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Question on google ranking

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Paintballer32, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Paintballer32

    Paintballer32 Newbie

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    Ok say i have a domain Popular-Jokes.com and there is a site called PopularJokes.com would it matter if i had a dash(-) in the middle of my words as far as page ranking? Also another question what is traffic rank and is 777,000 traffic rank in alexa good?
     
  2. jake3340

    jake3340 Supreme Member

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    Well im guessing that your name has an advantage in ranking, but still your going to need lots of backlinks. And yes that traffic rank in alexa is good. But not the best.
     
  3. wheaties

    wheaties Newbie

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    I have tried both the "dashed" domains and domains with out the dashes. I have not seen a hole lot of difference in ranking. As far as the Alexa ranking goes, it only seams to matter when you try to sell or buy a domain.

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  4. currentnews

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    ok just a thought of mine to clarify,.com or .net is better with keyword rich domain name
     
  5. Paintballer32

    Paintballer32 Newbie

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    Yea mine is a dashed domain name and a .net there is currently other ones but the only ranked is a .us first/second page on the search so
     
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    Jakai Newbie

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    i could never find a really definitive answer on the dashes in domain issue.
     
  7. biks

    biks Power Member

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    I thought the only disadvantage to having a dash in your url is for the nitwits would can't remember that it's in there. Since no one will see any of my websites on the sides of trucks or even on a business card, I no longer sweat it.
     
  8. Paintballer32

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    So if my site is just a internet site meaning its not something in real life like a personal business i should be fine?