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Using "And" or "Is" in the url as keyword = good or bad?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ddwebmaster, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. ddwebmaster

    ddwebmaster Registered Member

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    The title says it all. So does a kw getting lots of searches showing in g kw tool.

    Do you think using odd words like (is,and,or) in the url is beneficial?
    I'll provide an example...

    whatis*kw*.com

    What's your opinion? If you have tested this, can you please share your experiance.
     
  2. Whitegold

    Whitegold Junior Member

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    Some words such as those you mention are considered 'stop words' and carry little influence - however if you search for 'what is my ip' you will see that the top result is a domain of those keywords ..however, you will also notice that the 'what' and the 'is' is not highlighted as would be with regular words ..

    In my opinion it should not harm - just back it up with other keyword strategies and you'll be absoluitely fine

    I've used it with 'a' and it works just dandy

    Hope that helps
    Goldie...
     
  3. agente808

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    it's not beneficial if it's not part of the keyphrase you are trying to rank for.

    if the keyword is available as-is you need to get that, if the problem is that the keyword is taken, then the fewer characters you add, the better, and it's better to add the non-exact match to the end of the domain.

    so for example: keyword1.com will do better than whatiskeyword.com

    ...unless... "what is keyword" gets a decent amount of traffic as a secondary keyword-phrase
     
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  4. ddwebmaster

    ddwebmaster Registered Member

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    Yes, i agree with the both of you. It makes more sense now.
     
  5. NapsteR

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    if your keyword have "stop words" in it already its good to use.

    like 'buy shoe and sock" . If you dont have and in your keyword, it doesnt have any advantage. its just like another domain with your keyword in it.

    For example, your keyword is just "buy shoe sock" . If you register buyshoeandsock.com then its same like buyshoesocktoday.com or buyshoesockstore.com . It doesnt have any advantage
     
  6. xeninc

    xeninc Newbie

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    bump...

    i'm a little confused and could use some advice on this topic as well...i don't meant to thread hi-jack but i feel my question pertains to the OP's question...

    i have a local domain that gets these search results in the big G keyword tool

    keyword1 in keyword2 = 1300 searches (with the word "in" + EMD dot com available)

    keyword1 keyword2 = 1300 searches (without the word "in" + EMD dot com NOT available)

    i would assume, not being an expert in any sense, that since big G keyword tool tells me there are 1300 searches, regardless of "in" being present or not, that i would be able to register the EMD with "in" present the middle - and not suffer any particular issues with the stop word.

    am i correct?

    if i am correct, then would it not be worth it to register the "keyword1 in keyword2 dot com" in order to out-rank my competitor?