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Is it ok for Domain to have plural instead of singular keyword?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Hytek, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Hytek

    Hytek Registered Member

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    So I'm about to purchase a domain, the main one I want is parked and probably costs a ton.

    Anyway, for instance say the domain I'm going to purchase is www.CostOfHondaCivics.com, does it matter much between www.CostOfHondaCivic.com?

    They are close and I would think the difference for searches would be negligible but what do you think? As long as I focus my keyword phrase for the singular I should be ok.
     
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    its ok but may be you got trademark issue.
     
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  3. rankspire

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    There shouldn't be much of a difference even if you go for a plural keyword in domain. I've got couple of sites ranking nicely with plural keywords within the domain.
     
  4. Hytek

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    Should be good with trademark issues as its a long tail general keyphrase thanks for the fast response! :)

    Wonderful, think I'll pull the trigger then. Glad to hear your having success! Thanks! :)
     
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    But he didn't say whether his successful sites' URLs (domain names, i.e.) have any trademark issues in them. So take more advices before you commit, imho.

    P.S.
    Btw, this is real interesting!
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    http://www.googles.com/
    I wonder why doesn't/didn't it sued the big G? But have to see its registration date first... real nice people in heart! :)
     
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  6. Hytek

    Hytek Registered Member

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    That's true but my domain has no branding in it whatsoever and it's a general keyphrase so I got to believe I'll be ok with any trademark issues.

    Lol Googles is pretty funny btw :)
     
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  7. hmeister

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    I have just bought both domains.


    Only joking!
    It doesn't matter. When you have a domain like "bigfatcatloans.com" and someone searches for bigfatcatloan, your site will still appear at the top, beaten only by the singular version (if there is one). Unless of course someone has bigfatcatloanreview.com or something similar :D

    I do this all the time...Another fave tactic of mine was to put a non-important letter at the front, say, abigfatcatloan.com because G ignores the letter A.

    However, they are old names, I don't buy EMD's anymore.
     
  8. bernies

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    I think you should always go for singular word.
     
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    Why do you suggest to always go for the singular word? If your domain name (or any longtail keyword you use within your content etc.) contains the exact keyword you're targeting, you should be fine. Especially when using English keywords, because the singular/plural thing is quite easy and does not change the keyword it contains, it just adds an s most of the time. Provided that you're doing everything else a lot better than your competitor with the exact match (singular) domain, you might be able to rank better than them. UNLESS it's a word that is never being used in its singular form by native speakers.