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March 10th, 2009, 10:12 AM #1Question about choosing a domain name
Everything I have seen says that it is essential to select a domain name that has your target keywords in it so that you will come up high on a Google search.
Yet when I do a search for make money online the highest ranking domain that even has the word money somewhere in it comes up 9th.
There are even 2 of the three top results hosted at blogspot.com. So much for the conventional wisdom "you have to have your own web site".
Am I trying to read too much into this single observation, or am I on to something?
March 10th, 2009, 10:18 AM #2
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Results 1 - 10 of about 234,000,000 for make money online
No competition there [smile]
March 10th, 2009, 10:18 AM #3
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There are many factors involved. Not just domain name choice.
March 10th, 2009, 10:25 AM #4
As Julian said, there are many factors. But, domain name is definitely 1 of them. If you are just starting out with a brand new site and you have the ability to choose a domain name (as compared to trying to use one you already own), it's a good idea to choose one with your target keywords in it as it can only be a positive influence on your overall 'score'.
With that said, a site with really solid and focused content hosted on blogspot is going to do better than a site with minimal content with the best domain in any niche.
March 10th, 2009, 01:23 PM #5Many Variables
Although it's great to have a keyword rich URL it's not everything. Do the best you can to get a good name, but really it's SEO, relevance, page rank and myriad of other factors. Get your sit up and then work out the details. I
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March 10th, 2009, 02:36 PM #6
Hey 123Dude, you're starting to sound a little SPAMMY. I know you're new here and I know you paid for a program announcement, but come on, the answer to every post can't be "join my program".
You would do well to perhaps read a little more and get an idea of how we interact before continuing to post the same info about your program. Soon you're gonna start to piss some people off.
-rematt"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." - Richard Nixon
March 10th, 2009, 02:58 PM #7
you know i had something really intellegent to say and do you know what happened? It dissappeared. If you find my intelligence please return it.
March 10th, 2009, 03:20 PM #8
Thanks for the heads up. To be honest with you I'm new to the site. I'm really not clear on when and if its appropriate to pitch my program. I just went through the posts today and noticed a lot of people pitching their program. So I did the sayme. What do you suggest? Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
March 10th, 2009, 03:33 PM #9Originally Posted by 123Employee
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March 10th, 2009, 04:39 PM #10Thanks!
Thanks I really do appreciate the feedback!
March 10th, 2009, 07:48 PM #11Originally Posted by Robin1
Content is king - first and foremost. Keep it fresh and relevant.
Look up "Affiliate Programs" in Google - majority of ranked sites do not have "Affiliate Programs" in their domain - but their content makes up for that.Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...
March 10th, 2009, 08:07 PM #12
You know it's true, content is king. But having said that. I have a website that we have been doing SEO work on for years and that I write content for on a weekly basis. I am number one on Yahoo, number one on MSN and number two on Google. I am second on Google to some company that has a crappy flash website, but who's company happens to be the exact keyword name. So go figure. One trick that I have found helpful it to buy an older domain, but you can't to it from a host as they will just flip the date back to the current date after the transaction. You have to buy it from a private party.
March 11th, 2009, 06:46 AM #13
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What about having dashes in the website name...does it hurt or is there no affect..
March 11th, 2009, 08:00 AM #14Originally Posted by KnickKnacks4less
Just remember, where there is a dash, someone trying to remember the site name may omit it during a direct type-in...Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...
March 11th, 2009, 09:34 AM #15
I've heard that it helps, but I have NEVER found that to be the case.
October 7th, 2009, 04:45 PM #16
Just my humble opinion, but when it comes to "online money making" sites, choosing a keyword rich domain name isn't going to help you that much since all of the good, natural sounding, keyword combinations are taken.
You'll probably end up with something akward like MakeMoneyOnlineTodayHonestReviewsBlog.org and will fail to distinguish yourself from all the other cheap looking "me too" sites out there.
I think it makes more sense to use keywords in the name where you are dealing with a smaller niche and less competition and it sounds natural to include them. In your case, I'd either come up with something unique sounding and try to create a brand around it or use your own personal name for a blog.
In either case, your ability to get anywhere in the make money online market is likely going to rest entirely on your ability to create good content that others are really interested in, using some basic SEO and taking advantage of web 2.0 traffic generation techniques to build a following.
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