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Need Advise On EMD Domain Name

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by jbarrett, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. jbarrett

    jbarrett Registered Member

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    Hi

    I have found a niche I want to target and I have found 3 keywords I want to rank for (Below are not the keywords, they are just examples) The keywords are simular to

    Dog Lead
    Dog Leads
    Dog Lead Reviews

    Which domain name would be best to register

    PHP:
    www.dogleadsreviews.com   or
    www.dog-leads-reviews.com
    Thanks
     
  2. trubnut

    trubnut Regular Member

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    Without the hypens would be my choice, you have thought wisely about the domain as it would contain all three keywords.

    However someone searching for Dog Lead/Dog Leads are looking for products and not reviews so you may find the ctr to your site is lower than would be expected.

    If you had a domain name like bestdogleads.com i would imagine you would get a higher ctr for the 'product' searches and you could rank the reviews keyword with a inner page eg. bestdogleads.com/dog-lead-reviews.

    I understand the appeal and seo benefit of an emd however it really isn't that much harder to rank an inner page.

    If the 'product' keywords (dog lead/dog leads) get a higher search volume than the review keyword then you should really consider an alternate domain name which would better entice those searches to click to your website.
     
  3. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    If the domain without hyphens is available take it, if not, the domain with hyphens is acceptable, and still easy to rank number 1 for. The 'product' kw may have more searches than the 'review' kw, but the review kw is likely the more profitable one, as it represents people more interested in comparing products before a purchase.