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Double Hyphens in Domain Names penalized?

Discussion in 'Google' started by lzy, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. #1
    I read somewhere that double hyphens in domain name will get you penalized somehow.

    example-domain-name.com

    Fact or Fiction?
    SEMrush
     
    lzy, Nov 28, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. it career

    it career Notable Member

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    #2
    It is not e.g. Build-Reciprocal-Links.com
     
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  3. Adulu

    Adulu Peon

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    #3
    This's not could be reason.
    you are too sensitive
     
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  4. NineFingers

    NineFingers Peon

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    #4
    Absolute fiction.
     
    NineFingers, Nov 28, 2007 IP
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    KC TAN Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Not true :)

    I am interested in knowing the source..
     
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  6. aira

    aira Active Member

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    #6
    Definitely not true!

    I would like to know your source too.
     
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  7. coolvision

    coolvision Active Member

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    #7
    I have two double hyphens sites, one is working very nice and other one with few months old even not indexed by google. So, I have both experience.
     
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  8. ruffnat

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    #8
    even google wouldn't be that unfair
     
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  9. lzy

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    Ah, thanks guys. It was just some forum with this guy talking about his double hyphens domains. :)
     
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  10. FREE BET

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    i got some double hyphens, and they dont penalize u, (thank God)
     
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  11. emptymirror

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    #11
    No, double hyphens aren't penalized by Google.

    I do know of one directory which won't add double-hyphen domain names, (for reasons they don't explain) but that's the only time I've ever come across any bias against it.

    The only thing is that domain names with more than 2 hyphens can sometimes seem spammy...but it just depends.

    I believe Google (like the other major search engines) places very little importance on the domain name itself. On-page optimization and links are most important.


    cheers ~
    Denise
     
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  12. pcoulter

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    I think that it's hit or miss - I was sandboxed with my double hyphen domain name.
     
    pcoulter, Dec 2, 2007 IP
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    No..... I have tested that.... search for make money online u can see a double dashed domain......
     
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    I think that www. too-many-keywords-separated-by-hyphens-in-a-domain-name-looks-spammy-so-probably-is-spam .com

    So I guess the search engines think the same.

    Sure, get a keywords domain - but make it easy for your visitor to remember. All the best sites are generally alloneword.com
     
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    Relax yourself... you can have a hundred Hyphens in the domain name. Its not going to be a big thing. For that matter, hyphens are more preferred than underscores for naming domains or file names even by google. so concentrate on something else...
     
    design2host, Dec 2, 2007 IP
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    No way they give penatly for this
     
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    rmgr, Dec 2, 2007 IP