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PMDs in 2020

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by fxkool, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. fxkool

    fxkool Junior Member

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    What do you think about PMDs in 2020? I use a PMD with the homepage in affiliate website. The domain itself is almost 1 yr old and now I am thinking whether I need to keep it or use a branded name instead? The ranking isn't great though...BUT I am not certain if the domain change would boost serps.

    thanks
     
  2. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    PMDs, EMDs are still rankable, but it's easier to flip a brandable domain, IMO.

    You can rank any type of domain including PMDs if your onpage is solid and you use quality off page.
     
  3. fxkool

    fxkool Junior Member

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    Doesn't it make it easier to get an over-optimization penalty with EMDs/PMDs?
     
  4. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Nope.
     
  5. twaen

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    There's no such thing as an EMD/PMD over-optimization penalty. There's a mild ranking boost but not that much.

    However, there is one important factor: People tend to click on them, and due to higher CTR you get to rank them faster. So they definitely work but for an indirect reason mostly.
     
  6. youtube1001

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    And you are simply over thinking.

    EMDs and PMDs are losing their specific value unless they are with good content and off/on page SEO.