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the best choice for a domain name

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by razorfish, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. razorfish

    razorfish Registered Member

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    Ok let's say that I've found a niche , for example "pregnancy diet" and then realised that .com .net .org .info and .biz domains for that niche are already registered .

    Which are some of the best alternatives that I may choose in order for my domain to be seo friendly?

    pregnancy-diet.com is ok? or pregnancydietxxxx.com would be a better choice? (xxx would be a third related keyword to my niche)
     
  2. ssellers

    ssellers Regular Member

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    I would go with pregnancydietXXXX.com before I ever used a hyphenated domain name.

    Just my opinion.
     
  3. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    I will also go with pregnancydietxxxx.com because it will give more choice in keyword targeting... :)
     
  4. Whitemau5

    Whitemau5 Newbie

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    make it xxxxpregnancydiet.com and use words such as best, fastest, etc :spankme:
     
  5. ssellers

    ssellers Regular Member

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    Wouldn't really matter actually.

    Could use "tips" or "ideas" if he did pregnancydietxxxxx.com; that is just more of a preference thing.
     
  6. razorfish

    razorfish Registered Member

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    ok if you then realised that pregnancyfood.co.cc was available would you go for it or you will insisted on pregnancyfoodxxxx.com?
     
  7. ssellers

    ssellers Regular Member

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    I would go for the .com always first, then .net, then .info.
    I don't really look at anything besides those though.
     
  8. summertime1

    summertime1 Junior Member

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    I would always go with the hyphen, simply because
    1. you are targeting 2 words, not 1 (pregnancy diet is just not pregnancydiet)
    2. google has an official statement concerning this topic:
    see http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=76329&hl=en

    The part I mean is
    I know, this is related to subpages, not domains - but why should they change their algorithm when it comes to domain names, right?
     
  9. ultimategamechain

    ultimategamechain Power Member

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    I would go for hyphen too. just dont use to much. the shorter your domain name the better.