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Start new site or continue with just the one domain?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ledlys, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Ledlys

    Ledlys Regular Member

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    Hi

    I wonder if I should create a new domain with my international (english) main keyword in the URL. Or if I should continue doing SEO with my current domain that don't include the english keyword in the URL?

    An example: I've a bicycles page and I'm currently ranking at 4th place with my main keyword "sykkel" (which is the norwegian word for it), and my norwegian domain is sykkel.

    But now i want to rank high in google for bicycle as a keyword.

    Would it be better if I created a new domain called bicycle1 or should I continue with my norwegian domain, sykkel?
     
  2. MandLoys

    MandLoys Regular Member Premium Member

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    For an English site, I'd recommend going with a new domain. But be prepared the number of internatioanl websites is a bit larger than Norwegian ones so you might have problems ranking for the exact same word (in English) worldwide. :)
     
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  3. Ledlys

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    Thanks.

    I know its harder and will take much longer time to get up there.
    But when I do, it would be a lot of traffic compare to just the norwegian traffic i get today.

    I'm thinking about starting a site with a lot of content and then when I get in top 10 create a webshop. Will this affect the ranking? Or should I include the webshop from the beginning?

    Is there a wordpress sort of blog page with webshop included?
     
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    MandLoys Regular Member Premium Member

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    You can add the webshop anytime. And yes, there are numerous plugins for running ecommerce inside your WordPress installation, Google them because you'll need to select one that suits you the best. For a simple ecommerce/cart system I'd recommend Cart66. For larger webshops you'll need other plugins!
     
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  5. spiider

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    yes i agree with MandLoys if you are targeting English keyword then its easier to rank well with English keyword domain. but before take action you should check first how competitive is that keyword, your competitor strength and so on.
     
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    Thanks, do you have any methods for checking this?
    prefer online because I use mac :)

    would really appreciate your help :)
     
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