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How to keyword optimize your domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by platinvm, May 12, 2009.

  1. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    Domain name keyword optimizing: It?s a pretty simple concept, you find a good keyword and you buy the domain for it. Then you start to promote your site with that keyword and almost naturally you well rank for that keyword. But a lot of people stop there, which ruins a lot of opportunities.


    So here I well give a step by step guide on how this works, Ill try to make it as detail as possible. This is going to be REALLY noob friendly, as noob friendly as I can make it, so just bare with me.


    Finding the right keyword:


    Finding a good keyword were the .com isn?t already taken is pretty hard but can be done. So open up your keyword researcher, I use either Market samurai or the one on SEnuke. I really recommend the trial to market samurai, if you have never tried it you are missing out big time. As a note to that they just updated there system and it is blazing fast now!


    Now open up your keyword tool and type in a very generic word in your niche.
    EXAMPLE: If your niche is cooking and your site is about recipes put ?recipes? yes, start that generic.
    Now a bunch of keyword well come up, don?t start looking at how many searches it gets yet. First find a keyword that fits your site pretty well and that would look good as domain name.
    EXAMPLE: Ones again were a doing the cooking niche, now look for something like ?best cooking recipes? or something a long those lines. 90% of my domains of the word best in them, it is just easy and looks good.
    Now go back to main page of your keyword research tool and search ?best cooking recipes? Now a bunch more of those good looking keywords well come up.


    Now getting a good keyword, as most of you know you want low comp and high search volume. Ill leave that up to you; now find two or three that you like and move on to the next step.


    Getting the right domain:


    So you have your keywords but you?re not sure if the domains are available. Well that?s pretty easy go to Godaddy and look them up. More then likely one well be available, but if not there a couple alternatives.


    You can always put an ?s? at the end or a ?the? at the beginning or both. The downside of doing this, because you well rank for ?keywords? naturally instead of ?keyword? some times that?s note that bad some times it is. Just look it up and see the search volume difference between the two.



    You can still rank for ?keyword? easily but it just won?t happen naturally. That is just my experience.



    And there is always the .org, .net..etc, I have always bought a .com( I think I own 1 .org). So I can?t tell you if the .com really ranks that much better.



    Alright now you have a domain name, I would go ahead and buy it if you like it, before some one else snatches it up, so you better be quick.



    Why this is so effective:


    Well first off, I bought a domain with my keyword in it no ?S? at the end or no ?the? at the beginning. With no promotion and no link building at all, I rank number 3 for that keyword in a month. The keyword had a lot of competition so it was not an easy keyword. Now imagine how fast I could do that

    Now the mistake some people make is the keyworded stuffed domain doesn?t just rank for that one key word.


    EXAMPLE: If your website is bestcookingrecipes.com, then of course you well rank for best cooking recipes pretty easy. But here are a couple more you would rank for really easy:



    The best cooking recipes
    Top cooking recipes
    Best chocolate cake recipes
    Etc...



    Do you get it? You well rank for other keyword with the same words in it. So open up your keyword research tool and try to find other keyword with the same words in them. There not that hard to find, and doing some link with a anchor txt ?Best chocolate cake recipes? well help you rank for ?best cooking recipes?. So it?s like hitting two birds with one stone.


    Good look!


    P.S. I didn't have enough time to second proof this, but you should get the main idea.
     
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  2. dealhunter

    dealhunter Regular Member

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    Great post platinvm, I also love Market Samurai !
     
  3. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    Thanks dealhunter, I need to stop posting in the whitehat SEO section, this place is just died. I have a greyhat method coming up ill just slipit in the blackhat SEO section.:D
     
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  4. benchlegs

    benchlegs Junior Member

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    Good info.

    As the OP said it's really good to get a domain that matches your (longtail) keyword and set your title the same.

    it's also good to check your H2 and H3 tags and put that keyword there too if possible for keyword density.

    And yes again, get a .com if possible and avoid .info. There's a reason why you can but them for $1.99
     
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    donjuan Power Member

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    Nice info, havent had the chance to try this method out yet but I see a couple products pushing this method so there must be something working.
     
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    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    .info aren't got any penalty.
    Matt Cuts and others are saying that all domains extension are equals.
     
  7. partypills

    partypills Registered Member

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    i hardly or better say never have seen an .info domain rank well for a good keyword.
     
  8. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    I have never bought a .info so I could not tell you, but even if they do rank as well(not saying they do) having .info looks spammy. So you well loose a lot of traffic.