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Exact match domain, does it matter much?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by forwardedlandlines, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. forwardedlandlines

    forwardedlandlines Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    When you're trying to rank for a keyword, and manage to snatch the exact match domain. You optimize your site for the keyword in all ways, and you apply a solid backlinking plan for some months. Are you almost guaranteed a #1 spot?
     
  2. alexa_s

    alexa_s Regular Member

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    Exact match pretty much guarantees rankings if you know what you are doing. However, it's not because of the exact match, it's because if nobody has taken it already, it means no one is going after the KW.
     
  3. forwardedlandlines

    forwardedlandlines Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    But some authority sites may have articles optimized for that keyphrase.. Or someone who did not want to register a domain for it..
     
  4. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    No it will vary with competition age,page rank,link building profile,autorithy.

    If is pr 4+ you will have problem depending on your link building power and age.

    Pr 3- it is easy with exact match.

    Non exact match domains take more time to rank,but it dosen't mean that it dosent work,the only detail is that the costs are higher.
     
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    It will help you a lot, but it can't make the rest 80% work that is necessary to rank for this keyword such as in-page SEO, links, domain age, etc
     
  6. forwardedlandlines

    forwardedlandlines Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    so myawesomekeywords.com completely optimized for 'my awesome keywords' and past 2 months of dripfeeding, diverse link building gigs
    will have a very hard time beating pr4+ ehow.com/my-awesome-keywords ?
     
  7. Anton91

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    If the competition isn't too bad then an EMD should do wonders.

    I've ranked an EMD at #8 with a KW that is 1500 EXACT searches a month and it has no backlinks and it simply has 5 pages with under 200 words not optimized at all.

    When it gets into the more competitive keywords i think it tends to not matter as much.