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Having a keyword heavy domain name or one that is catchy?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by deviatus, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Which choice do you think is usually better?

    For instance, free-teen-videos.com VS. teenworld.com
     
  2. ghands

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    This has worked for me in the past, but you don't want to make the name too long. I don't think -'s matter from an seo perspective, but they do make the domain easier to read, which might help your clicj through rates.

    Looking at your examples though, I prefer teenworld.com. if I were google I would penalize domains with free in the url! lol
     
  3. twinkletoes

    twinkletoes Junior Member

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    There is currently some debate going on with the dashes. Ultimately I think having your keywords in the domain is key.

    teenworld is brandable - so you have to consider, do you want to promote a brand?

    I personally would buy them both, start with the keyword rich site/domain and use it for blogging, and then point that to your branded site. Just one of a million long term scenarios you can consider.