What should be my site title if the domain for the keyword is taken?

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  1. ajushi

    ajushi Registered Member

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm creating a micro niche site and I found out that my keyword is taken so what I did was add a prefix to my keyword e.g. MYkeyword.com

    I'm wondering SEO wise, what should be the title of my site? (the one inside the <title> tags)

    Should it be:

    1. <title>Keyword</title>

    or

    2. <title>My Keyword</title>

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Avian

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    I say put it in the title tags with just Keyword, or number 1. I'm new to this though.
     
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    Keyword alone for seo.
    My keyword for branding + seo.

    If people aren't likely to possibly remember your domain and return, just keyword.
     
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    discohornet Newbie

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    just the keyword. but in the end it really will be one of the 99 things that make your site a success.
     
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    it should be something catchy that includes your keyword somewhere
     
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    Agreed. Also you probably have related keywords too so something like.

    best keyword - what you should know or something catchy idd
     
  7. ajushi

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    I just want to share my experience and the mistake I made.

    My site used to have the title "Best Keyword". Google has already indexed my page after a day and I got a couple of clicks the next day from 4ds3ns.

    Then the following day I was reading and I've read that it's a great idea to include only the keyword so since I've just launched my site I thought it's the best time to change the title if I'm ever going to tweak it I'm going to tweak it now. I did change it to "Keyword" to improve density. The sad part is I can't see my site in 600gle anymore. Too bad the day before I saw a visitor coming from 600gl3 in my stats. Looking back I think it really didn't matter that much that I got "best + keyword" in my title. What really did matter is changing it. What are your opinion guys?
    Anyway I guess that's one lesson learned that the ebooks don't teach you :)
     
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    I change my title a few times to see which one gets more clicks and i haven't seen a drop in rankings yet. Maybe you are just seeing the google dance due to it being a new site?
     
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    Google shows it on their result
     
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    I hope so though. I found my site on search results and the text hasn't changed yet.
     
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    Just use the Keyword's you're ranking for accompanied by something relevant. This will be fine - just as long as it isn't something like "Sweet Laptops Mate" lol