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Keyword on domain, does it help at all on SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by codeman1234, May 2, 2013.

  1. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hello,


    If I buy a domain like this one for example >> www.yellowtaxi.com and I am interested on the keywords "yellow" or "taxi" or "yellow taxi" does this domain help me at all with SEO purpuses with this competitive keywords at all? Because say, that having keyword on domain is very important, is that true?

    Thanks, just need some guidance on the issue.
     
  2. innocent_kid

    innocent_kid Power Member

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    YES
    it sure helps a lot.. regardless of current belief that emd arnt good.. they r still rocking and far easier to rank than ny random domain
     
  3. djadstar

    djadstar Junior Member

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    There is a lot of debate about EMD's at the minute if you can get one do it, if not go for something that looks nice/sounds nice with a similar subject.
     
  4. xnaveedx

    xnaveedx Newbie

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    I suggest you to keep watching BlackHat SEO threads on BHW, not only white ones.

    Keyword in domain will boost your link-building effects for sure, if you're use this advantage properly.
     
  5. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hello Guys, thanks for the info, really appreciate just one thing what you mean xnaveedx when you say "f you're use this advantage properly" how can I use properly can you explain please?


    Thanks,

    By the way I try to keep reading about both black and white hat SEO threads.
     
  6. omnipotent$

    omnipotent$ Regular Member

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    It always helps to have the keyword in your domain name.
     
  7. hurn

    hurn Power Member

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    There is an advantage, If you can tell that your domain is a brand to google you will get more advantage.
     
  8. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    I consider it as most important
    try to get the closest match to your domain if EMD is not available
    EMD - Exact match domain
     
  9. Lilacor

    Lilacor Regular Member

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    Even after the EMD update, which took place in September 2012, I still observe many sites in lots of niches that rank almost only due to the main keyword in their domain name. So, yes, it's important and can boost your traffic, but it's good not to forget about your on-page seo and quality link building :)
     
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  10. buzz1212

    buzz1212 Registered Member

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    There is a big advantage to having your keyword in your domain. One of which is naked URL backlinks... It becomes a permissible way of keyword stuffing on and off page...
     
  11. shadowcat

    shadowcat Elite Member

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    The EMD Story is more of a myth then reality.
    Plus there has been tons of sites which ranks brilliantly although not being an EMD.
    I personally feel EMD or non-EMD both works wonder if you have good plans to work them wonder for you.
    Still its a never ending debate.
     
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    imperial444 Elite Member

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    Yes it does helps a lot. but if you overdose with SEO tactics it might hurt you as well.
     
  13. twram

    twram Registered Member

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    it works good for my mini, low comp. local sites, wouldn't want the hassle of ranking them without an EMD
     
  14. Chintoo

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    Even though people say they arent as effective as before,but they do add a little bit to your SEO.So I'd say they are helpful.
     
  15. blackogre

    blackogre Newbie

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    It's definitely helpful. I have a few domains that rank for their domain keyword without any anchor related backlinks at all. The only thing that might be said is that there isn't the super strong aiding effect it had previously.

    Some of my earlier EMD's would rank top 3 without any linking. Now I am currently seeing #7 - 12 spots for very similar EMD's. So the aiding effect is there but from my tests it seems to be a little less strong now.
     
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    wordartist13 Registered Member

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    Having the keyword in the domain and the page (slug) also helps too.
     
  17. Eagle 95

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    Of course it's helpful. Everyone want their main keyword in the domain.
     
  18. vaservices

    vaservices Regular Member

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    My own experience is that keyword in the domain name is only a small help - but it is definitely a real help. Since it's an important keyword, there are bound to be a lot of other relevance signals around that keyword on the pages of the site.
    Then there's the user data possibility - keyword in domain name is going to draw user clicks, and that could indirectly help the site rank better, too.
     
  19. Andreea Leau

    Andreea Leau Registered Member

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    In your case, it should help you a lot. Not all the time having keywords in your domain name could really help you, because they should be really strong keywords.
     
  20. moneyandhotgayguys

    moneyandhotgayguys Registered Member

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    yes it's helpful, it's even more helpful with proper link building etc