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    Does it matter what your domain name is? I understand it should relate. Eg. If your talking about Sports Equipment it shouldn't be called toysforkids.com

    Is it better have hypens or not?
    Is shorter better?
    Should you have a .com or is a .net.org.biz ok?

    What would you say are the top 3 affiliate marketing books/ebooks around?

    Where are people making the most money? If it is credit cards should a new person start there or just find a niche and go with it?

    thanks alot!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by my2cents:
    welcome..

    I would suggest you download the Free e-books available at sitesell.com...

    Just remember they are sales tools aimed at selling you the products Ken sells on his site...

    having said that they do content useful infornmation...

    by far the best "books" are not books at all but the forums like AbestWeb read as much as you can here drill down into this site.. there is a gold mine within this forum, if you look for it you will find it...

    best of success...

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    I dunno ...

    Amazon used to = rainforest
    Google used to = um, well, nothing
    Yahoo used to = a yell

    So do they need to relate?

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    It helps, especially if it is something easy to remember.

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    Thanks guys! I never looked at Amazon and Google that way....

    I think this forum is GREAT! Can you recommend any others that contain useful info?

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    For the last couple of sites I have recently set up I have quite careful to choose snappy domain names that indicate what they do.

    One unexpected outcome has been getting click through from google for results that were in the twenties and thirties ranking-wise.

    At first this puzzled me, then when I tried out some of search phrases used for these click throughs I realised that most of the results above me had very vague domains and/or long meaingless URLs, os if the first 2 or 3 are not what peopel want they will then skim through the following ones and only click through if it looks promising.


    So to mis-quote a UK paint manufacturer
    "pick a domain name that does what it says on the URL"

    Names like Amazon, Google, Yahoo only work if you have offline marketing dollars or hit lucky if a journalist comes across you and writes an article that gets widely read.

    As to hypens ... they can't do any harm for search engines ranking and possibly improve it, but they do also make a URL stick out in a search engine listing.

    Tip of the thread:
    Even if the domain name is very memorable always add a "Add to favorites" link on each page, as whilst most people how to add to favorites the link is a visual reinder for them to do it now.

    Hope that helps

    Les Smith

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
    As to hypens ... they can't do any harm for search engines ranking and possibly improve it, but they do also make a URL stick out in a search engine listing.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Sometimes I use hyphens and sometimes I don't. It often depends on what is available. One important thing to remmember though is that 'bluewidget.com' vs 'blue-widget.com' is that it is believed that most search engines see 'bluewidget.com' as one keyword 'bluewidget' whereas they interpret 'blue-widget.com' as two keywords 'blue & widget'. If your site is about blue widgets which keywords or keyphrase is more likely to get entered into a search engine box 'bluewidget' or 'blue widget'?

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