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Quick SEO question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by makinbuckz, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. makinbuckz

    makinbuckz Junior Member

    Sep 21, 2009
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    Which scenario is better:

    Is it better to have an EMD that ranks easy and pulls up all of your sub-keywords/pages that may not rank easy with it,

    Or is it better to have an EMD that's hard to rank for, but your sub-keyword/pages rank easy and pull the main page up in ranking?

    I hope that makes sense!
  2. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

    Mar 15, 2008
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    You can do a test yourself by going in for both kind of domains and putting in similar efforts.

    Based on my experience, a domain with long tail keywords in it is easy to rank for the long tail keywords, but it won't rank for easily for the short tail keywords; whereas a domain with short tail keyword can also rank easily for long tail keywords - if you create pages with URLs and content around the keywords.

    So a domain like cnatraining.com can rank for long tail keywords like free cna training, online cna training, cna training in new jersey etc. But a domain like freecnatraininginnewjersey.com may not rank easily for keywords such as online cna training
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  3. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

    Jun 3, 2011
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    If I were you, I would go for first option.
    If my index page is ranking high, that would drive traffic for my whole website.
    I would optimize my index page well so that it could rank pull other web pages in search results.