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What to do if domain with keywords is taken

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by delnabo, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. delnabo

    delnabo Regular Member

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    If domainwithkeywords.com is taken,

    which of the following is better for SEO purposes?

    1) domainwithkeywordsBEST.com (add one word to the end)

    2) domainwith-keywords.com (add hyphen)
     
  2. Meres

    Meres Junior Member

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    if you're 100% promoting with go with the dashes, if theres a possibility u will use other methods, stay away from them.
     
  3. Spawn

    Spawn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    not true one of my competitors is glued to #1 position and has 2 dashes.
     
  4. volund

    volund Senior Member

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    I have never had any problem getting a domain with dashes between the words ranked. As far as I can tell Google just ignores them altogether. Now I do believe that people notice them so I would try and keep it to one if possible but Google does not seem to care.

    If you are planning on any kind of branding then I would stay away from the dashes because nobody is going to remember to type them in.
     
  5. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    There are a few things you can do:

    1. Add on a word to your original KW phrase. For example, if your KW was "dog training tips", you could add something like "info" or "online" to the end of that. Just remember to keep your original KW phrase intact.

    2. You can your name or a persona. This is good for becoming an authority figure in a niche.

    3. You can use something short and catchy. This can have the same effect as #2 as well as even become viral.
     
  6. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    "-" can be considered as seo friendly in ur situation and adding another word can be considered as user-friendly. Choose whichever you want.