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Keywords in the domain for SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by davioli, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. davioli

    davioli Regular Member

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    Ok..So I've heard and seen first hand the importance of having your main keyword in the domain.
    In some cases...especially long tail keywords... it can be as simple as getting the domain based on the keyword and you rank.

    I have a question...Many times you can't get the domain you want..
    Would it still make a difference if I were to buy a domain and append a letter at the end?
    For example:
    Instead of bestcardeals.com ...would bestcardealsX.com work?

    Obviously not as well as the former..but would it help in any way rather then just going for a brand name?
     
  2. dealhunter

    dealhunter Regular Member

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    Yes it will give you an added benefit, depending on the competition of that particular phrase you are targeting.

    It cant hurt you, as far as I know. Just saves you time for that particular phrase.
     
  3. predayshus

    predayshus Junior Member

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    You may just want to stick a common word into your keyword url. Try something like thebestcardeals.com. Just like in a search results, google won't see the word "the". So you get all the taste of a regular keyword.
     
  4. bigspade

    bigspade Junior Member

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    definitely a added advantage over your competition. Try something like this for even better result

    http://bestgolfclub/golfclub/best-golf-club.html ---> Google will love you
     
  5. denight

    denight Registered Member

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    Yup I agree, having it in the domain/subdomain will definitely help. I usually stick to broad-termed domain names so I can use subdomains for targeting longer-tailed keywords.

    As far as I'm concerned, and until studies show me otherwise,

    imtheshit.com is the same as imtheshit.whatever.com

    as far as SEO is concerned - root domain doesn't matter as long as the kW is in the URL.

    Hope this helps,
    dN