Using Long Tail Keyword

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spydj, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. spydj

    spydj Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    9
    Hi,

    I just got a simple question and I hope its the right place here to ask it:

    When using a long tail keyword in an url, does it matter if there are "-" between the single words?

    I know the keyword gets searched like this: "long key word". Should i now create longkeyword.com or long-key-word.com for the best seo usage?

    I hope you get what i am trying to ask ;) sorry for my bad english tho.


    Thanks!
     
  2. Nihilist

    Nihilist Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    75
    Occupation:
    Network Sec / Electronics / IT / Programming
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA, USA
    I believe I understand what your asking. Keywords in domain names have "very little" importance in actual SEO ranking calculations.

    The positive effects people see in the SERPs are generally a consequence of sites linking to the domain using the URL as anchor text - link text containing keywords is what helps the domain rank, not the actual appearance of the keyword in the domain name.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. spydj

    spydj Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    9
    Yeah that helped a lot :) So I simply choose the one version which looks better in url bar.

    Thanks!
     
  4. ru ru

    ru ru Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    30
    From my experience, dash doesn't affect ranking.
    Plural/singular and word order does.
    Anchor text, of course, contributes a lot.