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    Exact Match Domains--hyphen, .net, word order, or partial match

    Trying to pick a domain name, and I know this has been asked a lot before but I want to get some kind of consensus on what is best for pure seo purposes.Especially with the new Google EMD and PMD domain algorithm changes. So lets take for example the keywords:

    "chicago cleaners"

    My options are:

    1. chicago-cleaners.com.
    2. chicagocleaners.net
    3. cleanerschicago.com
    4. thechicagocleaners.com

    Can someone put these in order for what would probably do better for SEO purposes. Also as far as branding purposes, what do you think is worse-- hyphen or a .net
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    IMHO; EMD and PMD are nothing new. If your web site has something worthy to get a good rank – Google will definitely give you a noticeable position otherwise not. We all aware about this; same strategy is being implemented in EMD and PMD. If your site has nothing expect a Good Domain name – will be eliminated from ranking. So EMD and PMD not changed anything in domain name selection.
    Regarding domain name selection; I guess the following video will help u a lot:

    Domain Name Crusher: Matt Cutts discusses the importance of keywords in domain names - YouTube

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