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Is A Domain Name Actually Important?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by adsensenewbie34, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. adsensenewbie34

    adsensenewbie34 Newbie

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    Hello, everybody!

    This is my first post... what a great website, and an incredible wealth of information.

    I am a newbie here, and I am finally starting to catch on to the basics of SEO and AdSense. My question is this:

    For the sake of SEO and appearing high on search engine rankings, is a domain name actually necessary? I have a .com website that is a collection of different articles about various health related topics. Each different section is basically a different website, but is there a significant difference between, for example:

    http://www.thisisjustanexample.com/depression
    and then, let's say, a different section for drug addiction:
    http://www.thisisjustanexample.com/drug_addiction

    versus

    http://www.depressionsolutionsforeverbody.info
    http://www.drugaddictionsolutionsforeverybody.info


    Hopefully my question makes sense -- what I'm trying to say is, do I need a separate domain name for each and every topic?

    Thanks for your advice!
     
  2. darksorrow

    darksorrow Registered Member

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    I always do better with a domain name that contains my niche keywords or relative keywords.

    Example:

    medical.com/depression
    -is better than-
    racingcars.com/depression

    Not saying that a site with good content with a weird name can't be successful, its just one of many ways to help your site get good targeted traffic.

    Good Luck!
     
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