking in the search engines. I have come across a search term in senuke that is showing Extremely Easy with almost 100K searches per month but with only 300 competition.

    For instance, I am looking at a search term which has a two word person's name (John Wayne) and a domain (blackhatworld) which according to senuke is being separated into (blackhat world). (these are example search terms only)

    So the search term is
    John Wayne blackhat world

    JohnWayneBlackhatworld.com is not available but
    John-Wayne-Blackhat-World.com is available.
    (could any legal issues come up with the person's name and/or the blackhat world domain name being in the new domain name?)

    Would Worldjohnblackhatwayne.com or world-john-blackhat-wayne.com be just as good as the domains with the search term in order?

    I would appreciate your thoughts on this!

    Thanks very mucho!
    :cowboy:

    (I wasn't sure where to post this, mods please move if in wrong place. :)
     
  2. Philgood

    Philgood Power Member

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    i have tested the hell out of this type of optimization and you must keep the keywords in the exact order. Well, you don't have to but you wont rank as easy...
    Philgood
     
  3. MarcW

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    My results where pretty much the same
     
  4. Googler

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    Somewhat it matters mate.
     
  5. macyzbor

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    if you have a domain with the keyword and you get links is gold, John-Wayne-Blackhat-World.com is available I wonder why nobody bought it already
     
  6. 44blackhatters

    44blackhatters Registered Member

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    So, you aren't really changing the order, you are just adding hyphens between the words. It is probably the next best choice since your #1 is taken. Try it out...what's $10 on a domain name?
     
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  7. 44blackhatters

    44blackhatters Registered Member

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    Forgot to add...of course there COULD be legal problems with using someones's name...it's called copyright infringement.
     
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  8. blkhatman

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    It matters very much if you're trying to rank for broad, phrase or exact match.
     
  9. Keywestluvr

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate your advice.

    :cowboy:
     
  10. poisonsembrace

    poisonsembrace Registered Member

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    No point registering something that is different to your keyword.

    I would use .net and .org before using a hyphen in my keyword for a .com Better to have yourkeyword.net than your-keyword.com but overall it's nothing significant unless you consider all things being equal for the two.

    My ranking is

    keyword.com
    keyword.net
    keyword.org
    key-word.com
    keywordsuffix.com
    prefixkeyword.com

    and i would never consider for a moment jumbling up the order my keyword is in just for a .com, stupid and a waste of time.
     
  11. poisonsembrace

    poisonsembrace Registered Member

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    duplicate post please remove
     
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  12. poisonsembrace

    poisonsembrace Registered Member

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    sorry dupe post
     
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