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Which one of these domains are better for SEO! ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by methos, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. methos

    methos Supreme Member

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    Hello IMers,


    After long discussions and controversies about which kind of domain form are better in SEO i decide to take your idea also !

    lets say the niche is : clash of clans hack so the best domain "for SEO" is Clashofclanshack.com or clash-of-clans-hack.com ?


    Lets make it fir :)
    Good day
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've never been a fan of hyphenated domains, so I would choose the non-hyphenated version. I've never tested it, but I would imagine both are equal as far as any SEO benefits are concerned.
     
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  3. kancelari

    kancelari Junior Member

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    go for domain without dashes and use subdomains for other keywords like tool.clashofclanshack.com facebook.clashofclanshack.com , there is more power on subdomain then on articles.
     
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    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Don't use hyphens if you can, I don't think it will be much SEO difference.

    Nothing major at least.
     
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    No hyphens. The problem is that people wouldn't want to type all the hyphens instead, sticking everything together works better.
     
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    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    SEO wise not much difference, but hyphens are bad for typing.. ppl are lazy.
     
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    According to me it is the without Dash (-) one . Clashofclanshack.com
     
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    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I really try to avoid dashes when possible. I'd get the first.
     
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    Hyphens aren't well received, but if you are going to do anything remotely related to ppd fake game hacks I don't think it matters. People will only visit your site once, no need for returning once they realized they just got screwed. A hypened domain could help in long tails and exact match which would help in seo but I haven't tested this myself. If you are expecting return visitors go no hyphen, if not then I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    Domain include Hyphens may be a negative SEO ranking factor. Hyphenated domains are often perceived as lower quality.
     
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    Both can rank well but hypen doesn't look that professional neither it is easy to type or remember :)
     
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    I agree - not much difference in terms of SEO but hyphens definitely has a negative effect on user experience - it's harder to type and doesn't look as nice either.
     
  13. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I'm surprised about how many other people don't like hyphens as well, but I agree with what everyone is saying about it being a bit more difficult for the user to type; it might have a negative impact on your direct traffic in the future.
     
  14. iulianalex

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    clashofclanshack.com .net or .org is taken a long time ago mate
     
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    Always try to go with non hyphen version, those are look more professional. no difference for seo benefit.
     
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    OP was just using that as an example. :)
     
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    you can use the first one that you mentioned
     
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    So many people have same thoughts when it comes to choosing the domain name. Well, I'll suggest the one without any hyphens. But I don't think it has greater seo benefits than the other one.
     
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    Ditto. Hyphens are difficult to type.
     
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