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Which domain to choose?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by GutierresSEO, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. GutierresSEO

    GutierresSEO Registered Member

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    Recently I found a potentially profitable niche, and this is where things get more complicated, because the obvious EMD is not available, but I think I could work around it. Let me see if I can explain it to you without being too confusing. So the EMD would be composed by two words, but word1word2.com is already taken, so I thought of using word2word1.com that's still available. It makes more sense if you read word1word2, but it also makes sense if you read word2word1, from what I understand the order of the words in any given KW matters, so using word1word2 wouldn't be the same as using word2word1, but what I saw by using the Google Keyword Tool and confirmed using Traffic Travis, is that word1word2 and word2word1 have exactly the same amount of searches. How is this possible if the order of the words on the KW is important to Google? Could Google assume as beeing the same search?

    Would you think I'd be better of with the domain word2word1.com or with the domain word1-word2.com, that is also available. For marketing purposes (on FB, YouTube, etc) it would be better to use word1-word2.com, as it makes more sense to read that way, but for SEO would it be better to use word2word1.com? I've read that Google doesn't like dashes... So I need some help/advice from the experts on which domain to choose.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. GutierresSEO

    GutierresSEO Registered Member

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    That would be the obvious choice, but that's the domain that is already taken. So it's either word2word1.com or word1-word2.com
    For example, would you choose "housebuy.com" or "buy-house.com" ?
     
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    sogregory Newbie

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    Let me see if i can help. Basically google indexes new sites based of exact keyword phrase and then over time it indexes you on broad match phrase. This is important because --- if it's a new site - you should stick to getting the exact match first!

    so if you are targeting trout fishing - your EMD should be name1name2 AND NOT name2name1.



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