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When deciding on a domain name?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by acewondersx, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. acewondersx

    acewondersx Newbie

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    What is more important? Making sure that your keywords are in the title of the web site or that the name is a memorable concise name?

    I'm thinking that stuffing the domain name with the keyword would be more important for black hat SEO, but for White Hat making sure the name is memorable would be better. Am I correct?
     
  2. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    I would put the keyword in the domain as long as it doesnt sound spammy.
    for example i wouldnt do make-money-at-home-easy.com
     
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  3. masteraffmarket

    masteraffmarket Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Really depends on the niche. None if my sites are 100% white or black hat
    But for me I got for a cross between the 2 options. Something
    With the main kw in it but also remberable

    So if your targeting a 4 word keyword like 'remedy for tinnitus'
    I would get a domain like http tinnitusexposed.com

    Or something similar.
     
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  4. shudogg

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    Keyword in the domain, in the correct word order. Also try not to do dashes. If there aren't any other options, I use 1 dash. When selling a product or something like say "iPhone 4" you could do like: buyiphone4.com (adding a buy keyword in there). Usually I try to get the domain as exact as I can to my main keyword.
     
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  6. acewondersx

    acewondersx Newbie

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    Is the website title that important in SEO? I thought you could just stuff the website and the meta tags with the keyword, then get a lot of backlinks and that would help you more than having the keyword in your domain.
     
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    DO NOT I repeat. DO NOT stuff anything. This is the
    quickest way to lose momentum

    Use your main kw for title and place it
    and a couple others in meta of homepage
     
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    Stuffing keywords was like 5 years ago dude, where have you been? Do not stuff your keywords.

    The worst I do is use CSS "display:none" around my h1 or h2 tags. Depends on what type of site I am creating. If I am using a lot of images and normal text on the page would look tacky, I hide the h1 tag using CSS. I have not noticed any negative impact doing this. In fact, I am page 1 for a fairly high competition keyword hiding my h1 tag.

    You want your keyword in the domain, the title, meta keywords, meta description, in the H1 tag, and in the body of the page.

    Then build backlinks. Don't forget to create a bunch of anchor text backlinks using your keyword. I do about 80% normal backlinks and 20% anchor text. If you do mostly anchor text, that may look un-natural.

    Then focus on high PR and authority backlinks, edu/gov backlinks.

     
  9. HeroWillDrown

    HeroWillDrown Junior Member

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    It depends. Having keywords in your domain gives a quick nudge to the search engines to rank your site faster, but I can't say having no keyword in domains won't rank your site faster, in my experience it's just that if you have keywords in domains, it will be faster.

    As for your second question, doesn't mean you're doing black hat seo if you have keyword domain, I do white hat seo on most of my keyword domains also.
     
  10. dunk15us

    dunk15us Regular Member

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    Not completely related, but just make sure you are cognizant of having trademarked keywords in your domain and the potential for legal issues etc.
     
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