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Domain name - order matter?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by OddBall, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. OddBall

    OddBall Newbie

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    Was just wondering how much the order of a domain name matters.

    Example say you were making a guide about cooking, obviously the domain:
    cookingguide*c*m would already be taken, but what if guidecooking*c*m wasn't.

    If people googled "Cooking Guide" would your domain have any advantage over a site that was called ABCCooking*c*m.

    Obviously you'll still need to SEO a bit I guess, but Google likes keyword domains, so what if you have the keywords just in a funny order?

    I hope that makes sense :)
     
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    IMO it doesn't matter. Their will be a lot of people that will say that it does.

    I have taken sites and gotten them ranked without issues with the domain having noting to do with the term.

    The domain name is a small part of the whole seo gig you dont have to have all the parts to make it work.
     
  3. OddBall

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    Thanks for your response but it wasn't really what I was asking. There is no doubt that exact keyword match domain names are given an advantage (yes non EKMDN's can rank higher if SEO'd well and has good content, but an exact match does have an advantage)
    What I'm asking is if you rearrange the order of the domain name, so it still has the exact keywords and is technically an exact keyword match domain, will it be given any advantage by Google if people are still using the keywords but in the normal order.

    EXAMPLE:
    People are searching "art lessons", now artlessons*c*m is going to have an advantage because it's an exact match to the search.
    Would lessonsart*c*m have an advantage, because the keywords are in there but the order is different? Or would the BIG G just ignore it because of the funny order?


    YES I KNOW, you can beat these domains with good content and SEO but that's not what i'm asking :)

    -Odd

    EDIT: In case anyone was wondering the same thing as me, I've been told by a pretty experienced person that order does matter, and having the keywords backwards will be of next to no advantage, and while Google will notice it, the effect will be very little that it makes no difference really
     
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