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Keyword domain + suffix/prefix : effective as before or devaluated

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fab, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. fab

    fab Registered Member

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    Hi,

    we all know that an exact match keyword domain significantly helps get good rankings on Google for the same keyword. (e.g. bluewidget.net for "blue widget").

    What about prefix + keyword domain or keyword domain + suffix? (e.g. mybluewidget.net or bluewidgetguide.net for "blue widget") Is it an effective solution? Does it help with ranking?

    I've always thought it had the same effect but I see less keyword domain+suffix/prefix for the niche keywords I look for.

    Is it just my impression? What's your experience?

    Thanks,
    Fab
     
  2. fnd80

    fnd80 Regular Member

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    no one really knows for sure, but i see plenty of keyword + suffix/prefixes ranking very well
     
  3. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    I would like to ask my own question in this thread also. What about lets say "used phone shop"? Is used-phone-shop.com as effective as usedphoneshop.com? Whats the best option if usedphoneshop.com net and org are all taken?
     
  4. fab

    fab Registered Member

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    No, hyphenated keyword domains are not as effective as non-hyphenate ones, this I know for sure (past experience).
     
  5. PinkyX

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    are they more effective then the suffix/prefix domains? thats what someone from this forum had told me
     
  6. fab

    fab Registered Member

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    As far as i know, hyphenated domains are less effective than non hyphenated ones + suffix/prefix. I mean, I did not have any boost in rankings using hyphenated domains, while I observed some benefits with keyword domains + prefix/suffix.

    I don't know if things have changed, this is my experience so far.
     
  7. PinkyX

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    In technical language a hyphen equals to space, so google should read sample-keyword.com as sample keyword, so (to OP) I would go for a hyphened exact match rather then the suffix prefix domain.

    I hope this helps. (done some research and asked few people)