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Discussion in 'Keywords' started by RPP, Apr 15, 2012.

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    I am working on a horse racing syndication/partnership website. I own the URL's "Microsyndicateracing.com" and "Microsynracing.com". My partners want to use the second one because it is shorter. I have no problems with using the shorter one, but I am worried it could hurt our ability to rank highly for "horse racing syndicate" and keywords related to that.

    Please advise.
     
    RPP, Apr 15, 2012 IP
  2. sprogy

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    the first is a better match, but I have no idea how much this factor alone will affect the rankings
     
    sprogy, Apr 15, 2012 IP
  3. Only1James

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    I agree with sprogy..the first one is better. if you opt for the 2nd one you are looking to create an authority site or a brand by itself...but will take a longer time to rank compared to the 1st one
     
    Only1James, Apr 16, 2012 IP
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    It's good to have an exact match domain but it's not the most important thing. If you have relevant H1 tags and meta description, then good quality content with links with the keyword in the anchor tag, you shouldn't have a problem.
     
    Touch Create, Apr 16, 2012 IP
  5. im108

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    Hi,

    There is a lot of evidence that an "exact match domain" or an "appended exact match domain" are worth getting, if organic rankings are important.

    I remember a video I saw that (on the spot) did a search on "credit cards".
    The top google ranker was creditcards.com
    Visa, Mastercard, AmericanExpress were all lower ranking AND, AND, AND, the top site (creditcards.com) had FAR FEWER backlinks than the others.

    Yes, this does not necessarily mean it will be true for you but this topic has been studied quite a bit.....

    So if your KW is: horse racing syndicate
    The try to get an exact match domain, like: horseracingsyndicate.com
    or an appended URL like: horseracingsyndicate7.com


    Hope this helps.

    All the best,
    InternetMarketing108
     
    im108, Apr 16, 2012 IP
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    Hi, lots of good advice given above.

    If it were me I would go for the first one, as it would help you rank faster.

    Hope that helps

    Maggie David
     
    MaggieDavid, Apr 16, 2012 IP