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Registering a New Domain - To Use Keyword or Not?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cooper1210, Jan 15, 2017.

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Use Keyword

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  1. cooper1210

    cooper1210 Regular Member

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    Hey

    Given that G penalises for over optimization of keywords, do you believe that domain registration with your keywords makes sense?
     
  2. JabbaTheHutt

    JabbaTheHutt Regular Member

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    If it's a long term plan then just go for a brandable domain unless it's a chum and burn. I don't think Google penalize for having an EMD but these domains don't do well as it used to be.
     
  3. spider4567

    spider4567 Power Member

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    Google will ban exactmatch domain unless your site is an authority site. If you wanted to make a site for long term, do use brand domain
     
  4. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Don't use the keyword. Use something nice and brandable. The advantage of EMDs or PMDs is basically nonexistent and may lead to overoptimization. Don't bother, go with brand.
     
  5. ContentWriter

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    Just don't go overboard with the keywords in your domain.
     
  6. Mubashar786

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  7. DKolen

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    It`d be much better to come up with a memorable and unique brand name and use it in the domain name. To optimize, you can use keywords in URLs, but keep them descriptive and relevant to pages` content. Still, don`t over-optimize it, too; make sure the URLs also make sense semantically.