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Dash in domain name?

Discussion in 'Keywords' started by mortality, Apr 11, 2016.

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Which is better?

Poll closed Nov 11, 2016.
  1. kw1-kw2-kw3.com

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  2. kw1kw2-kw3.com

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  3. kw1kw2kw3.com

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  1. #1
    Hello, i have very important question, i must choose domain for my site, it contains 3 keywords, lets say KW1, KW2 and KW3, what is best for SEO: kw1-kw2-kw3.com , kw1kw2-kw3.com or kw1kw2kw3.com?


    it will be good to choose kw1kw2-kw3.com because other variants are already in use, can anyone give me advise?
    SEMrush
     
    mortality, Apr 11, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dscurlock

    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    The dash does not matter, it is how you use the domain, and that will determine your fail or
    success. Look at source-wave.com, he has a dash in his domain, he claims to earn $5m/year....
    however, i personally would never use a dash as I do not find it that attractive, but it does not
    appear to be slowing down source-wave. The bottom line is how good you can market & promote...
     
    dscurlock, Apr 13, 2016 IP
  3. Ahsan Abrar

    Ahsan Abrar Greenhorn

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    #3
    Its doesn't matter whats the name of your business or domain all about how you market your domain.
    Well its good that your keywords falling in the domain name and it is okay with dashes.
     
    Ahsan Abrar, Apr 13, 2016 IP
  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #4
    there will be instances where a hyphen will help make the words distinct

    these are the cleaned up versions of real sites, take the hypens out and the name could be misconstrued:
    • pen-island
    • black-hat-ebook
    • la-drape
    • hollands-hit-festival
    • who-represents
    • therapist-finder
     
    sarahk, Apr 13, 2016 IP
  5. billzo

    billzo Well-Known Member

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    #5
    When I see a hyphen I immediately think it is somebody who could not find a better domain name without them. Or I think it is a spam site. And kw1kw2-kw3.com is absolutely the worst option of all.

    How come Best Buy didn't choose best-buy.com over bestbuy.com? Or digital-point.com? Or retail-me-not? Hyphens are the last resort. Keep looking for other options before choosing a hyphenated name.


    People with SEO, making money online, or affiliate sites and blogs all claim to make big money. They can't all be making millions a year for working 2 hours a day.
     
    billzo, Apr 13, 2016 IP
  6. mortality

    mortality Banned

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    Thank you for answers, but i'm not interested in user experience, i don't care if somebody don't like hyphens and can't remember my site's name because of that, all i think about is SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION, i can't decide which is better for google search engine optimization, hyphens or without hyphens.
     
    mortality, Apr 13, 2016 IP
  7. Cybercat

    Cybercat Greenhorn

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    I'd recommend avoiding hyphens if you can - especially more than one. I read several articles a while back where Google was lowering the authority of top level domains with dashes in it (especially multiple dashes). I also owned a site with like 3 dashes in it and that sites got slapped. You can try it if you want, but it's just cleaner and less riskier to all the dashes imo. It's kinda like with .info domains...yes, you may be able to still rank a .info well, but you have to jump through a helluva lot more hurdles to do so. So why not just take the path of less resistance and avoid added barriers?
     
    Cybercat, Apr 16, 2016 IP
  8. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #8
    Hyphens act as word separators. That said, it's ideal not to use hyphens, if you don't have to.
     
    dcristo, Apr 17, 2016 IP
  9. JudySlean

    JudySlean Greenhorn

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    Hello, as for me, it is very blurry and I don’t understandybal keyword! It will be better to change it!
     
    JudySlean, Apr 18, 2016 IP
  10. mortality

    mortality Banned

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    thank you all for answers, they helped me :oops:
     
    mortality, Apr 19, 2016 IP
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    towfiqul.arafat Member

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    I think it will be good to choose kw1kw2-kw3.com
     
    towfiqul.arafat, Apr 25, 2016 IP
  12. tahmina Rimmi

    tahmina Rimmi Member

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    its not good to have any sign in domain name. google dnt like it. its not seo friendly and create problem in ranking factor
     
    tahmina Rimmi, Oct 5, 2016 IP
  13. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Can you prove that?
     
    sarahk, Oct 6, 2016 IP