How many hyphens in domain for TOP rankings ?? Can I use 3 with specific keywords ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by carmamir, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. carmamir

    carmamir Junior Member

    May 8, 2011
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    I have big competition so I'd like to buy domain like this

    Is there any difference in terms SEO in compare to keyword1-keyword2 ?? I saw that domains with certain name have much better positions even with hyphens in compare to domain with not related keywords in domain name...

    So can I buy it and count on special favors from Google as domain will have specific keywords for my term in domain name ???
  2. phpbuilt

    phpbuilt Elite Member

    May 16, 2011
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    If you have big competition, forget an EMD.

    An EMD is exact keywords in sequence, no more no less. Go for no dashes com, net or org. If not available, go for com net or org with one dash between each keyword. Anything else you can come up with is not an EMD (adding my in front, or store in back, or double or triple dashes ... do it if you want but it is no longer an EMD).

    But if you have big competition you're better off creating a brand, perhaps including one of your keywords in the brand but make it memorable. Something people will recognize in the serps and remember your quality pages, or something people will directly search for because they know your site is in the results they want.

    A brandable name looks infinitely more credible than and will give you just as much boost for an exact match as the triple dash domain ... which is absolutely none at all.
  3. RealEcon


    May 3, 2010
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    A new domain with the keyword in it is still better than a new domain without the keyword. So for example if your keyword is "pet supplies" it would be better to go for rather than

    I wouldnt use more than 1 or 2 dashes, I have been able to get a domain to rank with 2 dashes before, but it took a lot of work. Just my experience.