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Site's URL with keywords?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by galapagos, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. #1
    Guys, I'm getting back into SEO game :)
    SEMrush
    Question:

    when choosing a domain name how important is it today (Oct 2018) to have keywords within your domain name? For example:

    handymanlasvegas.com

    or Google does not care at all about URL?
     
    galapagos, Oct 8, 2018 IP
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  2. RichJackEnt

    RichJackEnt Peon

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    Great question. I was just talking about this. I know that some seo tools check the length of a url and rate it as good by how short it is.
     
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  3. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #3
    It's not going to get you on the first page of Google, if that's what you're asking.
     
    qwikad.com, Oct 8, 2018 IP
  4. galapagos

    galapagos Active Member

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    #4
    its not what I am asking...

    There will over 2000 backlinks later..

    Question is clear: Does Google CARE about keywords within URL or it doesn't?
    on moz.com it says: its 2017 google doesn't care about it anymore.
     
    galapagos, Oct 8, 2018 IP
  5. RSSeosolution

    RSSeosolution Active Member

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    Its help you lots now because i saw many websites who change his URL before few months because now Google is giving you preference if your keyword is in your URL according to his rule (like length of URL).
     
    RSSeosolution, Oct 9, 2018 IP
  6. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #6
    I think you should always include keywords in the domain name if you can it explains your core business. It's just less important to have EMDs (Exact Match Domains) now.
     
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    HostColor Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It depends what do you want to achieve. If it is about establishing a brand, a domain name with the keywords there isn't a good idea, unless it is identical to the brand's name. If it is about launching a website with the sole purpose to get as much targeted visitors from the SE as possible, then it worths to have a domain which contains the right keywords. However, the Search Engines will not rank the website by the domain name. they will value it based on its content and popularity, anyway.
     
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  8. unisecureus

    unisecureus Greenhorn

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    I think it is a good idea and it will work.
     
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  9. galapagos

    galapagos Active Member

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    dumb ass.. don't get involved if you got nothing to add
     
    galapagos, Oct 9, 2018 IP
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    galapagos Active Member

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    What tools you use for SEO? Any backlinking service is legit?
     
    galapagos, Oct 9, 2018 IP
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    3936296 Well-Known Member

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    #11
    Yes, it care keywords in domains.
     
    3936296, Oct 10, 2018 IP
  12. MatBerrows

    MatBerrows Greenhorn

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    #12
    I would definitely recommend you to use keyword in domain.
    But make it short to catch more attention.
     
    MatBerrows, Oct 11, 2018 IP
  13. Eliss

    Eliss Greenhorn

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    I think it's a good idea to use keywords which are related to your niche.
     
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    mrb1129 Well-Known Member

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    @HostColor explained it quite well.

    My guess is that brand name isn't much of an importance in your case. So, if you are getting a domain with keywords then you should take it.
     
    mrb1129, Oct 11, 2018 IP
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    Nitish3088 Peon

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    if you are more confident in building your brand from any XYZ name then you can skip it and focus on any short and catchy name.
     
    Nitish3088, Oct 17, 2018 at 3:42 AM IP