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emd? pmd? or brandable domain?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by brucewayne90, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. brucewayne90

    brucewayne90 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys. I just read a blog post recently published by Spencer from nichepursuits on how google devalued emd and pmd domains and how they dont matter anymore in terms of ranking and seo. So I was just wondering if using a brandable domain that does not have the targeted keyword will have any impact on the ranking factor when creating a niche site that have 15 - 20 pages only? BBecause I still see some emd and pmds domains niche sites ranking on the top position with few to no backlinks.
     
  2. xenergy81

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    You don't have to believe what others say until you proof it yourself. In my experience, for some low competition niches EMD still works fine these days.
     
  3. SEO LORD

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    If your ranking stay up u dont need to be woory google scare people every other day.
     
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    jaselc Regular Member Premium Member

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    EMD's are still fine as long as you add good content. Google cracked down on EMD's that had little value and poor quality content that ranked purely on the fact that they had the exact match domain. If you are targeting 1 specific keyword then try to get the emd, but what I like to do is get a domain that contains just part of your main keyword and then build a new page for each of your keywords. Your domain.com/your-keyword-1
     
  5. fl1guy2

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    The url is like a business name. If your business is named Dales Auto Body, then you do auto body work. You don't groom dogs! In other words your url should all ways be someway related to the niche!

    I try to use exact match domains unless I'm trying to build an authority branded type of website. Then I'll use something more memorable as the latest updates put more emphasis on your backlinks than they do the content or url...

    Thanks to the big G, domain importance isn't really there anymore. I mean it is but nowhere near several years ago. It's more about the links than any other detail. Just as long as you keep your domain niche related. And when I'm searching most of the websites I visit are more brand oriented domains (short and memorable)

    The new term for these will be called NRD = Niche Related Domains
     
  6. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    If you have an emd or pmd then you need to be careful. With a brand-able domain you can do SEO more vigorously.