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Should i have the word "Buy" in my domain name?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by arnaz, Sep 28, 2013.

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    for instance, i have a site called buybeatsforrap . com, but someone told me the word buy in seo might be spam...what do you guys think?
    arnaz, Sep 28, 2013 IP
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    puregreen Active Member Premium Member

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    I think it's completely normal if you have a buy word in your domain.
    I have some of such domains and they are good in ranking after all updates.
    Remember one thing - Google and other SE's don't care about your domain, even about the extension, but they care about your content quality! So focus on it, not on domain name.
    puregreen, Sep 29, 2013 IP
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    ninjamtlt1 Active Member

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    I think it's fine, don't worry too much about that. Google probably understands that there are businesses with buy in the name.
    ninjamtlt1, Sep 29, 2013 IP
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    bluewaveseo Greenhorn

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    more often than not I try to stay away from having buy in the domain name simply
    because it may prevent some people from clicking on your site. have no scientific
    study to back me up just my opinion on human nature.
    bluewaveseo, Sep 30, 2013 IP
  5. London Internet Marketing

    London Internet Marketing Peon

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    I think it is fine especially if you have problems getting the domain name you want.
    People put the word buy,sell, best etc in front of domain names at times.
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    Might only be a problem if you overuse the phrase for your anchor text, if you are looking to get traffic from organic search that is.
    jamesbrands, Oct 2, 2013 IP
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    Just don't overuse it, create an easy to remember domain name and add great contents.
    fgro, Oct 2, 2013 IP
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    Anthena Gomez Greenhorn

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    Noh Not really, i too did it for hostingrajacloud . in

    Its giving me nice and true value while crawling. even i too used attractive content
    Anthena Gomez, Oct 3, 2013 IP
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    No problem. Build your website with fast loaded theme and high quality content. Everything will be okay :)
    Sam Idoeb, Oct 3, 2013 IP
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    clenard Active Member

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    No, do not use "buy" in the domain. In the past this would work great for LP's that would be used for PPC, but not for SEO. It's definitely spammy and highly unlikely that you'd get ranked for any good terms.

    The best way to establish any domain is to attempt to create a brand from it and utilize high quality content that people find USEFUL. If your site uses "buy" in the domain, it's most likely going to be a sales pitch and not useful. Think logically if you'd want that website/domain to appear on your search engine. Of course you wouldn't.
    clenard, Oct 3, 2013 IP
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    If it's for a short term project or to dump on someone at flippa, go for it

    If it's for long term branding, focus on other consumer benefits (as @clenard notes), and the "buy" is assumed.
    pboyle, Oct 3, 2013 IP
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    Not anymore you cant !
    I did it for years and was killing it ! Had one site making $11,000 a month alone until Google panda
    now the only sites that rank for buyer keywords are Amazon,Wal-Mart etc...

    Bad move do not do it ...
    tac88, Oct 4, 2013 IP