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The effects of an "s" on a keyword in the domain name

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ewaffles, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. ewaffles

    ewaffles Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have found what seems to be a great niche for me. The only problem is the only available domain name is the dot co . I was wandering if adding an s to the keyword would have much of an effect on potential traffic? For example, say the keyword was "music download", would registering musicdownloads dot com still be effective?

    Thanks in advance BHW
     
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    dgruergerugerhiye BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    try emusicdownload.com
     
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    download Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, it would still be effective especially if that search term gets some traffic as well. Some may suggest adding a letter like "x" or "v" to the domain name but in the end I think using the plural form would be better for appearance and aesthetics.
     
  4. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    In my experience its a little bit harder to rank at least for me. I have 2 domains that have s's in the end of them

    The keyword with the S Ranks at number 6 but the keyword without the S is at 17.

    If it makes any sense,
     
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  5. ewaffles

    ewaffles Junior Member

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    I see, thankyou for the input guys.

    When I put the keyword with an "s" on the end, the exact searches are roughly half of the keyword without an "s", if that isn't too confusing.

    So I should be ok by making it plural. How come adding an "e" to the beginning can be effective?

    Many Thanks
     
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    wgn_white Regular Member

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    I'll add dash to it. "music-download" dot com.
     
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    download Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wargasm took your example "musicdownloads.com" and added an e to the front because it makes sense - "e" stands for electronic. I doubt adding an e would work in the same way for your keyword though.
     
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    Dr_Scythe Regular Member

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    I have a feeling what wargasm is getting at is google knows what an s at the end of a word means and adjusts accordingly. (Supported by Nosense's evidence)

    While an "e" or other letter at the front is seamingly random to google so your effectiveness at ranking for your keyword isn't adjusted (by as much or at all?)

    Please be aware this is all speculation :)
     
  9. ewaffles

    ewaffles Junior Member

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    I see,

    Thankyou for your input :)

    One more question. Would I be better registering the keyword .co, or the keyword with an "s" on the end .com?

    Again thankyou for all your input !
     
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    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    The s would make all the difference...
    I think I saw someone around here say that if you put 2k like in musicdownloads2k.com would be the same as without the 2k, but personally never tried it neither have much faith on it.
    My advice, if the only domain option available is the .co, just move on to another keyword.
     
  11. Zemanel_

    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    Registering the keyword with an s would transform it on a different keyword (you wouldn't have an emd for the keyword you were initially working for), while the .co domains are harder to rank, besides most likely you would end up competing with .com, .net and .org domains (check if you find any of these on google), which could be really tough.
    It's pretty much up to you choosing between the s at the end or the .co as no one here knows the details about this...
    Good luck!
     
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    My theory is that while Google knows the difference between singular and plural it will and does show both in the serps. If you look at tilda searches, ie. ~download, you'll see that Google clearly sees downloads and download as meaning the same thing. Were I think it gets complicated is when you have a plural and singular that mean two different things.

    My advice - go with the plural version .com OVER a .co any day. While .co's can rank I think that .coms are still the power domain to have.
     
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    In my experience as long as all the keywords are in the address, it will work. Dashes work well too. For the "s" at the end I am not sure but it should be fine as well.
     
  14. ewaffles

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    I suppose the only thing I can do is try it. Thanks alot for your help everyone!
     
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    I have plans about openning case study that will show us emd and non emd power but it will start in like a month.
     
  16. ewaffles

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    That would be awesome, you should definitely do it! :D

    I ended up adding a z to the end of the keyword, and registering the dotcom. Because it still made abit of sense. i.e. porndownloadz.com
     
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    2 of the top 7 serps are the plural of the emd and they are both obviously niche sites