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Which is the best domain name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by MisterTwister, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    Which of the following would be the best domain for a uk based flower company specialising in flowers for weddings?

    (The following domain names are not the actual domains I am looking at just examples!)

    flowersweddings.com
    flowers-weddings.co.uk

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. richjerkoff

    richjerkoff Junior Member

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    I would choose the .com and it also has no hyphens which is even better.
     
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  3. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    Always go with a .com even if you have to add a hyphen. I have a hyphenated domain (****-****.com) that is ahead of ********.com. I really don't believe the hyphen is enough to make a difference in your ranking.
     
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  4. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    I almost always see domains WITH hyphen out ranking the no-hyphen sites.
     
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    SuperDuck Registered Member

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    From my experience I can say that the hyphen won't make any difference, and also I will go with the .com domain.

    Don't forget that backlinks and good unique content will make the difference between you and your competitors.
     
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    gregstereo Elite Member

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    A hyphen doesn't really devalue a name much if at all.

    I'd suggest grabbing both the .com and the .co.uk, forward and mask one to the other. Then over time you could do some A-B testing if you wanted. My main thought is if you're looking at a UK-based business and/or doing a lot of geo-targetted marketing, sometimes a ccTLD is actually better than a .com for organic results.
     
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  7. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    The business will be geo-targeted.

    I have grabbed both domains. How do you mask one domain to the other will a re-direct do?
     
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    gregstereo Elite Member

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    Sure you could do a simple 301 redirect. Or you could go into whereever the names are managed and they should have options to forward w/ or w/o masking in there.
     
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    brring-scam Newbie

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    com is the best tld
     
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    iwinyay1 Newbie

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    .com is the best one IMO but its still up to you though
     
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  11. daniel0

    daniel0 Newbie

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    i would take weddingflowsers.com
     
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  12. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    Although I bought both the domains I will be using the .com.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    See if you can get a non-plural version for wedding.
    I've just checked Global Monthly search volume figures from Google External - you can see all of them below for a match type "broad":

    flowers weddings - 49,500
    flowers wedding - 1,000,000
    flower weddings - 33,100
    flower wedding - 450,000

    As you can see, anything to do with wedding would get a bigger search volume than a similar phrase for weddings.
     
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  14. homenet

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    Good idea on getting them both, since its targetting UK customers personally I would have gone for the .co.uk and in my experience hyphens have absolutely no negative impact on your SEO.
     
  15. MLMGUROO

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    Hm...UK?

    Okay, none of the above.

    Try any of these though:

    flowershymeneals.com
    flowernuptials.com
    bloomerwedding.com
    flowerspell.com
    bloomernuptials.com
    flowerwedden.com

    BTW: I've just checked all these .com domains and I can confirm that they were not taken yet...:apple:

    I hope it helps.
     
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