View Poll Results: Which domain should I use...

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  1. #1
    "An Englishman In New York" TJ's Avatar
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    I have registered two domains...

    www.mydomain.com and www.my-domain.com

    which one would be better in terms of search engine ranking? I know many ppl hate hyphenated names, but is there any advantage in your opinion?

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    http and a telephoto
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    I have done the same, I use the hyphenated name in all links to the site but have the non hyphenated name (pointed) for the people that forget to type them.

    Most people click a link and don't type in urls.

    Search engines supposedly read the words in hyphenated urls better.

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    Five years ago - mydomain.com
    Two years ago - my-domain.com
    Since last year and now - my-domain.com+ my-domain.com

    What I think now is:

    mydomain.com to sell stuff and my-domain.com to redirect to my-domain.com or the other way around but, definite I will use both.

    Sal.

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    BOTH + .net & .org

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    "An Englishman In New York" TJ's Avatar
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    Yeah, forgot to say that the looser will be redirected to the winner

    Buy 4 more domains, huh MC? Dyou have shares in godaddy? j/k

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    Actually its six but who is counting http://abestweb.com/domains/ $8.75

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    Get both.

    Forget the net and org though. That's just paranoia encouraged by registrars to maximise their profits.

    .com is king.

    If someone else grabs the .net to try to emulate you, they're doing you a favour, and a lot of their traffic will go to you anyway.

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    "An Englishman In New York" TJ's Avatar
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    LOL.... interesting results!!

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    "An Englishman In New York" TJ's Avatar
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    ok, so I guess ppl think it doesn't matter either way

    ....but I HATE making decisions

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