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EMD keyword secret?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by msuper28, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. msuper28

    msuper28 Power Member

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    hey guys I was surfing the net, and many people say about google update of the keyword research and something about EMD keyword secret? Do you know something about this? if you know that "secret" will you rank faster in google?
     
  2. SEO Power

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    No. Where did you get that information from? It's probably from an outdated resource because these days very few people register exact match domains for their websites.

    What is common now is building websites on partial match or branded or brand+keyword domain names and that's the way forward. There is no secret about EMDs.
     
  3. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    Go find yourself a brandable domain instead of an EMD.

    I always pick brandable over EMD because the user comes first, not google.
     
  4. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    The "secret" is that EMDs do not pass any additional value anymore. That's all you need to know about EMDs, go with a brand name.
     
  5. aka sam

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    EMD does work man. Though never go for 3+ words in EMD.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Stop reading outdated information OP, stick to reading BHW
     
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    The EMD bonus was removed a long time ago although I do come across a few in high value sectors.

    They mainly have high quality links though. The real bonus with these kind of domains is being able to link using raw URLS like mysillykeyword.com, it counts as a "branded" link but still contains the keywords - don't let that get your hopes up though as you still have to get better links than your competitors.

    I do miss the days of throwing together an EMD and pointing a couple of links and it would rank.
     
  8. SerpEvil

    SerpEvil Supreme Member

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    when it was emd update got over 15 sites hit that was making lots of money.if i am not wrong it was on 27 sept 2012
     
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    EMD's still work very very well on Bingo/Yahoo, not so much on Google any more though.
     
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    I agree. But sometimes an EMD is a good brandable domain as well.