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Fedup with unavailable TLDs. Does the "x" at the end work?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cutemohamed, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. cutemohamed

    cutemohamed Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I wanted to make a new site and tried all sorts of TLDs to have EMDs.

    Even a KW with only 880 exact local has all TLDs and EMDs with dashes taken.

    like: hope-you-have-fun-all.net or something. that sort of domain is take.

    I looked it up after adding an "x" and found it. so I just want to know if someone has tried it before and it didnt affect him SEO wise.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    You can add a letter or a word like blog/site/review/guide at the end and should be fine seo wise. If a letter then try adding the same last letter twice. eg, themicro.com becomes themicroo.com
     
  3. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    No problem with that. Just go for it.
     
  4. dowser

    dowser Power Member

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    Unfortunately EMD are loosing their value quite a bit with the recent updates (I say unfortunately as I own a lot of EMD domains / websites :(
    so it's becoming less important now.
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    Yes it does.
     
  6. GlobalP

    GlobalP Regular Member

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    I find that throwing a word or something is better.

    Ones I have luck with:

    BestDomain
    FirstDomain
    OnlyDomain
    SweetDomain
    DomainInc
    DomainHere
    DomainNow
    DomainGuide
    DomainStreet


    Also, have you thought about checking the closeouts at GoDaddy
     
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  7. sprice

    sprice Regular Member

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    Yes throwing an "x" or any other letter on the end should be just fine for SEO. This seems to be the best option other than an EMD which isn't available anyway.
     
  8. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    I thought it was the other way around. All my emd sites have moved up since Panda. I notice inner pages ranking less...
     
  9. SEOWhizz

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    If the EMD is taken, you have a few choices:
    1. Use another keyword variation.
    2. Add another letter/word to the end (or start) as in post #2; although you will lose most of the benefit of an EMD.
    3. Forget EMD's and create a brand type name.

    It's also true that having an EMD is only one of many SEO factors for ranking, and G's algo is always changing, so relying on it is not a good long term strategy.
     
  10. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    Add an s, or prefix i, or tips and that should be good.

    emd's are nice for seo, However for long term and brand value, emds wont be worth much once google starts discounting them:)
     
  11. keeponrocking

    keeponrocking Regular Member

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    I remember one guy in some e-book mentioned that adding "2k" (e.g. mydomain2k.com) in the end of a domain works great for SEO.
     
  12. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    ^Thats why i dont read all those crappy eBooks LOL!
     
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    seoguru13 Senior Member

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    You just need to search better bro.. Maybe a tool like traffic travis might help for that. I found niches with 6000+ exact searches with .COM/NET domains. Takes some extra work though :)
     
  14. scb335

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    I always try to look a few steps ahead with this, like, what will give me some memorability factor with visitors AND what will I do with the domain/site when I no longer need or want to keep running it in 6 months, or next year or whenever.

    For that reason, I try to add a short word that makes sense after my keyword, words like blog, page(s), site, and etc., so instead of EMD.com I'll go with EMDblog.com or EMDpages.com (great for micro niche sites) or EMDsite.com

    This way, the domain doesn't seem spammy at all (like it's just something a marketer bought for the keyword value), it's easy for visitors to share or mention to friends and remember, and won't count against me in negotiations if I decide to sell the domain/site at some point in the future.

    Owning quite a few EMD's as well as EMD's with short words added to them like I've described above, I haven't seen any difference at all in either method with regards to ranking value, so long as the keyword comes first in the domain, it seems just as easy to rank EMDsite.com as it is to rank EMD.com from my experience.
     
  15. LakeForest

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    FedUp is what happens when FedEx and UPS merge. Don't exactly recommend this, but it worked for a friend once, to register a site with the last letter misspelled to a letter close to it on the keyboard. Type a url fast a few times and see what is the letter you mess up most frequently on.
     
  16. Ralkoehan

    Ralkoehan Newbie

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    No problem for SEO, but yes for branding and people remembering the url. So, it depends on the kind of site you wanna build...