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Help choosing a domain name

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lablinks, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    I have 2 two word keywords, first word is the same for both

    word1 word2 - primary keyword
    word1 word3 - secondary keyword

    word1 - 3 character
    word2, word3 - 5 character each

    option 1:
    word1word2word1word3.com

    option 2:
    word1word2word3.com

    which one to choose & why?
     
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    lablinks Senior Member

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    My primary concern here is if having word1 twice is an advantage for ranking for "word1 word2" keyword or disadvantage.
     
  3. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    I have to say that none of those option is good.

    Having keyword in domain name is good for search engine rankings, but if you sacrifice professional sounding name, then you may lose visitors.

    Are you looking for sales/conversions of some sort? Or just lots of random visitors?
     
  4. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    Lots of visitors. Not really a sales website, I may throw some adsense there.
     
  5. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    I would say choose option 1:word1word2word1word3.com then for lots of visitors. I think it would be more memorable for repeat visitors and it shouldn't have any negative impact on SEO to repeat one of the words.
     
  6. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    What I want to understand is how would an SE treat the word1word2word1word3.com domain when searched for "word1 word2".
    Would the the domain name be 50% relevant or about 70% relevant, since the word1 repeats.
     
  7. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    I tried to do a test of word1word2word1word3 combos and I cant really see google ranking any domains highly, but I also can't see any word1word2word3 domains ranking highly.

    Are the words commonly searched together? Did you try the google keyword tool to see how many local/global searches the term gets?
     
  8. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    60K exact local each.

    0 for both terms together
     
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  9. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    If there is 0 searches for the terms together, then I dont understand what you are trying to rank for. It isn't going to get lots of visitors to your website, even if you rank #1 for your domain name, because nobody searches for it. You are basically trying to rank #1 for BOTH keywords seperately, but using only 1 domain name.

    It would be the same the having domains like "thebestkeyword1.com" and "thebestkeyword2.com". You are better to get 2 domain names, each with the keyword in it, and use another word before or after your keyword phrase.
     
  10. controls

    controls Newbie

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    You should check out this thread this may help you a lot
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/domain-names-parking/581160-ultimate-guide-choosing-finding-great-domain-name.html