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Domain name and hyphen advice?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DemolitionX, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. DemolitionX

    DemolitionX Registered Member

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    I know it is very important to have the domain name url include your keywords. I recently found out that you could include a "-" in the url, which makes me feel like i wasted my money on the domain i already bought

    For the sake of preserving my niche, I will give a hypothetical example. Which of these domains would be a the best choice?:

    xbox1giveaway.net

    OR

    xbox-onegiveaway.com

    OR

    freeexboxone.com (note the extra e in free)

    I know .coms are the best, but does the "-" hurt in the long run or no? And does the extra e affect SERP etc?

    Thanks in advance!​


     
  2. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    xbox1giveaway.net
    xbox-onegiveaway.com

    although i prefer the .com (always) sometimes you just to put up with a suitable alternative.

    Don't torture yourself (over think) over the domain name, after all,
    it is what you do after purchase to develop the site that will earn you $
     
  3. loudINMedia

    loudINMedia Junior Member

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    Prefer the hypen based domain which is more clear to the readers & visitors of your site & gives more clear picture of what it is
     
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    GoGetRanked Power Member Premium Member

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    What perfect timing for the post ..thank you op ..
    I have the exact conundrum right now .. i have a 2 word domain avail , .com with 5000+ searches, $2 CPC , but the NAMEIDEA.com is not available and name-idea.com is
    building a customer mns site and hes adamant he wants that .. been looking for senior seo advice if it would be a good idea ?

    regards
    ToG
     
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  5. flowerz

    flowerz Newbie

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    go with the hyphen. seems more legit than the 1111 versions, its not like the domain name makes miracles seo wise.
     
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  6. Pvlman

    Pvlman Regular Member

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    Just remember that Google gives some minus points for domain agnostic features such as hyphens, numbers or too long name..

    .. or at least MOZ says this
     
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  7. morgan456

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    Well including (-) is not a problem....! Concentrate on bulding your webssite to get high reputation.... Good luck dude..!
     
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    .com always and avoid numbers in domains unless they are relevant (looks suspicious, not sure how G feels about this).

    I would go with using hyphens, unless sites are promoted offline or via audio (radio ad etc), because people forget and just type it without the "-".