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SEO - Keywords in Domain Name for Easy Ranking

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by rvcasrfr, May 24, 2008.

  1. rvcasrfr

    rvcasrfr Registered Member

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    Ok, I know that having the main keyword you are trying to rank for in your domain name is a good way to get ranked for a keyword easily... but here's my question...

    Is the-rich-jerk-review.com going to accomplish the same desired results as therichjerkreview.com or do the dashes throw it off and not make it count as a "keyword".. if that makes sense.

    Thanks.
     
  2. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

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    actually the dashes is MORE SEO compared to the domain without it. SE will read each keyword better if you will put a dash to separate the phrase. However, the rule is up to 2 dashes only or it will just skip the other keywords
     
  3. rvcasrfr

    rvcasrfr Registered Member

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    How about .org, .net, etc domains? How do those stand up in the rankings? Or is .com the only way to go if you're buying a domain specifically for ranking purposes?
     
  4. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

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    Google favors .com the most obviously
    Try to search G for the main keyword of your niche and see that 90% of the SERP are all in .com

    dont settle for cheap .info domains if you really want on optimizing and SEO your site
     
  5. metalan1

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    Nope. The dashes do not help IMO. I think they hurt honestly. I don't know hwy but I always get better rankings without dashes than with.

    Just my opinion.

    Cheers
     
  6. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

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    I agree with snowwhite about tlds check your niche, also remeber that some tlds will be geo targeted eg .eu will rank better in European serps.

    Shmoe
     
  7. freudianslip27

    freudianslip27 Junior Member

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    I haven't had problems with dashes in pages, but I try to avoid them in domain names. That's just me though. My understanding was that the search engines were sophisticated enough that they didn't need dashes to separate words, and it just makes it harder for people to find and remember your site (since it isn't as normal)

    Matt
     
  8. jeffow

    jeffow Newbie

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    I once tested dash in the domain name. this kind of domain will immediately help your get good rank in google but co.uk. and yahoo.
     
  9. snowwhite

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    the dashes actually lessens the value of the domain(in domain flipping)
    but youre not into flipping, and so 1-2 dashes can really help separate words

    the way to do it is to have a main site(w/o dashes), and a mirror/shadow site where you use the dashes for better SEO

    I dont think the gurus will bother teaching the usage of these dashes if they are useless. I have been doing this "by the book" method and it has worked for me.
     
  10. filmy

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    What SW said...

    Get both domains... On the domain without dashes, build your sales site, assuming you have one.

    On the domain using dashes, you could toss up a WP blog with all the right plugins, configure your permalink structure so that the name of your post comes first after the domain name.

    If done correctly and equally, the domains with the dashes will out perform because of it's inherent relevancy.

    But always buy both. Use the one with dashes to drive traffic to the sales site... Again, assuming you have a sales site.

    filmy