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Should my domain contain the main keywords i want to rank for?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ramus313, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. Ramus313

    Ramus313 Power Member

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    Im not sure, but i believe this is known as an EMD right? For my amazon/clickbank review site, does my domain have to have the keywords i want to rank for? I am having a hard time finding a domain containing the exact keyword, is this important for SEO?
     
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    Does it have to? No. With the EMD update last year they don't give any advantage anymore.
     
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    Ramus313 Power Member

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    Ok then i should go for a .com domain that does not include my main keywords, as opposed to a .org or .net that does?
     
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    .COM is best. If you get EMD is fine ..if you dont get EMD its fine too....It has around 3-5% total effect on your ranking. So its your call...
     
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    scalf31 Newbie

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    always try to get an EMD whenever possible. You can also try to add extra words to the domain with the keyword as well. Words like site, review, bonus, etc
     
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    I have had this same problem lately I was creating my online portfolio which is "MrZaki" and I wasn't sure whether to include MrZakiDesigns or not but I did not. I figured for a site like this I am not going to rank and I am not trying to rank high on google so I should just stick to the short domain.
     
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    EMD always helps a lot, but keyword rankings and traffic can be increased using unique contents only.
     
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    EMD is not a factor of high importance. In fact, you won't see any vivid results.
    Also Matt Cutts wrote a post about the fact that TLDs do not affect rankings in any way. So .com is not obligatory here.
     
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    I still think it helps. Everyone reads the "news" about Google updates and actually believe everything they read. Google updates are never as solid as they put forth in their Press Releases. Things that once worked still work - just not as well as before any attempt by Google to close them down.
    Avoid more that one hyphen, stick with .com and .net and keep it simple. Don't over spam your site, and collect matching twitter, FB, Blogger, and G+ accounts and press forward.

    People who push too hard get spanked. make it look real and Google will believe, be a little random, post hand typed content, not a bunch of spun crap.

    News about Google up-dates are about as accurate as the nightly news - look at the source before you decide to believe.
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    Well, they still do. It just depends on the keyword, if the keyword has some competition it might take some time.

    I recently regd a domain with exact keyword and hosted it on a shared server.

    It took me 24 hours to rank no#2 on Google without any effort (i just pinged the site)
     
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    EMD still does have a good effect, it's just not as strong as it once was. It not only helps with SEO but it also helps searchers immediately see that your domain will be useful to their search since what they are looking for is within the domain name.

    I only do .org or .com, but I'd rather have an emd .org than picking a .com without.

    Try "AllAbout" or "Center", for example, if it's digital clocks try: "AllAboutDigitalClocks" or "DigitalClocksCenter" and stuff like that. Gotta get creative, but those are the favorites.
     
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    Its very helpful for peope which are searching for a website when the phrase they are searching for appears in the domain.
     
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    It will certainly help, albeit it is not 100% essential and not as powerful as it used to be. Ideally you would like, if you're writing about spiders (for example) to have the URL "www.spiders.com". The .com part is the most important. But if you can't get www.spiders.com you can still do well with www.spidersexpert.com or www.spiders.org.
     
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    Exact Match, or partial match domains are always optimal. i wouldnt reccomend a .net even if it is an emd. Given Google's updates over 2012, emd & pmd are not as important as they once were, but its always nice to have some help!