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Will this affect my ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by KardoseR, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. KardoseR

    KardoseR Regular Member

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    Well, let's say I found good keyword with a good search rate and low competition. For example they are: black white. I can't buy the domain "blackwhite.com" but only "blackswhite.com" with the "s" in after "black (the keywords here are just examples, I can't tell you them).

    Will the "s" affect negatively my ranking? or it will be mostly the same as "blackwhite.com" ?

    Doesn't matter if my domain is "blackwhite.com" or "blackswhite.com", will they rank the same for the keyword "black white" ??

    thanks
     
  2. mohammedsuhaib

    mohammedsuhaib Junior Member

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    in absence of any further info as to what is "black" and "white".. i would say, get blackwhitex or xblackwhite instead of blackswhite...
     
  3. KardoseR

    KardoseR Regular Member

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    could you explain me why?
     
  4. Jackmitch

    Jackmitch Regular Member

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    I think what muhammedsuhaib is trying to say is, the keywords "black white" would be a more exact match if nothing was in between them so adding a prefix or suffix would be better. I'm not too sure what to make of it though but I am inclined to believe him.
     
  5. mohammedsuhaib

    mohammedsuhaib Junior Member

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    as i told you without any info on the keyword i really cant comment.. however if the keyword black can have a plural by putting s then maybe you can go with it.. but if putting s doesnt make any sense or meaning then its better you keep the two words together one way or the other...

    e.g. lets take your example of blackwhite... you see blacks doesnt make any sense..

    however if its applepie maybe you could use applespie
    OR take another example skintreatment then skinstreatment wont make any sense and in my opinion skintreatmentx or xskintreatment is preferable

    i hope you get the point i am trying to make..
     
  6. KardoseR

    KardoseR Regular Member

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    or maybe i can try to contact the domain owner? he is selling something that is completely different from the domain name, totally nonsense...

    and just for saying, the keyword will make sense with the "s" in "blacks white"
     
  7. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    Well, the thing is all the variants here won't affect your rankings. It may be good to have keywords in your domain name, but now this factor is hardly of any importance. Billions of domains without any exact match rank great. I think you should by a discoverable domain with adding letters to the end, not in the middle (like blackwhites.com), but this is all about visual perception, not rankings at all.