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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Hannibal Lecter, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter Junior Member

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    Hello,
    I have a question :
    let's say I found a niche called "niche" with x monthly research ( According to google keyword planner), and I ffound the domain name "niche".com unavailable.
    There is only "niches".com available, but "niches" has half of the monthly reasearch.

    i want to tagret the keyword "niche", can the domain name "niches.com" target the same keyword ?
    I mean, can I rank with "niches.com" for the keyword "niche"?
    In other words, and as john1444 said, can I have a domain name "abc.com" and rank for "123"?

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    optimize for the plural, it gives you both.
     
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  3. dipy15

    dipy15 Regular Member

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    I would recommend to focus on plural "niches.com"
     
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  4. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter Junior Member

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    And what about if I add "-" between the terms? or add "the"?
     
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    BacklinksAce Registered Member

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    You can also try "niche"online, online"niche", i"niche" etc
     
  6. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Niche-s?

    No.

    niche roundup
    niche depot
    planet niche
    nicheusa

    maybe
     
  7. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter Junior Member

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    I meant that the niche has 2 terms, what about i add a "-" like : wieght-loss ? and what about "theniche".com ?
     
  8. ephman

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    adding a hyphen makes it worse from user's perspective.
    If its only for IM hyphen may or may not be that much of a distraction. But in the long run, you'd still be irritated with that hyphen some day.

    I would suggest onlineniches or bigniches
    try to put closest adjective related to your niche and mash it with your 'niches' - you have a domain name then :)
     
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  9. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter Junior Member

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    It's a whitehat niche, and I think I'll add the-nicheterm1-nicheterm2.com.
    would it get the results of nicheterm1-nicheterm2.com ?
     
  10. K.H.R

    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yes you can. It will give you both. niche & niches traffic if you can optimize properly.
     
  11. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter Junior Member

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    and what if I go with "the-nicheterm1-nicheterm2.com"?
     
  12. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Go for names that include "niche" but not necessairily EMD, you avoid getting too much attention and IMO it's better for SEO.
     
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  13. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    Boy, where did you pop out from?

    You can have a domain name "abc.com" and rank for "123".

    What matters is your On Page SEO.
     
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  14. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter Junior Member

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    That's what I want to here.
     
  15. K.H.R

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    You can do it. But its not looks good. Im also not sure how it will work. Better is niches.com. Go with it.
     
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  16. ephman

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    if niches.com is available, you should go with it. Avoid hyphens.
    I would prefer a short adjective instead of a hyphen.
     
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    Domain has no relevance to ranking. The only time a domain matters is when the competition is low
     
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  18. fren99

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    Search "car" and you see cars.com is #1, now you know the answer?
     
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  19. Hannibal Lecter

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    Thank you guys.
    What if I wanted to create a french website, should I host it in a french host to have better results ?
     
  20. Disloyal

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    I personally don't think that matters at all. In my point of view, as long as you do your SEO right, you will rank. No matter where your hosted or what is the name of your site.