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Domain Name Advice

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dotcomdesigns, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    I want to rank for a 3 keyword phrase in the uk which has uk in the phrase. The EMD is only available with hyphens as a .co.uk

    keyword1keyword2uk.co.uk - not available - domain is parked
    keyword1-keyword2-uk.co.uk - available
    keyword1keyword2uk.net - available
    keyword1keyword2uk.org - available
    keyword1keyword2uk.com - not available - position 3 in Google

    Would you go for the hyphen version as it is a .co.uk or take a .net or .org as they are not hyphenated.

    The front page on google has a mix of .co.uk and .com. All the results are uk based companies/individuals.
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'd go with k1k2uk.net or .org.
    Too many hyphens in .co.uk for my liking.
    As long as you have UK in your title and on your page Google should figure it out you're ranking local UK.
    Not really a fan of kw1kw2 in a domain, unless it's not too short.
    I'd rather do something like kwinfo.com or kwsite.co.uk
    EMD doesn't have the juice it once did.
     
  3. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    There is no harm in buying 1st option, hyphen is mere a keyword separator ... Rather, it may become beneficial for your website.
     
  4. Aegy01

    Aegy01 Newbie

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    Did you try putting uk in front of the keywords?
     
  5. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    I went with the hyphendated version, never thought of putting uk in front!