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Exact Match Domains Translating to Foreign Searches?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MatthewGraham, Jan 23, 2017.

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  1. MatthewGraham

    MatthewGraham Regular Member

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    Consider the domain name: buy-zapatos.com. Zapatos is Spanish for shoes. Would this domain help rank for the term "buy shoes"? Or will "zapatos" help inform English search engines of what the page is related to at all?

    Has anyone experimented with this?
     
  2. Nargil

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    No need to experiment, because times of EMDs are long gone and they don't bring any benefit to SEO anymore. Just trouble. So nope, don't bother really.
     
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    "buy zapatos" won't help you rank for "buy shoes", at all. And as said above, I too would avoid EMDs and rather go with a brandable name.
     
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    Even EMD time was passed, I can still see a lot of EMD ranked on BING or even Google, so it is good to use I think, just need to be cautious with it! I think EMD still got power but easy to get be penalized, double sword edge.