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Long or Short Domain Names?

Discussion in 'Google' started by jacobean, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. dary5ro

    dary5ro Member

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    #21
    Short is better if you want your visitors to easily memorize your url.
    Btw if you want to have an url based on keywords, you may choose the two keywords, that will help you a little on search engines ranking.
    SEMrush
     
    dary5ro, Jan 11, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ameerulislam10

    ameerulislam10 Peon

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    #22
    It's Good to have a short domain names for easy remembrance. But Now a days it's very hard to find a short domain names with .com .net suffix. I agree with some of the above saying to chose the keyword as the domain name if branding not the main issue.
     
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    #23
    the shorter the better
     
    pieske86, Jan 11, 2011 IP
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    Spanic123 Greenhorn

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    #24
    Go for VERY long domain names...google loooves very long domain name. I mean like 20+ characters should do it.
     
    Spanic123, Jan 11, 2011 IP
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    #25
    I have a blog in IM niche with a very specific keyword in the domain (3 words), I haven't got time to manage it but last time I checked it ranks #2 in google with just "Hello world" post! I haven't done anything yet except giving it a few plugins, so it's gotta be the domain name that got me ranked.
     
    muxin, Jan 11, 2011 IP
  6. sravish

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    #26
    i prefer short
     
    sravish, Jan 12, 2011 IP
  7. fren

    fren Well-Known Member

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    #27
    The shorter, the better. All the time. Why? Because people will remember. And companies would pay big bucks for it.
     
    fren, Jan 12, 2011 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member

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    #28
    that's fine, short domain is only good for the visitor to memorize it
    less than 16 letter will be fine
     
    lifeplayer, Jan 12, 2011 IP
  9. DoDo Me

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    #29
    long name for SEO purposes, to include keywords.
    short name to make a brandable website, easy to remember
     
    DoDo Me, Jan 12, 2011 IP
  10. Tech Maish

    Tech Maish Active Member

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    #30
    No doubt that keywords in domain name helps a lot, but short domain name are very worthy in long term.
     
    Tech Maish, Jan 12, 2011 IP
  11. once janister

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    #31
    Domain names should be short and easy to remember. Another important thing to note is, you don't always need a keyword in your url. Just look at Mashable.
     
    once janister, Jan 12, 2011 IP
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    yaseen4u Peon

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    #32
    For seo aspect , you choose your keyword for domain.
     
    yaseen4u, Jan 12, 2011 IP
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    Surajdeshmukh Peon

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    #33
    Try having maximum keywords in your domain that will be a plus for your seo efforts as we can achieve faster rankings for keyword rich domains.
     
    Surajdeshmukh, Jan 13, 2011 IP
  14. Lillian

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    #34
    depends on your main keyword. use the name nearest to the keyword you are optimizing for
     
    Lillian, Jan 13, 2011 IP
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    #35
    1) One word domain is the best - choosing a dictionary word is always good, if it is your keyword than that is even better.
    IF NOT
    2) Use two words choosing dictionary words or your keywords.
    IF NOT
    3) If you still can't settle with two keywords then in a rare case go with three but NEVER MORE.

    Avoid use of dashes etc.
     
    Adnan959, Jan 13, 2011 IP
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    #36
    For SEO purposes, ideally you want the domain name to be identical to the main keyword that you are going after. For example, purpleandbluewidgets.com is good if you are going for the keyword "purple and blue widgets" Also, in my experience, adding a hyphen does not penalize you as much as a letter does as you are not altering the intent of the search. Example. "purpleandblue-widgets.com" is better than "mypurpleandbluewidgets.com"
     
    professor schwartz, Jan 14, 2011 IP
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    #37
    Also three to four words are good domains. Not too long but long enough to contain your keywords.
     
    ZXT, Jan 14, 2011 IP
  18. bisma anwar

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    #38
    yes ofcourse short domain names can be easily remembered.but i think it doesnt effect search rank
     
    bisma anwar, Jan 14, 2011 IP
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    #39
    what ever it is, the better way is that to use keyword as the domain.
     
    massjo, Jan 15, 2011 IP
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    #40
    i prefer a domain with my keyword on it. i do have a domain with 2 letters. y8y8.me
     
    luckypro, Apr 2, 2011 IP