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HELP! .Com Not Available What's my Next Best Option? Add Keyword or Other Extension

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jharr53301, May 3, 2014.

  1. jharr53301

    jharr53301 Regular Member

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    Hey guys please help - I want to build an ecommerce store. My keyword is taken for the .com - but .net is available. And they keyword hyphenated is also available as a .com. Should I get the hyphenated .com keyword, or get the .net or should I add a short keyword to the main keyword like "the" or "store"

    Just an example:

    thedoggybones.com
    doggybonesstore.com
    doggy-bones-store.com
     
  2. DaQuark

    DaQuark Junior Member

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    I would go with the keyword + store/shop domain. The hyphenated-version is fine too but not so many people like it. One thing you want to bear in mind: if you have returning customers hyphenated domain names are harder to remember/type in your address bar.

    As for me: I got a hyphenated domain name in the beginning, just because I wanted to keep the keywords. Now I'm kinda upset about it and wish I had taken the non-hyphenated-name. In the end the domain/keyword is not so much important for Google anymore. Only it is to people! Google focuses more on your content if it's related and original
     
  3. jharr53301

    jharr53301 Regular Member

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    Great. Thank you so much for the insight and the advise. That does make sense. I know I wouldnt remember a hyphenated keyword myself lol. Think I will add store or shop at the end.