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Want to register domains with dash

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by roki4ka, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. roki4ka

    roki4ka Senior Member

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    Hello,

    I am in need of 5 more domains for my 5 new websites.

    Found fantastic keywords and I want to put them in my domains also.

    4 of 5 are parked.

    However, the variants with a dash are available.

    2 of these 4 are with 2 dashes, aka blabla-blabla-blabla.com

    and the other 2 are with 1 dash only.

    The words are relevant to each other and make a good phrase - they are not just thrown keywords.

    How do you see dashes in domain names?
     
  2. InstaWrite

    InstaWrite Junior Member

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    I personally don't like dashed urls. Because they are hard to remember, and I believe if you someone has the "un"dashed version of your url then chances are they will be getting the most hits than you. Just a personal opinion.
     
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    They look bad honestly
     
  4. deeddy

    deeddy Registered Member

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    They don't look too bad, unless you are using long tail exact match domains with 3+ keywords. I've seen a lot of domains with dashes actually getting very good SERPS. To be honest, they remind me of the old school days, so whenever I see such a domain, I immediately think they are online since '90s. EMD domains (with and without dashes) are still doing good, no matter what Google and others say.
     
  5. roki4ka

    roki4ka Senior Member

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    I think that with the dashes it becomes a little too long, but the keyword is super hot, it has over 70k searches per month with extremely low competition - 11 according to moz. There are no PBN domains on the 1st page.

    Basically, the word is ready to be dominated. Only the domain is kinda long and I am not really sure if google likes dashes at all. The domain with the keyword without dashes is parked, not active site.
     
  6. Mex

    Mex Junior Member

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    If the domains are earning money, who cares if they are ugly. If they become a success, later you can buy the undashed version.
     
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    daica85 Regular Member

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    In some cases, you should try to avoid dashes in domain, it's not good. Try .com first then .net, .org or some TLDs domains. If all are gone, then you can choose domain with dashes.
     
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    Check this out
     
  9. CyberHour

    CyberHour Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Like others already say... just don't .
    Why you don't go for keywords.co/io/org/net/co.uk or whatever for example.
     
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    Dashes looks bad in domains, You can always go .co or other good extensions.
     
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  12. youtalkmedia

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    If you want to grow a brand dashes are a killer. If you are looking for traffic from social media or Search engines, I don't think dashes are all that bad... To be honest though, I have never bought a dashed domain because something about it turns me off... I much rather have .net .org etc.