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Importance of domain name

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by xtrecool, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. xtrecool

    xtrecool Newbie

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    If I buy an exact keyword match domain in a competitive market, how long would it take for the domain to be listed (for this exact match) in top 3 in Google? Or would it be ever listed due to competition?
     
  2. kr4x8

    kr4x8 Newbie

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    I am also wondering the same thing and some info would be appreciated
     
  3. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    Unfortunatly it takes much more than an emd to rank in google your backlinks are another important source. Your domain name will help but the effect can be minimal if your content and backlinks are poor. You will see many authority sites outrank emds in rankings.
     
  4. kinlee

    kinlee Supreme Member

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    You'll get indexed by Google when one of their bots crawls your site. How long it will take before you hit the top 3 spots will depend more on your SEO strategy and your competition. EMDs help, just don't count on it to rank your site to the top.
     
  5. Jason Wolfe

    Jason Wolfe Junior Member

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    EMDs are still useful even after Google's EMD update but without putting quality content on your site, it's not going to get you to the top 3 spots.
     
  6. Logician

    Logician BANNED BANNED

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    EMD's are not as important as they use to be, but still can add a little help. If I were you, I would be more focused on getting as much quality content as possible, and figuring out a good link strategy. The BST section has tons of options for you.
     
  7. internetresearchcell

    internetresearchcell Newbie

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    Literally, Google do not count Exact Match Domains (EMD) anymore.
     
  8. goliver

    goliver Registered Member

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    Exact match domain name will only take you so far. Sure it will give you a certain edge but the days of ranking first (just) for exact match are over long ago. Google made sure of that in several updates.

    You still have a good start when you start with exact match but your work is ahead of you. Don't expect Google to bow to your exact match domain for its mere appearance as a relevant source of information because i have a feeling they wont.

    Cheers

    G