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using keywords in domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by loginname, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    Hey

    I'm wondering about using keywords in domain name. I've learned that it's a good idea to include keywords in the domain name. So I did some research and did find a keyphrase which is being searched for 1500000 times each month. Now I searched for the domain having both keywords (crazy and stuff)So when I check if crazystuff.com is available I see it's already taken. All domains I came come up with (domains which include 2 keywords) are taken
    :(

    So I thought what if I change domain to somecrazystuff.com, is it bad to put "some" on the front? will it hurt the use of keywords in domainname?

    PS: somecrazystuff.com is just an exmaple in this context
     
  2. biks

    biks Power Member

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    Why not crazy-stuff.com? You can always get the wording you want with a hypen.
     
  3. yoyas

    yoyas Junior Member

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    Better than somecrazystuff.com should be crazystuffsomething.com or crazy-stuff.com
    The best of all: Use a subdomain, so you have crazystuff.domain.com and is as good as crazystuff.com and also cheaper.
     
  4. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    Yeah but in this case crazy-stuff.com is already taken
     
  5. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    What I want is to use the domain name to help site on ranking, so that's way I try to include 2 keywords into the domain....

    What If I uses a keyphrase which is relevent to my niche, but it's monthly search volume is very low (1900) compared to the one above. Should I then choose to use this keyphrase as domain... or should I go for somecrazystuff.com.. which approach is best for ranking?

    please, somecrazystuff.com is just an example
     
  6. Biscut

    Biscut Regular Member

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    Is there another keyword in your niche that you can use to combine the two for a domain? If "get crazy" is another keyword then you could combine them to make "getcrazystuff.com".

    I've used that approach in my last two domains and they are ranked fairly well for both keywords. My main keyword that I was targeting was like your example with a word on the front of it. I just chose to use a word that also happened to be another keyword.
     
  7. stressfree

    stressfree Senior Member

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    yes it helps wiothout a doubt. I mean who would have web site called "besttv.com" but it's about rabbits? So the SE's know right away it's relevant.
     
  8. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    Sure its better to have keywords in your domain name, I would go with something like funnycrazystuff as funny is a keyword that is likely to add to your traffic more than "some"
    and its all available except .com
     
  9. highrs

    highrs Newbie

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    In my experience, having a keyword in the domain name only helps in non competitive searches. for example, even if you have the domain carinsurance.com - it won't get any results in serp's based on the domain alone.
    But in niche searches you can get first sport with the domain name only, no inbound links or anything else (and i have few real examples too...)
     
  10. bijikpalir

    bijikpalir Regular Member

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    Revelant backlinks with proper anchor text is most important if you want to rank your site. Domain keyword just make it easier and faster.
     
  11. aylos67

    aylos67 Newbie

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    i agree with that comment..
     
  12. hmeister

    hmeister BANNED BANNED

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    Sub-domains just don't work for me and I've tried lots of times with zero success. Anyone else achieved anything with a SD?
     
  13. leperrine

    leperrine Registered Member

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  14. leperrine

    leperrine Registered Member

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    Find a pr3 or above domain in an auction like godaddy and once you have the domain you can change the content without it affecting PR then create a page on your new site so newdomain.com/keyword. Then create keyword rich content. Then create as many backlinks with your keyword in ancor text leading to newdomain.com/keyword and presto
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  15. bijikpalir

    bijikpalir Regular Member

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    It seems a nice ideas to me. What exactly you do on newdomain.com? Do you put any related article and point the link juice for newdomain.com/keyword?
     
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    showboytridin Regular Member

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    I can 't get good results with sub-domains.
     
  17. macgizmoguy

    macgizmoguy Newbie

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    I'm big on hypenated, keyword-loaded-domains. The search engines are getting smarter about extracting words rather intelligently but I've had great success with hyphens for absolute keyword clarity. Some SEO's diss 'em, but I'm-Laughing-All-The-Way-To-The-Bank.
     
  18. n2zen

    n2zen Regular Member

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    I'm not big on hyphenated. I've had better luck with somecrazystuff instead of crazy-stuff. Perhaps its down to some of the techniques that are being used behind the scenes as to why people have such different views.

    Why not try both, spin the content slightly so it's unique, promote both similarly and then share your results with us?
     
  19. dizen

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    Which one is better in terms of SEO , crazy-stuff.com or stuffcrazy.com ?