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Good Domain

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by capebretoner, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. #1
    I am wondering if adding a dash between words in a domain is good or bad compared to just spelling it out.
    I am about to start looking for a domain to one of my websites and want to know which one I should buy. Either one will be long ie bluenoser-*****.TLD or bluenoser*****.TLD

    Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    capebretoner, Apr 7, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. nullbit

    nullbit Peon

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    #2
    I would lose the hyphens, it looks spammy. Personally I pass over any sites in SERPs which have hyphens.

    Hyphenated words might increase your rankings slightly, but it might also decrease your CTR.
     
    nullbit, Apr 7, 2005 IP
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    TheWebJunkie Banned

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    domains with hyphens in are also worth less $ wise.
     
    TheWebJunkie, Apr 7, 2005 IP
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    PinoyIto Notable Member

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    I agree interms of dollar, but I guess in terms of seo aspect they can be helpful.
     
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  5. capebretoner

    capebretoner Well-Known Member

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    #5
    I am not looking at the cost of the domain or what it would be worth in the long run.

    So my next question would be, How would having a "-" be good for SEO. Is it because the SE's see hyphens as spaces?
     
    capebretoner, Apr 7, 2005 IP
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    #6
    You can read this article about Hyphens in URL
    Same idea works for both domains and subfolder structures in the URL.
    If the domain is available I buy both with hyphens and without hyphens, but if not I try to find a domain without hyphens.
    good luck
     
    onestop, Apr 28, 2005 IP
  7. Solicitors Mortgages

    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #7
    if you were going with your example
    ...no one is going to search for bluenoser so it doesnt matter either way.

    if however you wanted
    prehistoricdinasaurs.com...for seo..i would go with prehistoric-dinasaurs.com
    and grab the other domain if available. If not i would just laugh as i 'saur' above them in the rankings ;)
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Apr 28, 2005 IP
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    Hyphens make you appear less like a real company.
     
    Blogmaster, Apr 28, 2005 IP
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    I bought both names for my web design site - I didn't want to miss out on any traffic. The hyphenated name is easier to read on my business card. Non hyphenated is easier for people to remember.

    And for only $7 - why not?
     
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    Yeh, any domain which is brandable and not penalized by the search engines will work :)
     
    Blogmaster, Apr 28, 2005 IP