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Exact match domain question

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by alezopeda, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. alezopeda

    alezopeda Registered Member

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    are domains with - in between words almost as good as without? example:how-tocure-hemorroids.com howtocurehemorroids.com? thanks!
     
  2. allblueskys

    allblueskys Junior Member

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    They arent as nice to look at but if you do a search usually a few "a-b-c-d-e" are in the top ten.
     
  3. alezopeda

    alezopeda Registered Member

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    so do you think i should give it a go? word im talking about has about 6k exact searches per month and is kind of a buying word as it starts with treatment
     
  4. fnd80

    fnd80 Regular Member

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    they are called "stop words", and have questionable effectiveness

    but good lord, if you are gonna hyphenate between some of the words, you better hyphenate them all, don't put "tocure" (or whatever) without them if you have them between other words.
     
  5. allblueskys

    allblueskys Junior Member

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    It dosnt matter for SEO in my opinion.

    It does matter if you want people to try and find your site again via type in.
     
  6. alezopeda

    alezopeda Registered Member

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    Thats exactly what i wanted to know, if it mattered for seo. If it doesnt im buying it and apparently it doesnt.
     
  7. rabenus

    rabenus Junior Member

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    Rather than having having dashes, I would prefer adding one more word. It would be much better SEO like howtocurehemorrhoidsfast.com if the exact match is not available.
     
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    xinoanet Regular Member

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    I have heard that it is better to just add another small word like what was suggested above, however I had no problems ranking for my hyphenated domains.
     
  9. alezopeda

    alezopeda Registered Member

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    so you did it like dashes in between? Did you find you needed less backlinks since it was exact keyword match?
     
  10. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    Do not try to use more than one dash. Of course you can use 2-3 even 4-5 but less is more and good here.
     
  11. Simas9

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    For what I have learned by reading some of the posts by reputable members about it - two is the max and anything higher than that is a huge spam signal. If the exactmatch.com/.org/.net is not available I always go for a exatmatchguide.com or exatmatchinfo.com (depends on the phrase) and it works fine.
     
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