Exact match domain taken. Hyphened .com or ...

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  1. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    Would you take a hyphened .com domain or an exact match .info?
     
  2. xxxaff

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    depends on what traffic are you planning to bring...
     
  3. PinkyX

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    I want to depend only on SEO. The term has got 90 000 exact searches a month
     
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    I would take both :)
     
  5. PinkyX

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    And then do what? :D
     
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    Then I would work on Hyphened .com if it's not so long as for example how-to-make-me-happy.com, if it's long, then I would work on .info :)
     
  7. PinkyX

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    Well my keyphrase contains of 3 words, for example counter-strike-mods
     
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    I wouldn't go for a .info
    I'd prefer a .net or .org without hyphen (if available) or the hyphenated .com

    I had to take an hyphenated .com domain for a 3 words keyphrase, and it eventually ranked almost as easily as my other sites without hyphen. So there's no huge difference.

    But still, .info sucks :)
     
  9. fonoi

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    So what would you do if only the .net or .org for the hypenated was available? Grab that or find another keyword?
     
  10. mj10pop

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    ok i have little experience on the domain side

    .com in a exact match will rank top 3 position in no time just a simple one page site on that particular keyword will do the job and little seo

    .net depends but take a little time to rank on top

    .org same condition as .net

    .info totally sucks

    hyphen or no hyphen
    i will go for no hyphen just add a little words in front or back but like hot, new, review ..... these kinds of words
     
  11. alpwks

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    I've been able to rank .orgs and .nets pretty easily. I've never had success with .infos or hyphens.
     
  12. alpwks

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    I agree with the idea of adding a word to the end or beginning of the domain. Thats worked for me.
     
  13. fonoi

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    Thanks for the advice, I have decided to take action and purchased a domain name using the great advice I got here.
     
  14. Jabong82

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    Am I the only person that has had good experiences with adding the keyword as a page on the domain?

    For example, if your keyword was "Good Dog Food", I would have a site that is like

    www.dogsite.com/good-dog-food

    In essence, the url is still optimized for the keyword? Or do you guys think that the Exact Match Domain is far more powerful?

    I dunno for me its just harder and harder to find EMDs these days.
     
  15. allblueskys

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    I feel like ever time I come acros an EMD its a premium one for sale for $XXXX
     
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    What do you guys feel about domains like getrichquick-now.com get rich quick being the key word.
     
  17. PinkyX

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    Have u atleast tried to rank a hyphened domain?
    Because what I can see here is that everyone is telling me different things :)

    edit:
    In technical language a hyphen equals to space, so google should read sample-keyword.com as sample keyword
     
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