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domain-name.com or domainname.com ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by ovisopa, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    I'm curious what is your oppinion about this question

    Wich format to buy www . domain-name . com or www . domainname . com

    I like moust the one separated by - , I belive this is better for SEO too.

    What do you think?

    10x
    SEMrush
    See ya all.
     
    ovisopa, Nov 8, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. RyanBlank

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    #2
    without question.. the one without the -

    if you must, buy both and redirect one to the other
     
    RyanBlank, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  3. ovisopa

    ovisopa Peon

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    Which one is better for SEO if someone is searching for "domain name" ?
     
    ovisopa, Nov 8, 2005 IP
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    #4
    The non-hyphenated version by a considerable margin. In my experience, the vast majority of people will intuitively type a domain name they have heard into their browser address bar without a hyphen.

    SEOwise, there may be a slight advantage to the hyphenated version (there definately used to be, if there still is I'm not certain), but IMO the memorability benefits of the non-hyphenated versions vastly outweight this.
     
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  5. ovisopa

    ovisopa Peon

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    I agree that moust users remember better the non hyphenated domainname, and I know that it's harder to make a verbal advertisment ( radio ) using the one hyphenated but I'm thinking that I will probably not do this kind of campain, and probably try hard to optimize it to rank well in google.. yahoo
    Is there anybody else which thinks that there is no a signifiant advantage to the hyphenated domain ( www . domain-name . com )?
     
    ovisopa, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  6. MiamiHost

    MiamiHost Peon

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    #6
    the only advantage I can see for getting one of these is being able to get one closer to what you want

    (ie domainname.com register, domain-name.com not,

    but... personally I would never do this, no matter what the domain name is

    a few years back, I had done a site for a company and ended up doing a domain like ( 1-domain.com ) because the 1domain.com was register, we waited almost 2 years for the 1domain.com to expire to register it, after that the company sales went up because people could remember the domain lol

    this is just my 2 cents
     
    MiamiHost, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  7. piniyini

    piniyini Well-Known Member

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    #7
    If It was me I would buy both domain names, use the hyphenated one (because of se purposes) and redirect the non-hyphenated version. This way you can always tell someone the domain name and they dont have to remember the hyphen and it will work for offline advertising aswell.
     
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  8. romow

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    #8
    i don't think google has any problem parsing domainname.com into two separate keywords. so go for unhyphenated version.
     
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  9. just-4-teens

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    i give you the same advice i give everyone else that ask, for the sake of a few $ you might as well buy both and then later on if your site gets popular it stops someone registering the other and cloning your site
     
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    #10
    domain-name is better for serps, domainname is better for sites that don't rely soley on serps for traffic
     
    mdvaldosta, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  11. ovisopa

    ovisopa Peon

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    #11
    Yes this is a good ideea :) a 301 Permanent Redirect will not cause anything to go wrong on google ?

    But this way I will spent a double amount of money on domain names because I want to build a network .. ( probably will create a new topic with more questions about hosting a network of sites .. on the same server ) .

    I have a non english website (about my city) wich has PR4 and ranks well in google ( IMO ranking #1 of about 762,000 results is good , but this is not the main keyword) , now I want to create a network of sites, in english , where to promote some companys (restaurant, hotels...), but the most important thing is to ranking much better in google using only my city name, because that is my big problem, with only that keyword I'm on #24 :( , when using "city restaurants" I'm #1
     
    ovisopa, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  12. piniyini

    piniyini Well-Known Member

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    Not at all, I've done this many times. Buy both domains, it will cost you less in the long run :)
     
    piniyini, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  13. ovisopa

    ovisopa Peon

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    You are right .. and I always say , if I will run adsense or something there in one year I'm 99,9 % I will earn the domain name fee 8 USD .. so it's almoust imposible to lose :D
     
    ovisopa, Nov 8, 2005 IP
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    Go for the - ...

    a number of sites i own rank high using this method
     
    andy912, Nov 8, 2005 IP
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    probably I will buy one or two using both domainname and domain-name, and the others will be at the begining domain-name .. and then .. if things are going well will buy the non - name ;)

    10x for your oppinions
     
    ovisopa, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  16. Momo

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    Buy both the hyphenated and the non-hyphenated versions if they are both available. That way, you won't be losing any of your traffic.
     
    Momo, Nov 15, 2005 IP
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    Well said Momo . But if your looking for reselling your domain then buy non - name .:)
     
    Aryan, Nov 21, 2005 IP