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Is it a good idea registering a keyword rich domain name with 'in' within it...?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by eshber, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. eshber

    eshber Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to register a domain name for offline marketing, but the domain that I want has been taken. For example [niche][city].co.uk is gone. I was thinking of registering [niche]in[city].co.uk. I checked with google adwords keyword tool and they both get the same amount of visits, but I've been told that having 'in' within your domain isn't a good idea?

    Is that true?
     
  2. test123test

    test123test Junior Member

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    interested in this also
     
  3. digitali16

    digitali16 Registered Member

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    I think you can still rank it depending on the competition for the domain name even with the "in" in it but for flipping it might devalue the domain some and also for typein traffic it is not so good either.
    Example someone types directly
    Birminghamlawyers.com
    rather than
    lawyersinbirmingham.com

    Will the in kill you? No but it is not as good as the pure KW domain for multiple reasons as you see there. I hope this helps and good luck with your project man.
     
  4. SEORasta

    SEORasta Senior Member

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    You can "rank" for just about any domain with enough link building behind it. If this will be just a side way to make funds dont worry to much about your domain. I sell domains to end users who take the site they are going to build as a business. So if it wont be of much business to you then go for it. Otherwise see if that domain you want is for sale and buy it!
     
  5. ronmojohny

    ronmojohny Regular Member

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    if google says that people search using "in" in your keyword phrase, then go for it..
     
  6. ronywilliam

    ronywilliam Senior Member

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    grt share..
     
  7. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Newbie

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    Ditto. Otherwise if there is another phrase that has a prefix of suffix and gets respectable traffic then you could do that too.
     
  8. Lex Luthor

    Lex Luthor Registered Member

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    I agree with this as well. With the second option you outlined your domain is basically you keyword is is sometimes desirable. However this depends on the level of professionality your going for.
     
  9. eshber

    eshber Registered Member

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    Hi guys thanks for your comments. What about if i put a - in the domain name. For example, if birminghamsolicitors.co.uk isnt available, is birmingham-solicitors.co.uk still ok?
     
  10. Rip187

    Rip187 Newbie

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    A lot people search "Lawyers in toronto" for example so that is why the search numbers look about the same as "toronto lawyers". As far as I always thought "in" was a word that most search engines just disregarded to speed up the search. So really all it is doing is searching "Lawyers toronto" when they look. Either way I assume both phrases get searched fairly often.

    If you are using this for a Parked domain it would matter. Also, if what you mean by "offline marketing" is that you plan to market this website OFFline. People are less likely to type that in like digitali16 mentioned. Plus it is easy to forget that extra "in" if they wneed to type it in later. Something much easier to remember would be better for that type of marketing and search engines isn't exactly your main priority although you really want to benefit there as well...lol

    This is really the only reason to be concerned. Otherwise it doesn't matter a whole lot if your site is meant to actually draw traffic from search engines, and not be typed in directly. The links still matter way more.

    As for the hyphen I couldn't tell you. I've never really looked into it, although I'm sure someone else would know.
     
  11. IWillPayMore

    IWillPayMore Newbie

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    Actually...we own over 10,000 geotargeted domains...and some do have the magical "in" in them and they rank well! The last poster is correct there are a ton of gigh value searches done with the word "in" in them and we are ranking very well for them.