Keyword in your domain name? Is it that powerful?

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  1. zmoker

    zmoker Junior Member

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    I heard many people say that by having the keyword in your domain name, you will definitely have a better chance for a better ranking.

    Do you think it affects your ranking that much?
     
  2. lolzap

    lolzap Regular Member

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    Yes, it definitely help you get easier on the first page for that certain keyword.
     
  3. mj10pop

    mj10pop Registered Member

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    yup but u need the same keyword domain
     
  4. gulp86

    gulp86 Junior Member

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    Ask ukescuba :)

    He certainly has things to say
     
  5. zmoker

    zmoker Junior Member

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    Thanks for the tip

    I'm currenlty testing this.... I am looking for high traffic long tailed keywords and buy them as a domain.
     
  6. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

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    The efffect is the strongest for the exact phrase no hyphens i.e. your keyword is orange widgets the best domain would be orangewidgets.tld - the tld doesn't really matter as long as it isn't .info...
     
  7. nossie

    nossie Regular Member

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    Keywords in the domain are stil very powerfull, for example I sold this website lately:

    www[dot]image-shared[dot]com

    As you can see below #1 in google for "image shared" and this keyword is not displayed on the page, title and description or any other tag on the website itself.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=image+shared&aq=f&oq=
     
  8. rhino

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    no doubt that having a keyword in the domain is a HUGE benefit. as the post above shows in spades!!

    failing that? go for the keyword(s) on a subdomain, which works almost as good.

    R-
     
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    bocahtua Junior Member

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    Base on my experience, keyword in domain name is still powerful, at least for this time
     
  10. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    Yep, very powerful.. Helps you get to the first page in absolutely no time.

    I have found one dash to be ok generally i.e. auto-reviews.c0m and using a subdomain can work as well i.e. mercedes.auto-reviews.c0m

    Shame though as it really discourages people from building brands and instead we all buy up such domains.
     
  11. scriptaty

    scriptaty Regular Member Premium Member

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    Yes, it is still powerful. Although other competitors can break your position with a lots of backlinks and high quality content but also you can save a lots of your bucks for link building.