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    Keyword Order and Exact Match Domains


    I am putting up a site for a contracting company small business. I am trying to decide on a domain name and I have a few options with keywords in the domain name. Can you tell me which domain you think would rank higher for seo purposes only, not branding or anything else. This is not the niche, these are just example keywords:

    I want to rank for the keyword phrase "houston plumbers"

    So I have a choice between:

    1. plumbershouston.com
    2. houstoncustomplumbers.com

    One domain has the keywords in reverse order, one domain has them in the right order but with a word in between. Which do you think would get a better seo boost for exact match keywords?

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    It doesn't matter. Either one will get stomped by quality SEO regardless of the domain name. So, knowing that, go with a good brand and do some real SEO.
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    I think it does matter a little bit, I would use the correct order, but there's a lot more to it than just the url as stated above.
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    I'm aware that there is more to it with backlinks and seo and so forth, but I'm just wondering just for the sake of emd juice what would be higher. Anyone done any testing on this?
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    If your talking about a test for reversing words compared to non reversing. Find some urls and do some searches, but keep in mind as soon as the algo changes that test might be void. Also keep in mind other seo elements will also affect the results.

    you could also use
    houstonplumbershelp.com
    houstonplumberstips.com
    are also aval.
    Someone with a nuke stick please nuke this double post.
    Last edited by Test-ok; Aug 27th, 2013 at 07:56 PM.
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    If your talking about a test for reversing words compared to non reversing. Find some urls and do some searches, but keep in mind as soon as the algo changes that test might be void. Also keep in mind other seo elements will also affect the results.

    you could also use
    houstonplumbershelp.com
    houstonplumberstips.com
    are also aval.
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    I just tested my EMK and it ranks the same both forward and reverse, so I would go for what looks/sounds more natural.
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    Agreed. I would go with whatever domain looks (and sounds) less spammy.

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