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how to pick an EMD in 2014?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    lets say I am trying to rank for "wedding planner los angeles" (this is not my actual keyword)

    in the past, you would pick EMD weddingplannerlosangeles.extension

    today, I think for very valuable keywords EMD penalizes you, especially if the domain seems unnatural. For example, who would randomly pick weddingplannerlosangeles for their domain unless their were trying to manipulate the search results? it's unnatural.

    so with that said, I am trying to pick a domain for "wedding planner los angeles" and here are my options:
    EMD weddingplannerlosangeles (intention clear, valuable keyword, exact match)
    plural: weddingplannerSlosangeles (now the domain is not so EMDish. intention not so clear. maybe he is not trying to manipulate rankings?
    city first: losangelesweddingplanners (even less EMDish. Los angeles wedding planner is not a valuable keyword. only wedding planner los angeles is a valuable keyword. it's also plural. This is not an EMD. he is not trying to manipulate rankings)

    how do you make your domains not so EMDish? by making it plural, or what? or it doesn't matter and you can just pick the EMD?
     
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  2. antichrist

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    All of them are EMDs in their own right.
     
  3. 1ksao

    1ksao Regular Member

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    Pick something natural and don't focus on the EMD too much. I doubt it holds that much weight anyway. What you do want is something that people recognize and will click on, not something that looks spammy.
     
  4. tranza

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    After peguin 3.0 all of my EMD sit went to the trash, if i were you, i would avoid them.