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which domain name?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Hi on Helium, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Hi on Helium

    Hi on Helium Newbie

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    Hello BHW,

    I am in the process of picking a domain name and I have been doing some key word research. I've narrowed my choices down to 2 EMDs of the same TLD and I would like to hear your input.

    note: this will end up turning into a large site because it's in a field that I am studying right now and they are both pretty good names for a site like this.

    Keyword1 - a three word key word
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    Local (US and English Speaking):
    broad searches / month: 4,000,000
    exact searches / month: 5,500
    phrase searches / month: 6,500
    Global:
    broad searches / month: 11,000,000
    exact searches / month: 18,000
    phrase searches / month: 22,000
    intitle:"keyword1": 32,000
    inurl:"keyword1": 17,000
    inurl:"keyword1" intitle:"keyword1": 14,000
    Keyword2 - a two word key word
    Code:
    Local (US and English Speaking):
    broad searches / month: 33,000
    exact searches / month: 12,000
    phrase searches / month: 22,000
    Global:
    broad searches / month: 40,500
    exact searches / month: 15,000
    phrase searches / month: 27,000
    intitle:"keyword2": 291,000
    inurl:"keyword2": 185,000
    inurl:"keyword2" intitle:"keyword2": 118,000
    Just given the exact searches for the 2 key words I would have taken keyword2 because it has twice as many local(US & English speaking) searches as keyword 1 does. However when I saw the HUGE difference in broad searches (almost 30,000% change) between the two, I started to think Keyword1 was a better choice.

    Then I looked at the competition I would be up against (intitle, inurl, and both) and keyword 1(the one with a whole lot more broad searches) looks like it will be easier to rank because it only has about 1/10th the number of pages.

    If you could please tell my your opinion about which one to go after and why you would do so, that would be great.

    Many thanks,
    -HoH
     
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  2. Zemanel_

    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    Take both.
     
  3. Hi on Helium

    Hi on Helium Newbie

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    Zemanel_ Thanks for the advise, but they are CO domains, not COM so I think I'm just gonna purchase one. any ideas which one I should pick?

    -HoH
     
  4. minimo88

    minimo88 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Look at the top ten rankings for both keywords.

    Use a Firefox add on called seo quake

    The top ten are your real competition. Don't go for keywords based on their all in title some keywords could have 600k all in title but the top ten rankings could all be web 2.0 sites which are easy to outrank.

    For your future don't just rely on statistics above (you have mentioned)
     
  5. Zemanel_

    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    In that case take the first one.
    Cheers!