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    URL questions


    Hello

    what is better www.keyword - keyword .com
    or www.keyword - kewrod.net
    or www.keywrod - keywrod - word . com

    thanks

    Guy
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    Neither one.

    Better, www.keyword.com
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    Originally Posted by Kasparoff
    Neither one.

    Better, www.keyword.com
    Here we go again, people avoiding questions.

    I would go with keyword-keyword.com
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    Originally Posted by AltherrWeb
    Here we go again, people avoiding questions.

    I would go with keyword-keyword.com
    Do you mean keyword1 + keyword2? Or just a double keyword separated by dash? If you choose the second, than you might get banned by a spam filter when your keyword is overly expressed in the URL.
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    Originally Posted by Kasparoff
    Neither one.

    Better, www.keyword.com
    Yep! Most people don't remember domain names with a dash. I like the following checklist for choosing a domain name available @ http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum25/614.htm.

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    I have outlined 13 metrics to judge a domain name in a self-appraisal.

    1) Marketability

    2) Phone Test

    3) Name Length

    4) Brand Recognition

    5) Development Value

    6) Dot Value

    7) Site Traffic natural

    8) Site Traffic by Search Engines

    9) Industry Strength and Positioning

    10) Search Engine Popularity

    11) Grammatical / Linguistic value

    12) Revenue Generating

    13) Comparable sales value



    1) Marketability

    How many parts make up the name?

    A part is classified as a word, a hyphen, or a number.

    Example.com has only 1 part, the word “example”.

    JoeTheFisherman.com has 3 parts, the parts “Joe”, “The”, and “Fisherman”.

    Joe-Fisherman.com has 3 parts, the parts “Joe”, “hyphen”, and “Fisherman”.

    1Fisherman.com has 2 parts, the parts “1”, and “Fisherman”.

    eFisherman.com has 2 parts, the parts “E”, and “Fisherman”.

    1 part award 100 points

    2 parts award 10 points

    3 parts award 2 points

    4 parts award 1 point

    5 parts or more award 0 points


    2) Phone Test

    Try giving out the Domain Name on the phone. How does the domain name sound on the phone.

    Does the domain use a hyphen or a number?

    Do I spell out a number inside the name ex: (“one”)?

    Does the domain use a miss-spelling at all?

    If the answer to these questions is all “no” then multiple current score by 5.

    If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then divide current score by 2.


    3) Name Length (doesn’t include the length of “www.” or “.” or the ending extension)

    Find the highest rule that applies.

    If 1 part and the name is less then or equal to 8 characters, then multiple current score by 6.

    If 1 part and the name is less then or equal to 15 characters, then multiple current score by 3.

    If 1 part and the name is less then or equal to 19 characters, then multiple current score by 2.

    If 2 parts and the name is less then or equal to 10 characters, then multiple current score by 4.

    If 2 parts and the name is less then or equal to 16 characters, then multiple current score by 3.

    If 2 parts and the name is less then or equal to 19 characters, then multiple current score by 2.

    If 3 parts and the name is less then or equal to 12 characters, then multiple current score by 2.


    4) Brand Recognition

    Do people know what the site does even before they even go there?

    Either through the meaning of the name or by advertising.

    An example of advertising is everyone knows Microsoft.com or ATT.com.

    Normal people will need to use the domain meaning to score on this point.

    If name has Brand Recognition then multiple current score by 3.


    5) Development Value

    How much work as been put into Developing the site?

    Just a Splash page then multiple current score by 2.

    Something more then a Splash page then multiple current score by 3.

    Has the domain ever hosted a website that received more then 1000 visitors a day then multiple current score by 25.


    6) Dot Value

    If .COM extension multiple current score by 3.

    If country extension multiple current score by 2.

    If country extension is now generic no bonus (example .CC, .TV, .WS)


    7) Site Traffic Natural

    10-39 natural type-ins multiple current score by 4.

    40-100 natural type-ins multiple current score by 8.

    100+ natural type-ins multiple current score by 25.

    Natural type-ins means (Unique IPs without referrers)


    8) Site Traffic by Search Engines

    10-39 Unique IPs multiple current score by 2.

    40-500 Unique IPs multiple current score by 3.

    500+ Unique IPs multiple current score by 4.


    9) Industry Strength and Positioning

    Does the domain have a calling? If the domain has a targeted industry how crowded is that industry? Does the domain accurately and generically describe what it was registered to do. Here is an example, For a travel agent, FlyCheap.com is a score 3. For a travel agent TravelCheap.com is a score 7.

    Describes generically the industry then multiple current score by 7.

    Describes specifically something in the industry then multiple current score by 3.


    10) Search Engine Popularity

    How do the terms in the domain name rank in Search Engines?

    “Great”, then multiple current score by 7.

    “Good”, then multiple current score by 2.

    “All Right”, then no bonus.


    11) Grammatical / Linguistic value

    Does it sounds correct? Does it read like a human normally speaks. For example: ShoppestMall.com, this sounds wierd. But ShoppingMall.com sounds correct. The plural form verses the singular form makes a huge difference.

    If the name sounds correct, then multiple current score by 2.


    12) Revenue Generating

    Multiple yearly income of the domain by 2.5, add this dollar value to your final price.


    13) Comparable sales value

    What other domains have sold at that price. Is your name the same score?

    Market analysis on your domain price is very important. Being able to justify your price against other domains selling price is key. Don’t do marketing analysis off of list price. Only selling price will work. To find prices of domains that have sold use Afternic or other domain auction sites.

    The highest score possible is something huge like 6,615,000,000

    Score doesn’t correlate to actual price very well, You need to use percentiles to figure out what the price is.

    Total score:

    Lowest = $15 (40 percentile)

    Low score = $25-$40 (30 percentile)

    Mid score = $100-$300 (25 percentile)

    High score = $500-$1000 (3 percentile)

    Extreme score = $1000+ (2 percentile)

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    Hope it might help ...

    Comments on this post

    • rjonesx agrees : Good post - although I find that .org are getting more and more preference over .com
    • kichus agrees : hope this will be a useful one.... bookmarked..:)
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    Originally Posted by Kasparoff
    Do you mean keyword1 + keyword2? Or just a double keyword separated by dash? If you choose the second, than you might get banned by a spam filter when your keyword is overly expressed in the URL.
    Yeah, I mean firstkeyword-secondkeyword.com

    Never tried to get the same keyword twice like widgets-widgets.com. Wonder if that's seen as automatic spam?
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    URL question


    I mean www.keyword1 keyword2.com
    or www.keyword1 keyword2 .net
    both are available .com for expensive fee
    .net for $600.00
    Please reply regarding this particular question.

    Thanks
    Guy

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