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Ranking of sites with keywords in URL

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by theredgiant, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. #1
    I have a few questions.

    Suppose I want to rank high for a keyword, say laptop. Then which one of these URLs will rank better?

    1. www.laptopsomething.com
    2. laptop.something.com

    Now will this URL work?
    3. www.something.com/laptop

    Also if I have to throw in some unrelated words into the URL in conjunction to the keywords just to get it, will it harm my ranking?
    SEMrush
     
    theredgiant, Jun 4, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. union_jakk

    union_jakk Peon

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    xander1083 Banned

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    #3
    i agree with union_jack the first one is better if you want to rank your index page that deals with laptop but if your site is about computer then the second one is better, acts as a sub domain.
     
    xander1083, Jun 4, 2008 IP
  4. astup1didiot

    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    Remember, you don't "need" to have the keywords in the URL to rank #1 for those keywords, it helps but it's required. I use to rank a humor website #1 for "funny pictures" before I sold it last year and never had the keyword phrase "funny pictures" show up anywhere in the URL structure; and yes it's a very very competitive keyword phrase. What you want to do is get a brandable domain name, something people can easily remember and type-in directly in the future, this may or may not be able to include laptop in it.
     
    astup1didiot, Jun 4, 2008 IP
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    first is better
     
    Emily Miller, Jun 4, 2008 IP
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    onlineshopping Banned

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    I do think the same.
     
    onlineshopping, Jun 4, 2008 IP
  7. WhoJayBe

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    The first would be better but ssandecki says it best, you don't NEED the keyword in your URL. But the chances of you getting on the frontpage for the keyword "laptop" is going to be VERY hard...
     
    WhoJayBe, Jun 4, 2008 IP
  8. ninjashoes

    ninjashoes Well-Known Member

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    #8
    in such a competitive keyword you definetly should use any advantage that you can
     
    ninjashoes, Jun 4, 2008 IP
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ssandecki View Post
    Remember, you don't "need" to have the keywords in the URL to rank #1 for those keywords, it helps but it's required. I use to rank a humor website #1 for "funny pictures" before I sold it last year and never had the keyword phrase "funny pictures" show up anywhere in the URL structure; and yes it's a very very competitive keyword phrase. What you want to do is get a brandable domain name, something people can easily remember and type-in directly in the future, this may or may not be able to include laptop in it.


    I agree, well said
     
    mullman99, Jun 4, 2008 IP
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    The major benefit of having your keywords in your domain name is when you get natural links. Other webmasters who link to your site naturally often use your web site domain name as the link text. So in your example a lot of your incoming links would read "Lap Top Something". This will boost your rankings in the SERPs for all 3 keywords.
     
    freelistfool, Jun 4, 2008 IP
  11. mobileshub

    mobileshub Peon

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    Well I dont agree with you SEO2Indians. SEO is an open source what is required is just thorough knowledge & practice.

    It would be more better if you can speak more openly in DP rather than an intentional approach to promote your business.

    Thanks
     
    mobileshub, Jun 4, 2008 IP
  12. JessieJames27

    JessieJames27 Active Member

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    Another promotion of site, will you please stop this kind of thing, there are many members who look for suggestions and answers here in DP Forums, i agree to mobile that It would be more better if you can speak more openly. Share your knowledge so that others would learn. :eek:
     
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  13. theredgiant

    theredgiant Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies.
     
    theredgiant, Jun 5, 2008 IP