1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New "authority" site, partial match domain or more catchy brand domain (with no KWs) ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cowboyseonoob, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. cowboyseonoob

    cowboyseonoob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    10
    Occupation:
    CAPITALIST
    Location:
    Florida, United States
    I did search for "partial" title threads and found a few- none of them found any real consensus meaning the jury is out on what kind of help, if any, EMDs and PMDs offer, which has me leaning to the brandable domain thats shorter and a little catchy. I picked them both up already and just started my "deep dive" KW and comp research today so I wont be building the site for at least a couple of days.

    Any and all thoughts/opinions/suggestions are welcome. Thanks
     
  2. antichrist

    antichrist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,725
    Likes Received:
    2,076
    Location:
    On top of the world!
    Do you visit thelargestsearchengine.com or Google.com?
     
  3. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    3,585
    Occupation:
    Local SEOist
    Location:
    TEXAS (you have to yell, its the law.)
    Despite what you may have heard, having your keyword in the url is a significant plus. This is why you use keywords in your page names.

    In some cases it can also contribute to your domain authority, especially for local businesses because Google bases your domain authority partially on how much confidence it has that you are who you claim to be.

    HarlnBB.com can be a site about about anything, HarlanBailBonds.com is going to be a site about bail bonds.
     
  4. Troshi

    Troshi Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    105
    Occupation:
    Your job
    Location:
    Where you live
    True. But, would you rather go to... lets see, WebMD for instance (a site that has a 'keyword' included) or some other catchy phrase/word? It depends on the niche and site.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2013
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    708
    Location:
    Rocky Mountains
    IMO, if the keyword EMD is somewhat brandable, go with it. If it just sounds generic and cliche however, a brandable domain name without the keyword wouldn't be a terrible idea.
     
  6. OldFatGuy

    OldFatGuy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    149
    EMDs/PMDs give you practically no "bonus" these days. Google has already said they dialed the benefits way, way down. Pick what you think will be best for the site long term and focus on quality on page SEO and backlinks.
     
  7. KHer0

    KHer0 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    947
    Occupation:
    Architect
    I love PMD's Brandable Domains :D

    LaptopNews
    BasketballArena

    You get the idea. I get the benefit from both. Moreover, Having the keyword in the domain helps a lot in ranking for small - mid websites
     
  8. cowboyseonoob

    cowboyseonoob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    10
    Occupation:
    CAPITALIST
    Location:
    Florida, United States
    Well that's clear as mud guys. :) I'll ponder on it before I start doing the dev.. appreciate everyone's feedback.
     
  9. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    3,585
    Occupation:
    Local SEOist
    Location:
    TEXAS (you have to yell, its the law.)
    This is what google has said. There is no special "bonus" to having a EMD or PMD.

    In SEO however there has always been and always will be a benefit to having your keyword in the URL.

    You have to analyze what people actually say (and what they diid not say), not what others say or think they said.

    People will tell you that press releases don't work for SEO, and Matt Cuts said so, except what he said was "I wouldn't expect links from press release sites to help rank your site".

    That statement has absolutely nothing to do with the effect of press releases on SEO.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2014
  10. upstarter

    upstarter Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    43
    Let's see, if your site is going to be about automated cars, your site, with an EMD or PMD can be;

    automaticcarsDOTcom = generic

    or autocarsDOTcom = EMD but brandable

    OR you can go with a brand name like autobotsDOTcom (you'll get sued, though). :p
     
  11. assassinmarketing

    assassinmarketing Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    179
    Occupation:
    SocialPrenuer
    Location:
    Darkside
    you need to think more like the searcher and less like the engine ;)