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Domain with an extra letter

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Chihawk, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Chihawk

    Chihawk Newbie

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    I want to hear from the experts here.

    I want to know what are the advantages/disadvantages of getting a domain that only has an extra letter from a High traffic local domain.

    I apologized about the lack of better explanation. can't find right now the exact word.

    lets say there is a domain high high traffic called miamipestcontrol.com and I find available ready to register a similar domain miamipestcontrols.com

    Does it have any advantage? Would I be able to rank higher than the competition? or is not worth it since we will be sharing the traffic?
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    EMD (exact match domains) are far less valuable than they once were. Partial match domains even less so. So my thoughts are that unless its a domain name that SOUNDS good, and is very close to a big money keyword you're probably better off getting a domain that has better metrics and a better backlink profile. All that said if you simply "like" it then you can always give it a roll of the dice.

    -ThopHayt
     
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    ZBf5vQTGshZ5ZeKUspAO Newbie

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    I have no advice regarding SEO on similar domains, howeveryou run a very real risk of losing the domain.
    I've lost many domains by registering a similar domain name as a competitor.

    Just browse some of the decisions on http://www.udrpsearch.com/search and you'll see how common it is for domains to get transferred over the exact thing you're planning on doing.
     
  4. Diskretni

    Diskretni Junior Member

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    I've lost tcouple of domains too but that is just not fair,I mean,they are similar,not the same.
     
  5. elitebill

    elitebill Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not worth it. You cant build a brand around a similar domainand expect to stand out, and if you ever do you already have competition from the other domain owner. For you to rank i think you cant do it soley based on a similar domain, you need better content, quality backlings more engagement. Which wont be worth it if anyway. Just get a new unique domain
     
  6. Dev!Licious

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    Got to agree with ThopHayt. EMDs are long dead and the ones with an extra letter even more so. Probably best to move on to something more brandable and develop a quality site around it.