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Which Domain is the Most SEO Optimized?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by SRLee, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. SRLee

    SRLee Junior Member

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    Assuming the keyword here is: how to go black hat.

    1. how-togoblackhat.com/.net/.org

    2. howto-goblackhat.com/.net/.org

    3. howtogo-blackhat.com/.net/.org

    4. howtogoblack-hat.com/.net/.org

    By the way, is a domain with 2 dashes, i.e domain--name.com, optimized?
     
  2. SRLee

    SRLee Junior Member

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    Any input?

    Please and thank you! :)
     
  3. shadowguy

    shadowguy Junior Member

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    2 dashes sucks.
    .com is better, i'd say not 4 because some people spell "blackhat" not "black hat", the first 3 should be equal
     
  4. AgentOrange_MkUltra

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    Drop the hyphens if you can. They don't have good fame currently. If you really need to have them, try to have them between ALL the words (how-to-go-black-hat.com), so at least you get a minimal seo advantage (but some state that hyphens are classified as spammy per se). You may shorten the frequently united words (black hat > blackhat) to one.

    blackhat-howto.com would be better than any above, and would still be bad. Try other keywords or another tld. Better a .cx extension than hyphens in a .com.
     
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  5. LadRak

    LadRak Registered Member

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    howto-goblackhat.com

    From those 4, this one is the best.

    I doubt it has any influence regarding SEO related to the others (having twohorses or two-horses is considered the same by google, except the domain size [the shorter, the better]).

    Now familiarity... there's something completely different altogether. People will recognize that one better.
     
  6. bigwali

    bigwali Junior Member

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    None of them. Drop the hypens, dashes. Rethink this strategy. I had a hypenated website and it was buried and nothing I could do could change it.
     
  7. poisonsembrace

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    Unless you can get the keyword.com .net or .org, it's best to move on. There are better (easier) sites and niches you can pursue.

    I still believe a hyphen is better than a prefix or suffix but at the end of the day it is only one part of the SEO puzzle.