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What Do You All Think of Having the Word "And"in a URL?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by instaboy, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    what do you all think of having the word "and"in a URL? its part of the brand name

    other alternatives are to leave it out completely such as
    Dolce&Gabbana have done with: dolcegabbana d-o-t-c-o-m

    or to put a "n" in place such as
    CrookCastle have done with: crooksncastles d-o-t-c-o-m


    so out of all the options "and" "n" and just plain out leaving it out what do you guys think would be the best in terms of SEO does it not matter?

    say my company name is say oh i dont know "jungles and greenbeans" and i named my site "junglesgreenbeans d-o-t-c-o-m" would it get indexed exactly the same way no matter what variation of my business name people searched for? whether they typed in: "jungles and greenbeans" or "jungles & greenbeans" or "jungles greenbeans" would my indexing be the same no mattter what?
     
  2. Troshi

    Troshi Senior Member

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    It doesn't matter.
     
  3. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    what about a company liek say "Crooks & Castles"

    wouldnt it have better if they named their website "crooksANDcastles" instead of "crooksNcastles"?
     
  4. Checkered hat

    Checkered hat Junior Member

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    It doesn't matter for seo. People will type NAME and NAME. Google suggest will auto suggest "and" after people typing in first NAME.
     
  5. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    thanks wondering though
    if google auto suggested "AND" wouldnt "crooksANDcastles" rank higher than "crooksNcastle" since it has the auto suggested word?
     
  6. AdAstra

    AdAstra Newbie

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    IMO without "and" would be better for SE
     
  7. Checkered hat

    Checkered hat Junior Member

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    Well, you are approaching this backwardly.
    Google suggests only suggests what people usually type, Google doesn't improvise. > People type as they remember > Visually or Audibly > They get all this info from actually knowing your brand.

    To sum it all, if you build Brand then Google is your bitch not the other way around. So create your brand and google will direct people to your domain whatever name you choose.

    Take care.
     
  8. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why are you too cheap to buy all 3 variations lol???