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EMD Question

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by SexChips, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. SexChips

    SexChips Junior Member

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    Okay, so let's say I want an EMD, but .com, .org, and .net are taken.
    For best results, should I go for adding a letter or word at the beginning/end, OR would it be best to use a hyphen, so I can keep the "exact" match principle?
     
  2. flx89

    flx89 Senior Member

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    use a hyphen because google don't look at them. I'm getting good results with them
     
  3. mikemeth

    mikemeth Power Member

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    I would go for adding a word in the end
     
  4. SexChips

    SexChips Junior Member

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    Thanks, but now I'm back where I began x.x
     
  5. SmileAtmyWins

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    TLD's are preferred however, if your onsite SEO & you're backlinks are top quality. It really doesnt matter.
     
  6. KraftyKyle

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    Either one. Doesn't really matter. If you're good at SEO you'll be able to rank no matter what the domain is named.
     
  7. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Either can rank but if you are branding using a letter might make it easier for customers to remember the URL.
     
  8. ranktrackerpro

    ranktrackerpro Newbie

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    The EMD factor is overrated and by itself won't get you much.

    Therefore it really doesn't matter. I tested this recently and came up to the same conclusion several times.

    You may get a better click through rate once you're on the first page.

    Think how often you click on .info or *-*-* type of a domain.

    Just pick a good domain name and build from there. You're gonna wanna rank more than one keyword anyway.
     
  9. cornkernel

    cornkernel Regular Member

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    well i don't know if it's bad or not, but i'm starting a few directories where all the .com's were taken. so i added a word on the end. for example, just say my keyword is "new york hotels", i added online on the end and got newyorkhotelsonline.com.

    that isn't my domain, but just giving an example.
     
  10. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

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    I would also prefer the "add one word" thing because hyphens are too bad for type-in traffic.
     
  11. B.O.S.S

    B.O.S.S Power Member

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    Best to use - between words.