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EMD+ word better than EMD.net or EMD.org?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trizzypballr, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    I am still fairly new to Micro Niching, I have only about 10 sites currently. In the past I was under the influence that you wanted EMD.com, EMD.net, or EMD.org and if you cant get them, then you should just rule out that keyword and move on. Recently Ive been told that EMD+word is just as powerful as just EMD. I am getting ready to start another site and EMD.com is taken, only EMD.org is available. I cannot decide if I should go EMD+store.com or if I should go EMD.org. Hopefully someone has insite on this matter and can point me in the right direction!
     
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    Go with the .org ... .com/net/org are treated pretty much equally.
     
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    get the .org
     
  4. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    Is there a reason why you guys feel that way, is there reason to believe the EMD is better than EMD+word? Or does it just happen to be your preference?
     
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    I'd also say go for .net/.org. I've been able to rank them far easier than EMD+word
     
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  6. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    Thank you for the supporting info to why you felt that way :) I just wanted to make sure there was actual reasoning behind peoples thoughts, while I respect everyones opinions, cold hard facts are always nice! Btw I love your journey thread. Havent read any new posts from it in the last week or 2, but read every post of it besides that. Guess Ill go catch up on it now! :)
     
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    Dear OP, I did a little research about EMD's, and actually everything which is not EMD + .com/.org/.net wouldn't fit as EMD. So EMD+word + .com/.org/.net is not EMD, it just contains keyword in it. So it would be harder to rank that domain name
     
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  8. HarrisonHill

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    OP didn't said EMD+word is EMD.


    OP I would get org if it's available. com is best, org follows the com and then comes the net. But as others already said they are pretty much equal
     
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    Depends on the niche, sometimes a .net is better than a .org for CTR.
     
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    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    Thank you imperial, this was also what I was curious of, if the EMD+ word had the same "magic" that an EMD does, this is great to know!
     
  11. phpbuilt

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    Whoever told you that EMD + word is as powerful as EMD is wrong, end of story. If its not EMD .com, .net or .org, no dashes, no suffixes, no prefixes ... its not an EMD and there is zero EMD boost.

    Its not about preference, its about the ease of a domain ranking higher in Google SERPs.
     
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  12. SuperNoobInc

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    so even 'dash' wont count as EMD? :(
    I just registed a website with dash in between 2-words keyword
     
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    If you don't have a major TLD (com/net/org) EMD, your SEO strategy must be much more intense, and your competition among well SEOed sites must be very low in order to get to page one of the search engines (and stay there). EMD greases the skids (especially for a microniche) for success in being ranked 1-3 on page 1.
     
  14. SuperNoobInc

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    While I agree that EMD does give you a fair advantage over non-EMD.
    I personally dont think its that much of a 'major boost'. I still believe content+high PR backlinks are key to ranking high.

    I have seen alot of #1 - #3 sites without EMD.
     
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    As everyone else has said.. Go with the .org

    I created a MNS last week with a EMD.org. Threw up 1 article and only thing I have done was threw 25 bookmarks at it (to help get it indexed)

    went from being no where, to page 2 already.

    Now its a low competitive niche with about 900 exact searches a month, but I can't complain! Wait till I actually start to SEO it - should be #1 in a couple weeks.

    The power of a EMD is still great.
     
  16. phpbuilt

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    When you're trying to rank MNS, you have to stick to a budget. When you're starting up 10, 20, 50, 100 micro niches at a time ... if you need to spend $50 on outsourcing ... multiplied over all your domains that begins to add up quickly.

    That EMD bonus you get lowers the difficulty to rank high on a budget. Without it, instead of spending $50 per site for outsourcing, you may be spending $100 or $150 ... that's 3 times the cost.

    You can't sink your life and your entire wallet into a few EMDs, bulk is where its at if you expect to make more than pocket change. If you're serious about doing EMDs, you'll stick to .com, .net or .org, no dashes and no prefix/suffix.
     
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  17. SuperNoobInc

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    Thanks for the explanation, phpbuilt!

    I see that EMD is taking most of the time, and if thats the case, would you prefer 'dash' or "prefix/suffix"?

    Also, suppose i live in Germany, would you recommend using .de over .com/.net/.org? Sticking to local etc.?

    Please advise. Thanks again
     
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    If EMD is not available, I'll either skip the keyword, or if it is in a niche that I'm already creating websites for ... I'll make a post on a related niche trying to rank for that term ... just a post, not buying a new domain for it.
     
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    You are speaking strictly of only .com .net or .org right. You wouldnt waste time on a .info or anything else right?
     
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    I completely agree with this. Seriously, if you can't get an EMD for your keyword, move on. There's so many low competition keywords with EMDs available that are incredibly easy to rank for. The little boost you get makes all the difference.

    Also, I own 85 micro niche sites and haven't seen much of a difference between .com/.org/.net. Just pick one of those three.
     
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