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Everybody says to stay away from EMD's, but what are the alternatives?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by lionshades, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. lionshades

    lionshades Newbie

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    Title pretty much sums it all up. What domain should I buy for an authority site? Are non or semi-related brandnames is the better option nowadays?
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  2. SmartMan

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    You can still buy an EMD if it's available. Google simply doesn't punish all EMD's but thin sites with EMD ranked higher before and now it's not, that's the difference.
     
  3. Duffers5000

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    I would still always look for an emd if it's available. I don't think emds were penalised as such, more so they lost their advantage. Getting your keyword in your title is still a gold standard in ranking.
     
  4. -Jericho-

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    EMDs weren't penalized. That was just a rumor put out. What they did was go after thin sites that were predominately EMDs. I had several sites that weren't EMDs go down in rankings at the same time while I had some EMDs go up in rankings.
     
  5. jake454

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    What the "EMD penalty" is about, is how everything comes together. Its not just about your domain name, its about if your heading is your KW, your Domain is your KW, your anchor text is your KW and then if its blatantly obvious you get a penalty. You can get an EMD but you really have to diversify and take it easy on the on page SEO. Best bet is to make an authority site and rank multiple keywords.
     
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    Domain name doesn't matter. So, you can still buy the EMD. All you need is quality in the site content.
     
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    My EMDs still kick ass...even with kinda crappy content...
     
  8. Lalalaenhund

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    You probably won't have an EMD available for an authority site anyway, so you should buy a brandable, easy-to-remember domain if you're serious about your "authority site".
     
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    EMDs are still the easiest way to rank if you stick to white hat methods and only use high quality content. The rumors are BS.
     
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    Try build a authority site with a brand name, but.. as a lot of people above says, EMD still works fine. :)
     
  12. futurestunner

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    today i have seen a twist on on of my EMD.

    Stats till 1/11/12
    site: Global search 2000+
    No adsense involded
    No SEO done
    Membership site with daily 150+ signups
    Total page indexed 3000+
    Daily unique visits 1500+
    Randed #1 for its EMD

    Installed Webmaster and its out of 50 now. fuck this webmaster tools.... i was stupid to use Webmaster
     
  13. WeavingThoughts

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    My EMDs with quality content went up too.
     
  14. SmartMan

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    futurestunner, Stay tuned. Your SERP will be bounced back to top shortly. Webmaster tools has nothing to do with PPP(Panda Penguin Penalty). The data you see on GWT are already there in their database, It's just a tool to show you how they see your site.
     
  15. lionshades

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    What about a combination of both? Say I have a travel Blog. Will a semi branded domain be a good idea? Like lazybumtravel dot com.

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    Whose everybody?



    :)
     
  17. educatedfool

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    EMDs are not a curse buddy, they are a boon to IMers, but you have to work on them in the right way. Hard work always pays off, regardless of you have EMD or not. I have EMDs and non EMDs, have gained and lost on both of them.
     
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  18. WeavingThoughts

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    People need to stop spreading rumors about EMDs.
     
  19. ADHD-Dude

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    They are not cursed but the last update, destroyed my EMD's
     
  20. LongJohn

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    The alternative is to use thisisntanemd.com