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Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by abyssal_miss, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    I'm planning a semi broad site.. Though I wish to earn some revenue through adsense, I would like this to be a site that viewers would like to frequent. What I'm wondering is whether it would be best to come up with a clever site name and leave it at that, or go with a domain titled after one of my keywords? Obviously the latter will have a bit of an advantage, but so will the first. I don't know about you but if I see a site titled after an annoying long tail keyword, I probably won't visit it or remember it, but maybe that's just me. What do you think? :)
     
  2. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    Anyone?
     
  3. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    The only time keyword domains would make a significant difference is in a competitive niche in my opinion where it allows faster and easier ranking. But with what you're trying to do it's a much better idea to have a memorable domain.
     
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    Autumn Elite Member

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    They're too completely different strategies, each with their own pros and cons.

    Short domain: easily brandable and memorable, will stand out in the surfer's mind, and therefore maybe get more bookmarkers and return visits (if your content is good).

    Long domain: you'll rank more easily for your target keyphrase, possibly at the expense of click throughs on other keyphrases because your site looks a bit spammy in the serps.

    Basically if you're looking to build an "authority" site, use the short, catchy domain and build your own little brand. You'll be getting traffic from a large range of keyphrases - no single keyphrase matters that much. If you're building (micro)niche sites, use the keyword domain so you can get an instant leg up for that keyphrase at least.
     
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    socraterra Newbie

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    You should definitely go for a keyword domain.. it will help you rank better and much faster, which is very important.
     
  6. unselfishfan

    unselfishfan Registered Member

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    short domain, so that it will stick in a visitor's mind.
    it's better targeted than long tail keywords imho.
    people already want what they remember, but you gotta
    weed out key word tire- kickers to get those rankings.
    you want interested buyers-get those, and rankings shouldn't matter much
    when you connect with interested buying people.
     
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    jaswilli77 Newbie

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    I think You should definitely go for a keyword domain.