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Which domain type is the best ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by GreenSea, May 9, 2009.

  1. GreenSea

    GreenSea Newbie

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    I'm working on some keyword targetted websites. So, I'll register some domains..

    For keyword what is your name;

    what-is-your-name.com
    whatisyourname.com

    Which is the best ?
     
  2. davioli

    davioli Regular Member

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    The one without the hyphens
     
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  3. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

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    minus hyphens if you can, although its not a major problem if there are hyphens as long as you dont have more than 3.
     
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  4. rainy

    rainy Registered Member

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    Like davioli said, the second one will work better. While it maybe harder for people to read, search engine won't have any difficulty to read and index it. Make sure your domain contain your keyword.

    For example, you decided in niche 'weight loss tips'. Rather than weight-loss-tips.com, it would be better weightlosstips.com
     
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  5. GreenSea

    GreenSea Newbie

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    Hmm.. Thanks a lot for the advices.
     
  6. benchlegs

    benchlegs Junior Member

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    As already posted, the second one is better if it is available.

    From my understanding, Google doesn't see hyphens, so it's viewed just as if they weren't there.

    The problem with hyphens is most people won't remember to put the hyphens in the search.
     
  7. transistor

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    hyphens suck. that said, i have dozens of domains with hyphens :eek:
     
  8. element_of_0ne

    element_of_0ne Junior Member

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    Yeah stay away from hyphens
     
  9. tetten

    tetten Newbie

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    The only thing that might speak FOR hyphens is the SE recognising your domain better as separate keywords. However just type "black hat" into google and you'll see that these words are also highlighted as keywords into domains without hyphens. No hyphens all the way !
     
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    Google doesn't like characters in between keywords, of course go for the no hyphens if it is available.
     
  11. cunxing

    cunxing Junior Member

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    i'll choose the domian name without characters .

    glad that GreenSea ask. i just want to post a question about it to make sure my opinion.