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emd taken ? second best option ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Tishoy, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Tishoy

    Tishoy Regular Member

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    hello,
    so the emd for a keyword that i picked is taken and i am wondering what's the second best option for buying a domain name related to the keyword.. dashes between keyword, adding numbers and combining it with second keyword ?
     
  2. hatelovemisery

    hatelovemisery Junior Member

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    MONEYSITE.COM

    ALTERNATIVE:

    moneysiteguide.com
    aboutmoneysite.com
    moneysiteS.com
    money-site.com
     
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  3. anishrip23

    anishrip23 Regular Member

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    In my opinion dont put dashes and use suffix prefix like hq, the, my.

    Hope it helped.
     
  4. seanlopez

    seanlopez Junior Member

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    Go with this order

    moneysiteguide.com
    money-site.com
    aboutmoneysite.com
    moneysiteS.com
     
  5. ansh_webbing

    ansh_webbing Newbie

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    i always go with dashes... and it works for me all the time..
     
  6. Lazlo1967

    Lazlo1967 Junior Member

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    Dashes are fine. Try to get the keyword toward the front of the domain.
     
  7. MatthewWoodward

    MatthewWoodward Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Is the EMD gone for every extension? There is no difference between ranking a .com or a .me (unless geographically related)

    Personally I have stepped away from EMD's and started to use phrase match domains instead that sound more brandable. I wouldn't be surprised to see penguin 2.0 target EMD's, Matt Cutts promised something big - that would certainly be big! Also think it is easy to tell the difference between an emd term for a general query over a branded term for a company name which also uses emd's.

    I have noticed phrase match domains are a bit harder to rank and take a bit more elbow grease, but I build my sites for the future not what works right now.
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Tishoy,

    You can use EMD's with dashes or something synonymous. If you don't use the EMD I wouldn't worry about it too much as there is evidence that EMD's are in decline after recent updates. They remain a potent tactic for increasing ranking and traffic however not as much as they used to.

    Check out this post from SEOMoz on some data they gathered about EMD's,

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/are-exact-match-domains-in-decline

    Good luck with your site,

    Shawn
     
  10. dmdelectronics

    dmdelectronics Registered Member

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    It depends on it's purpose. If you're going to market it strictly online, then use example-keyword.com
    If you want people to type it in manually, you need to use examplekeywordhq.com or examplekeywordonline.com