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Having a dash in Domain vs SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by renta, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. renta

    renta Junior Member

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    My first observation about go*ogle seo rank is 99% of the time its a .com or .org. I have rarely seen .net or any other url format.

    Secondly I have seen mostly domains without a - (dash) for example:
    comfortableshoes.com not comfortable-shoes.com

    My question is, If I have a domain with a - (dash) and with amazing keywords, can I get it to the top of Googles SEO ranks?

    Any suggestions would be helpful. This is the basic stuff that no one ever talks about...
     
  2. mtetrans1

    mtetrans1 Newbie

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    Just how does this thing work
     
  3. linkking9

    linkking9 Newbie

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    You can but you will rank more easily and quicker not having dashes in the main url.
     
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    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i have site with 3 (three) dash and it rank #1 on serps (50million competition page). but yes, a domain without dash is better. but you still also rank with dash domain.
     
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    .net ranks just as easily as .com and .org. I have multiples of all three.

    Personally I will not buy a domain with dashes, but that's just me.
     
  6. Mr Allante

    Mr Allante Registered Member

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    .com and .net sites both rank well for me domains without dashes have ranked better YMMV
     
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    stoned raider Registered Member

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    i ranked .eu and even .info TLDs for my clients and my projects without any significant problems. it's all about how much work you put into it.
     
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    royalmice BANNED BANNED

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    This has been discussed in length before in this forum, try searching you might find it
     
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    On google webmaster help Matt told that dash have no any negative factor so dash or no dash doesn't make any difference.
     
  10. renta

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    I read in go*gle webmaster tools that a dash (-) is easier for spyders to crawl, understand, and categorize your domains.
     
  11. liquidx

    liquidx Power Member

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    yes siiirrr I've ranked number one before with a dash in the domain. Only problem is sometimes people forget the dash but other than for SEO its great.
     
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