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URL SEO Question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Quake120, May 25, 2011.

  1. Quake120

    Quake120 Junior Member

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    How much weight does the trailing part of a URL have SEO wise?
    Obviously, if I have www.keyword.com, it will be best, but what if I have:
    www.something.com/keyword.
    Does that still count heavily towards SEO, or does it have to be the actual domain name?
     
  2. Decent WebArt

    Decent WebArt Newbie

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    Both are important.Url keyword also helps and after that you put after/ is like mata tags which is good for sub pages of the site.
     
  3. SEO Controller

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    If you're asking whether you can do with one to the exclusion of the other, the answer is no, you'll still lose out to another one with both (considering all other factors to be equal) But I suppose what you're really interested to know is whether having a good keyworded page name is enough. It usually is but there's no hard and fast rule about this. The best is to have a domain name that is at least a secondary keyword. And remember that the best domain names are less than four words long. Anything more and the value drops. Same goes for the trailing URL in question.
     
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    Domain is much more important, especially if it's an exact match.
     
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    Yeah like Bhopkins said domain is important.

    But it does help to include keywords in the pages :)
     
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    Very good question. I am eager to see the proper response.
     
  8. bigwali

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    Keyword in domain name gets a huge boost from the Google algorithm but Matt Cutts from Google is considering knocking that down a bit acording to a recent interview. Keyword in longtails is just good common sense SEO practice. If your trying to create a brand, then not using a keyword in the domain is OK just like Digg.com, Reddit.com, Amazon.com. What you do depends on your long term business strategy.
     
  9. *zap*

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    HTML:
    http://www.keyword.com/
    this is a domain name
    HTML:
    http://www.keyword.com/keyword
    this would be a subfolder
    So you can have keyword.com/index.php
    But you cannot have keyword.com/keyword.php unless you htaccess redirct your index.php
     
  10. Quake120

    Quake120 Junior Member

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    The reason I ask this question is because I have:
    www.mainkeyword.com/another-related-keyword
    I'm trying to rank higher for the related keyword because the second keyword (that I just discovered...clumsy research on my part in the first place) is just as valuable as the main keyword.
    In any case, thanks for the replies and help!
     
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