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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Slim_Ghost, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Slim_Ghost

    Slim_Ghost Newbie

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    Does putting a keyword in a website url (example hotelvacations.com) helps in SEO?
     
  2. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    Depends on the situation, but basically it can, but other factors can rank other sites higher too so its really not too much helpful. For example i could write a simple blog post on Hotel Vacation dinners on a PR6 blog, and rank higher than hotelvactiondinners.com :) with zero links to it.
     
  3. MaestroDelWeb

    MaestroDelWeb Executive VIP

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    It definitely helps a lot. I have sites with only one or two backlinks (and the backlinks are on the same server IP) and the keywords in the domain name and guess what I'm number one in google, three in yahoo and one in MSN for those keywords. Of course they aren't the most competitive keywords, but there are still millions of results when you type them in. I've done this a million times and I've always had easier success (usually in MSN more than anywhere else) with sites where the keywords were the domain name.
     
  4. jim39

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    add put it in the title tag also
     
  5. vlerian

    vlerian Junior Member

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    Yes it helps, if you can get the domain go get it.
     
  6. Slim_Ghost

    Slim_Ghost Newbie

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    Oh...is that so?Thanks a lot guys.
     
  7. tiramisu

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    Yes it can help but if your niche is highly competitive it's hard to get the top spot. Don't forget inbound links and content.
     
  8. rubitz.cube

    rubitz.cube Newbie

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    I've heard keywords in url,title, headers, bold & italic all help
     
  9. rubitz.cube

    rubitz.cube Newbie

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    also in alt tags, sorry i forgot that one!
     
  10. qutemute

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    yes it can help if you can get the domain