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Singular or Plural

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by Nokia999, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. #1
    ** i strictly beleive "-" looks pretty good in domain names.
    i m confused about selection of new domain name.
    it should be singular or plural.
    we know pet and pets.
    we know food and foods
    if i want to design a website about pet's foods.Then which name should be selected.
    www.pet-food.com
    or
    www.pets-food.com
    or
    www.pets-foods.com
    SEMrush
     
    Nokia999, Oct 20, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. suzigeek

    suzigeek Peon

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    #2
    I don't believe foods is a word, so I definitely wouldn't use anything with that in it.

    pets-food.com or pet-food.com.

    Although to me pets-food.com just sounds like bad english.

    Have you done some keyword research? That may help you choose.
     
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  3. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    pet-food

    No one uses pets when they are searching for pet food. But then again I doubt you are going after the term pet-food. I would do some keyword research on keyword discovery first. Wordtracker and overture suck with dealing with plurals.
     
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  4. maro

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    #4
    Just try to figure out what search terms will people type in the most!
    I would guess the best one would be: www.pet-food.com since pet food would be search the most!
    If you are still in doubt, why not buy more than one and redirect them all to just one
     
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  5. uca

    uca Well-Known Member

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    #5
    pet-food by far, I wouldn't even bother with variations that are wrong.
    only I might consider other extensions as well.
     
    uca, Oct 20, 2005 IP
  6. Nokia999

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    #6
    Ooops my bad
    i forgot to mention it is just an example pet & food.
    it could be anything which could sound good english as well.
    like
    forum & forums ...etc
    Ok let's take good english example and widely search words."forums for a friend".Then what i have to select?
    friends-forums.com
    friend-forums.com
    friends-forum.com etc..
    specially word forum is good or forums is better?
    But the point is all about singular or plural:)
     
    Nokia999, Oct 20, 2005 IP
  7. uca

    uca Well-Known Member

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    #7
    In this case use the tool suggested and try to stick to the one containing the most searched keywords.:)
     
    uca, Oct 20, 2005 IP
  8. just-4-teens

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    #8
    i would personally go with what sounds better and which would be easier to remember. if in doubt spend an extra $9 and buy both.
     
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  9. uca

    uca Well-Known Member

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    Oh, yes, sorry, assuming it sounds good, do as I said starting from that tool.

    just-for-teens is right!:)
     
    uca, Oct 20, 2005 IP
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    Web Gazelle Well-Known Member

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    How about pet-foods.com? ;)
     
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  11. uca

    uca Well-Known Member

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    He said that those aren't the real keywords.
     
    uca, Oct 20, 2005 IP
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    #12
    First of all do your keyword research homework, try to see what people actually search for and their "natural" writing habits.
    Second, go and buy the domains, at $2 a domain it's not worth thinking a lot if you need the singular or plural forms.
     
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  13. Nokia999

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    Cheapest i found is from Netfirms $4.95 ;) not $2 :)
     
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    uca Well-Known Member

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    You can buy .info domains for cheaper than $4.95
     
    uca, Oct 21, 2005 IP
  15. Nokia999

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    But now everything has changed to .com :) .
    But .info ;)
     
    Nokia999, Oct 21, 2005 IP