1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

which is best, E-M-D.com or EMD.net?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by spencer2011, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. spencer2011

    spencer2011 Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi, guys
    if EMD.com is not available. which is best, E-M-D.com or EMD.net or EMD.org?
    I want to listen your advices.
    thanks
     
  2. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    1,268
    EMD.net or EMD.org. I haven't had much luck with E-M-D.com
     
  3. Tomwinners1

    Tomwinners1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    2
    Choose the EMD.net then EMD.org
    E-M-D is not the EMD
     
  4. grav6

    grav6 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    England
    I would go with EMD.net/EMD.org, but the domain's just the start of it. Good luck, mate.
     
  5. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    370
    Occupation:
    IM
    Location:
    On a rock in space
    or EMD7.com, EMDfree.com etc
     
  6. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    832
    Likes Received:
    863
    Occupation:
    Cleaning servers
    google doesnt "see" hypens so with e-m-d.com you are not loosing nothing on seo, if that is your main concern.
     
  7. flc735

    flc735 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    82
    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    .com assuming this is a 3 word kw
     
  8. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    2,910
    Everybody hates on the dash - fine leave them all for me. There's nothing wrong with having dashes in your url as long as it makes sense.

    Don't do w-ord.com or w-o-r-d.com but if you do one-two.com it's fine.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Raven13

    Raven13 Power Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    402
    Occupation:
    Online Business coaching & Consulting.
    Location:
    Location independant (Now: Rio de janeiro)
    Home Page:
    EMD.COM EMD.NET EMD.ORG they rank much better
     
  10. grav6

    grav6 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    England
    For branding purposes, I see EMD as better (easier for visitors to remember and retype in the future, and for word of mouth), but just looking at it from an SEO perspective, it seems that Google (don't know about Bing) doesn't care if there are hyphens or slight variations (such as plural, but I could be wrong). (I think the much loved Matt Cutts even once mentioned hyphens aren't penalised.) However, on here there seems to be a lot of emphasis on EMD from an SEO perspective. (I only ever had one EMD until I joined this forum, although I chose it by accident.) What's your take on pluralisation and other slight variations? (Although the domain is just one small piece of the picture.)
     
  11. PachucoBro

    PachucoBro Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Controls Engineering Manager
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Ummm then I guess you never use the SPACE bar when typing in searches? Because then that wouldn't be EMD either.

    The dashes don't matter as far as SEO.

    As others have said it is more for the purpose of looking good and easy to remember for humans and best for branding.
     
  12. jiffee

    jiffee Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    2
    Since I don't see the point opening a new thread about domain names.

    Is it better for my to use a catchy six-letter phrase like webjet d-o-t c-o-m for a domain or one that actually mentions keywords, such as cheapflightspronto d-o-t c-o-m, assuming you were trying to rank for cheap flights and related phrases.

    I would definitely prefer something like webjet and could see it being grown into a brand name, but I don't think it contributes to on-site SEO.
     
  13. spencer2011

    spencer2011 Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    thank everyone, i want the new domain name is better SEO. just for it.
     
  14. rastan

    rastan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    80
    in my experience hypens take more time to rank
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. cruzino

    cruzino Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    6
    Google supposedly does not see the hyphens, so two or less hyphens in my opinion is no big deal. However, this is only if search ranking is the only source of traffic. If you want users to remember your name, then EMD.net/org is much better. If it were me, I would just go with that, it looks better. Also, some people like the .org domain name, as it is associated with non-profits. So, it depends on your topic and traffic goals.
     
  16. calebmann

    calebmann Power Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    298
    Occupation:
    FULL TIME INTERNET
    Location:
    Digitopia
    I have had good success with E-M-D.com that is always what i go to when my EMD is not available.
     
  17. phlex

    phlex Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    6
    Occupation:
    Product / Business Developer
    It's strange that so many people say EMD.com would be better than E-M-D.com, for example... because that's not my experience at all. Doesn't matter for SEO at all, I think. For branding, sure - if you are actually expected type-ins and all. But for pure SEO like most here do it it does not make a difference for the ranking.

    Don't split your keywords, though. if your KW is "combination" don't do "combi-nation.tld"... but if your KW is e.g. "green dogs", you're totally fine with either "greendogs.tld" or "green-dogs.tld". And I think, for multiple word KWs the dashes can bring you more clicks because of a better readability of the domain name. Example: KW is "buygreendogsnow"... for that case I would often prefer "buy-green-dogs-now.tld" rather than "buygreendogsnow.tld" because it's easier for the user to identify the term they were actually looking for in the search results.