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EMD noob question

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by LukesDad, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. LukesDad

    LukesDad Junior Member

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    All this abbreviations freak me out!
    I think I figured out, that EMD is an Exact Match Domain.
    If I'm right, at least the thread's title fits my question :D

    Is an dash separated domain name an EMD or the one without dashes?
     
  2. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    The answer is without the dashes like
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    keyword :[COLOR="PaleGreen"]Weight loss tips[/COLOR] and the domain [COLOR="PaleGreen"]http://weightlosstips.com[/COLOR]
     
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    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    what he ^ said - avoid dashes :)
     
  4. LukesDad

    LukesDad Junior Member

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    If the dash-less name is taken on country TLD, what would be better, a name with dashes but the right country TLD (I'm from germany, so .de) or a dash-less name with .biz/.info/... ?
     
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  5. Biggles

    Biggles Registered Member

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    Go with dashes and a good suffix such as .com, .de, .net before going without dashes on a bad suffix such as .info or .biz.

    It's not impossible to rank a .info, but it definitely seems to be harder.
     
  6. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    If .de is taken then see if the .com / .net / .org is available.
     
  7. ronin1975br

    ronin1975br Junior Member

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    Yes, first try .org and .net.

    This is not ideal but you could add or switch a letter.
    Code:
    [COLOR=PaleGreen]http://weightlosstipz.com
    [/COLOR][COLOR=PaleGreen]http://weightlosstipsz.com[/COLOR]
    
     
  8. sip

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    its also worth looking at available variations including my or the at the start

    and exact match plus a couple of letters
     
  9. Maja92

    Maja92 Regular Member

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    Stop misinforming people if you don't know the facts.

    OP: Do the exact opposite of what this guy says. ALL domain extensions are equal in the eyes of the search engines.

    thisdomain.info is better than this-domain.net. Always go for the EMD regardless of the extension.
     
  10. DamnTees

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    There is an argument that dashes are viewed by google as spaces but I honestly prefer the no dash exact match domain name
     
  11. big_steve_mac

    big_steve_mac Registered Member

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    Do you have any evidence of this? although I am no expert, I am pretty sure the tld does make a difference.

     
  12. lovedream4u

    lovedream4u Junior Member

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    ppl dont like to type dashes too..