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Domain Name help

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by freezeice04, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. #1
    I am going to buy a domain with the name :

    EXAMPLE.net

    But it is unavailable. However,

    EXAMPLES.net is available. Should I purchase it? Would it help me in search engine rankings for the keyword EXAMPLE?

    Thank you :)
    SEMrush
     
    freezeice04, Jan 10, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. freezeice04

    freezeice04 Active Member

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    No-one knows the answer to this?
     
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  3. sultanofseo

    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    by all means, if you find your keyword with an "s" then go ahead
     
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  4. Bohra

    Bohra Prominent Member

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    Again it depends man

    for eg women.com will become womens.com which doesnt sound soo good

    but car.com will become cars.com which sounds decent

    so we need to know the name
     
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  5. Andy Wood

    Andy Wood Peon

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    IMO it depends on what your business is...

    Take care not to get too close to someone else's brand name.
    Take care not to lose traffic to someone else because they 'forget' to include the 's' in your domain
    Take care not to confuse your prospective customers

    Just as a matter of interest why are you using .net and not .com?
     
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    jezzz Notable Member

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    It can give you good competency over SERP! but you have to work harder on link building strategy
     
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    KC TAN Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Follow Bohra's advice. The post makes perfect sense!
     
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  8. freezeice04

    freezeice04 Active Member

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    Ok thanks guys, .com is taken =( But ah well.
     
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    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    #9
    Domain extension doesn't count

    And the timew when having the domain name as keyphrase so keyphrase 1 would get good rankings is long passed

    I say go for exemple.net if you want .com you can register exemplexyz.com

    Regards
     
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    freezeice04 Active Member

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    Really? So the it would help in SERP if I had the domain EXAMPLES.com and I searched EXAMPLE?
     
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    Traffic-Bug Active Member

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    Google is intelligent enough to know about plurals, so if example.net is not available, then by all means go for examples.net before that is gone too.
     
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    lindamood1 Active Member

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    obvious domain name plays major role in that, for ex. if u have surgery website and your domain name is cover surgery word then it will help in seo.
     
    lindamood1, Jan 10, 2010 IP