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DomainName.com vs Domain-Name.com

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ubeyou, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. ubeyou

    ubeyou Registered Member

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    Hi guy,

    I got a question. I knew a lot DomainName.com were taken, but not domain-name.com.

    if I can get highly searched domain by adding a dash into the domain, will it improve my SEO?
     
  2. IamBlackhatter

    IamBlackhatter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My first preference would be domain.com if it's not available then preferably hyphen works i have seen a lot ranking high in searches
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Some folks frown upon the - in between keywords. Others use it anyway.
     
  4. edgematch

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    I have many many of them. they do not work well like domainwithoutdashes.com
     
  5. BusinessMagnet

    BusinessMagnet Power Member

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    I would always prefer to buy Domain.com. It's damn easy to rank them.
     
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    There are a ton of threads on this topic so you get additional opinions there as well! In terms of ranking makes no difference but for branding no hyphen is better.
     
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    If you can't find a .com .net's seem to rank just as good. .Org's too. I think you should try to find the domian.com domain.net or domain.org for a good website and if you have to and can find nothing else .info.

    Best of luck I wouldn't recommend dashes but Matt Cutts says that the keyword-domain.com can rank for word 1 the first word word 2 the second word and the phrase altogether. So that is what is said about that. Good luck again!
     
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    cyberpowerpc Registered Member

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    The first would be better, the second only as a backup in case the first is take. Won't hurt you too bad.
     
  9. SEOHULK

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    One of my main sites has a dash (-) in the middle.
    If I'd do it all over again, I'd buy the domain without it.
    Don't know what I was thinking :\
     
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    always go for DomainName.com if that's available, if not then Domain-Name.com or alternatives like DomainName.net/DomainNet.org
    But first choice should be DomainName.com always.
     
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    Would not go w/ the dash. Too much work. People don't think of using it.
     
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    [h=2][FONT=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]Domain-Name.com is good choice if DomainName.com has taken... EMD works so hyphens don't matters... [/FONT][/h]