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[THOUGHTS] Anyone else having a HARD TIME GETTING OUT OF EMD Domain mindset?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by cdn_craigs, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. cdn_craigs

    cdn_craigs Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    hi guys

    Since EMDs are not so hot for Google anymore like back in the day! We need to re-think how we go to market. I know i am having a hard time trying to "think" of domains that are not EMDs while being powerful- in the last 6 years of doing Affiliate marketing / Adsense - all my domains are EMDs.

    I have brainwashed myself into thinking this is the only way - what are you guys doing to get out of it? and what type of domain names you creating/buying now?

    I am sure i cant be the only one having this issue?
     
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    cdn_craigs Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    118 views - no posts? ok must be me only then..damn
     
  3. N1ckG2

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    You need a short domain looking like a brand. What name will you choose for your new company? HowToGetRidOfAdultAcne Ltd. ???

    Be creative, short domains are taken. You need a made up word to build your brand around it.
     
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    Why did everyone take all the generics? Annoying.
     
  5. cdn_craigs

    cdn_craigs Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yeah i guess i need to figure out the weight of "KEYWORD" to "branding" in the url name - to still help with SEO
     
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    I suspect many of us are having the same challenges. I am not dropping EMD's by any stretch at this point.
     
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    Did nobody noticed that you still can rank with onlinekeywordshop.com for a phrase like 'keyword shop online'?

    You have to target different keywords and phrases now.
     
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    I do have a couple of domains that are EMD's but I was never that deep into it that I need to re-adjust my mindset .:D

    A lot of my domains have the keyword(s) and added words to make it look more informational and/or personal.
    Never noticed a major negative effect with ranking those domains.
    Maybe with an EMD the rankings would be slightly better but that's just guessing. And I'm happy with where they are.

    The biggest problem with focusing too much on EMD's is that you might pass on a profitable niche only because the EMD is not available.
     
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    get urself a brand name!
    Look at google.. its a search engine.. though.. sux to the core.. bt still its a brand name..
     
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    I think you really answered yourself in this thread. Expand your mind and get out of the EMD and just brand yourself and do heavy ppc, seo work. Also, try to get affiliates to market for you, end of problems.
     
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    I have a method but it isnt fast or free.

    1. I buy old dropped domains with backlinks (cheap). 1-5 each week.
    2. Than I put some unique articles for one or several niches in which I want to get in.
    3. I do some quality backlinks 10-20 sometimes more (use your imagination)
    4. I monitor top 200 results for a few weeks.
    5. If a test domain enter in top 100 it usually worth investing more time/fund in it.

    I don't want to share more details but it is working. Worst case scenario you can build own private blog network in the same time :)
     
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