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    Using keywords in domains and page names?


    Hey Guys,

    Quick question here.

    Do you include keywords in your domains? Something like this: www.my-keyword.com?

    I have a few websites like this and the seem to be doing pretty well.

    I am however trying to move away from those type of domains and move towards brandable domains. Is this a wise move?

    On these brandable domains should I use the keywords in the page names? Like www.brandabledomain.com/my-keyword.php

    Thanks for your help,

    - Matt
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    My experience and opinion are exactly the same as yours.. but add trademarkable to the domain name - or so generic that no one can trademark it. You don't want to build a great PR8 site and then hand it over to someone else because they were first to trademark or have prior use of the name in commerce. If you have the ability to build a superior site you should try to acquire keyword.com (go for it - you might be surprised at what happens :razz: ) - as long as you can stake an undisputable claim to the name.
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    Originally Posted by MattGeri
    Hey Guys,
    Do you include keywords in your domains? Something like this: www.my-keyword.com?
    - Matt
    I tend to stay away from hyphenated domain names because they seem "spammy".
    But that's just my opinion.
    I think that having keywords in your domain or url helps if people link to you using your url. So it does help with link reputation...
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    The keyword in the domain will help with ranking as when a user just posting the link like http://www.my-site-sells-this.com the search engines read it as the same as the text link "my site sells this" thats why they will rank higher.

    As for the change to a branded name its a good idea for long term brand building, but your correct in putting the page names to be the targeted keywords as you will get the same results back when a user posts just the link.

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