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Using Long Tail Keyword

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

  1. spydj

    spydj Registered Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    From my experience, dash doesn't affect ranking.
    Plural/singular and word order does.
    Anchor text, of course, contributes a lot.