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Please guide - howtotrain(.)com/bird-dogs or howtotrain(.)com/how-to-train-bird-dogs

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  1. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Suppose i have domain name howtotrain(.)com, now i have keyword "how to train bird dogs"

    How do i build my webpage to target this keyword ?

    howtotrain(.)com/bird-dogs or howtotrain(.)com/how-to-train-bird-dogs

    I would need reasons too as, client wants to know reasons

    Note: The domain name is neither associated with me or my client.

    Regards
     
  2. deal with it

    deal with it Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    just ask yourself why 2nd one, if the reason why you need 2nd one is presence of those words in them, then it is fulfilled in 1st as well.

    Moreover, 1st looks better than 2nd one. I would do the 1st one.
     
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    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Please send your clients contact info to me, I will save his ass.

    This is kinda SEO common sense, the url should be howtotrain(.)com/how-to-train-bird-dogs

    Tell the client its "SEO friendly" or some random shit.
     
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  4. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    I agree with you, but then what value does this domain name bring(howtotrain(.)com) in ?
    One answer b4 was against yours...thou i would agree with your answer
     
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    sam.hunt0710 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Pulkit Bro ,

    Second option is much more beneficial for you .
     
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  6. deal with it

    deal with it Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Then why the fuck you buy "how to train" type domains ?

    I mean to say why those targeted type domain. Why not "x54587.com/how-to-train-dogs" ?
     
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    Liaata Regular Member

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    The domain mainly helps in ranking your homepage if you buy an emd.
     
  8. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Same query client has as it was suggested by some guy.
     
  9. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Lets be honest, as long as the rest of on-site and external SEO is executed right I don't see a wide margin of difference between the two. The howtotrain.com EMD will make it easier to rank keywords that have those exact words in them. Does it hurt to be redundant and say i again in the path? I doubt it. But maybe you like the "look" of the shorter .com/bird-dogs better and there is nothing "wrong" with that. Especially as it would let that page more easily rank for "training bird dogs" and other keywords that don't begin with "how to train" in theory. So I feel you are worrying about small things here. Go with what you prefer.
     
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  10. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    So you are working on this for your client and you don't know.....isn't the client slightly worried about this?
     
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  11. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Well a answer would had been better help.
     
  12. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    I agree but still the question exists "what value does domain name add to it then ?" coz it exists already in the keyword.
     
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    It's really a question that can divide the house of common.
    I think it all goes down to our personal experience or choice.

    And my answer goes like this: Keyword matters, but a little more is great.
    I'll go with the second.

    To be honest, if it's an authority website, they'll likely go for the 1st option.

    But a well structured article and proper link building is the biggest advantage.
     
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    I can suggest one more option if you are disagree with second one.
    Just change the page title and keep the keyword what you want as simple as that.
     
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    I personally think that the 1st option is the best. It doesn't make sense to repeat the same word if you have it already in the domain.
     
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  16. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Bingo, this is what i was thinking, for authority website 1st option would had been better rest 2nd option.
    But i am bit confused since he would want to make it authority website ...
    I know answers will come in divided form, but i would take your answer for sure.
    Need to understand it bit more ..Thanks mate