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Domain and Keyword

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by master-yoda, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. #1
    Should my domain name be the same as my keyword?
    SEMrush
     
    master-yoda, Jan 24, 2021 IP
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  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #2
    No

    In some niches, it will provide an advantage but in others, it'll just look spammy.

    If I'm searching for a plumber and the results give me plumbers.com and smithplumbing.com I'll look at smithplumbing first because it's more likely to be a real company.
    If I'm searching for information, though, then plumbers.com would look more likely to give me DIY advice etc.
     
    sarahk, Jan 24, 2021 IP
  3. master-yoda

    master-yoda Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Thank you for your reply and information.
     
    master-yoda, Jan 24, 2021 IP
  4. Harvey Wolf

    Harvey Wolf Greenhorn

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    There's no reason why you can't have the keyword in a subdirectory of your main domain ie nameofdomain.com/keyword That way you have both the full domain name and your keyword. Also good for SEO if you can get a high search volume but low competition keyword relevant to your niche.
     
    Harvey Wolf, Feb 7, 2021 IP
  5. blueink02

    blueink02 Member

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    Not mandatory, but if you find exact keyword domain you can use it. If you don't, use related keyword phrase.
     
    blueink02, Feb 7, 2021 IP
  6. Juherianto

    Juherianto Greenhorn

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    You don't have to :), it's just one of the Google ranking factors from 200 factors to rank your site. A lot of top websites can rank on Google SERP with weird domain names. You will need to focus on your keyword competition and backlink instead.
     
    Juherianto, Feb 23, 2021 at 11:08 AM IP
  7. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    If it's still available you should definitely register the domain which contains the primary keyword. Many webmasters will link to your site using your site name so you will gain a lot of SEO benefit when trying to rank for your primary keyword.
     
    dcristo, Feb 24, 2021 at 1:13 AM IP
  8. Asgard2087

    Asgard2087 Peon

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    You can browse the domain name search bar which fits your keyword. Every domain name provider has it. And the best part is that you can get different combinations just in case its taken. I was suggested great domain names for the keywords I wanted by BigRock. It's quite good as a domain name facilitator.
     
    Asgard2087, Feb 28, 2021 at 12:15 PM IP
  9. HostOX

    HostOX Greenhorn

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    No, however it is useful to have something close to what you do in the name and will help. Not however essential.
     
    HostOX, Feb 28, 2021 at 2:23 PM IP