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Domain has (-) is it bad?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dark Knight, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey,
    I was wondering if domain contain to this(-) symbol but exact keywords.
    Is this good or bad ? kind of noob question I never bought a domain with any symbol but now this days it is impossible to find any good domain without (-) :tumblewee
    Thanks
     
  2. ultim8

    ultim8 Registered Member

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    No problem if you have a hyphen in the domain.
     
  3. pk_69

    pk_69 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i read somewhere that ^^ domain name considered spammy by G. I have no proof, but there are definitely lot less hyphenated domain names on the first pages as used to couple of years ago.

    pk
     
  4. bluecrab

    bluecrab Junior Member

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    i have domains with hyphens nothing wrong with it unless its a spammy domain with a hyphen.
     
  5. bizroot

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    hyphen doesn't affect in Google ranking... Google will consider you spammy only when you starting doing so or domain got some past history of it...
     
  6. bizroot

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    hyphen doesn't affect in Google ranking... Google will consider you spammy only when you starting doing so or domain got some past history of it...

    I have seen domains with hyphens in their name ranking in first page... Usually who ever is serious and planning to make for long time wants to build it like brand name that's why they don't want to use hyphens in their domain name..

    It's more like personal choice...
     
  7. funnyday

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    maybe not affect,but i have never seen a domain with hyphens in #1 of SERP.
     
  8. DAMINK

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    Not true at all funnyday. I could give you examples but there private domains of mine.
    Hyphens are not a problem at all these days.
     
  9. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    if you have 4 or 5 -,then its not so good.but if its just one,its all right.
     
  10. medo00

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    I found keyword with very low competition and few million of searches a month,the keyword is sience related,I say low competition because all the sites that are ranking in google for that keyword did nothing to SEO it,and all domain names that I try are taken,net. com. biz. etc. with (-) and without it.Does google consider domain spammy if I choose http://www.keywordkeyword.com or would it be better to go with http://www.keywordkeyword#2.com?
     
  11. ultim8

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    I've ranked several keyword domains #1 that had a hyphen with only a handful of pr2 - pr3 links
     
  12. BiggDipper

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    Hyphen is okay don't worry about it. G uses over two hundred different factors to weigh your web sites relevance the domain is important but as long as you have the keyword in the domain you are good to go.
     
  13. bmac

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    I have a lot of sites with hypehns in them and many with three or four hypehns that rank 1st in the serps.