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Is having matching keywords in your domain any good for broad match searches?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by LordSummerisle, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. LordSummerisle

    LordSummerisle Newbie

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    Hi guys and girls

    I was wondering does having certain keywords in your domain name help with broad match (not exact match) searches that contain that word. I know this question has been asked many times before but I am asking specifically in regards to the broad match.

    So for example would having a domain like mikesreviews.com help with a search like ?laptop model 4567 review?? I appreciate it probably won?t make that much difference and that on page seo and backlinks are much more important, but all those other ranking factors aside will it give it a ?bit? of a boost? Or does it make no difference what so ever unless it?s an exact match, assuming that you think it helps with that. Is having matching keywords in your domain any good for broad match searches?

    Many thanks
     
  2. jeffnaz

    jeffnaz Registered Member

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    I have my quickest success when I use exact match domains. I have yet to find any difference with phrase or broad match domains.

    Tim Godrey just sent an interesting email to his list that they did a study of domain names from their Imeye product and found that for millions of pages that most domains ranked at the top were seldom an exact match domain.

    The key is going to be what you already said and that is it's about backlinks an onpage seo.
     
  3. kiransha

    kiransha Newbie

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    Yup I definitely would do that. But it's all depend on your competition and niches.