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.org/net/info Domain, Plural Domain or Hyphenated Domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by luizeba, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. luizeba

    luizeba Regular Member

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    Hello mates!


    What is the best domain to register:
    .org/net Domain, Plural Domain or Hyphenated Domain?


    I mean, if my keyword is "Dog Training" and dogtraining.com is already registered. What's the next best domain to register??

    dogtraining.org///dogtraining.net///dogtraining.info
    or
    dogStraining.com///dogtrainingS.com
    or
    dog-training.com


    I think with the Hyphenated one is the best...but I want to see your opinions ^^
     
  2. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    probably with org / net since it doesn't have any effect on seo . Tho im not sure what consumers think about look of the url , maybe the title and desc are more important for catching the attention :)
     
  3. luizeba

    luizeba Regular Member

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    Hello antsaoo

    In terms of USERS, I think the .net or .org is best, too

    But I'm talking about SEO...what's the best?
     
  4. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    SEO: Go for .net or .org

    like antsaoo said, it doesn't have any effect on seo.

    I personnaly dont like hyphen.
     
  5. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    What effect do you guys think a .info have on SEO? I see .infos ranking in the top 10 for keywords as well.
     
  6. robertodelgato

    robertodelgato Regular Member

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    You need to search for 'domain domination' in the Member Downloads section. It's a great PDF on this very topic.

    That guy goes through an explanation of why he chooses .org if the .com for the same domain isn't available.

    The hypenated-domain-concept goes back to when ONLY the domain name mattered in getting indexed and ranked.

    Now, there are so many things that we know (suspect) that Google uses for indexing and ranking it may not make any difference between hyphens or not.

    That said, I always register the non-hyphenated version first if it's available. If not, hyphens - here I come! :D
     
  7. truid

    truid Junior Member

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    I read once that hyphens are ignored by the search engines so dog-training.com would be just as good as dogtraining.com from a seo perspective.
     
  8. SRLee

    SRLee Junior Member

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    Hyphens act as a word separator.

    When Googlebot sees blackhatforum.com, Googlebot makes the best guess at what this domain is consists of.

    If your domain has hyphens, e.g black-hat-forum.com, Googlebot then registers your domain as black hat forum.

    So hyphens are actually good, Google-SEO wise.

    When picking domain names, I would go in this order:

    1. dogtraining.com
    2. dogtraining.net
    3. dogtraining.org
    4. dog-training.com
    5. dog-training.net
    6. dog-training.org
    7. dogtrainings.com
    8. dogtrainings.net
    9. dogtrainings.org

    I have hyphenated domains and plural domains, I think hyphens work better.
     
  9. luizeba

    luizeba Regular Member

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    Well, in my case, I'm starting to try Micro Niche domination
    So yes, the domain name really matter in getting ranked ^^
     
  10. thermapower

    thermapower Junior Member

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    Home Page:
    how would you rank .eu .biz
     
  11. kaytemp

    kaytemp Newbie

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    couldn't find "domain domination" anywhere - it the title correct? Who is the author?
     
  12. zenit

    zenit Newbie

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    where is this 'domain domination'? sounds interesting..
     
  13. islandcoli

    islandcoli Regular Member

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    I prefer plural. I feel google places favor on .com's. I have a bad taste in my mouth from .nets and most people agree hyphens arent good.