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The hyphen question... :)

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by ozband, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    I was just chasing a few opinions on the following.

    I am looking to get a new domain name, and I was wondering if it is ok to go with the hyphen between the keywords?

    e.g. keyword1-keyword2.com.au

    I cant have these keywords with no space as it is taken.. Would love to hear your thoughts?

    Thanks all.
    SEMrush
     
    ozband, Apr 25, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Dominic

    Dominic Well-Known Member

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  3. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    I'd always go for the non-hyphenated version personally, but get the hyphenated as another option (Just in case of type in traffic).
     
    SEbasic, Apr 25, 2005 IP
  4. miko67

    miko67 Well-Known Member

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    If this is the case I don't see any problems whatsoever in using a hyphen.

    Mostly it's a matter of personal taste I believe ;)
     
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  5. ozband

    ozband Active Member

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    ok.. thanks alot for the advice. I just wasnt sure.
     
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    I feel that indirect benefit from other websites linking to you with Key1-Key2.com is greater than if Key1Key2.com -- that is if you trarget your websites for these KEYwords. Now the best - get both domains ;)

    GoogleGuy has told as that G considers "-" a seperator...
     
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  7. altoid

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    If you are able to, get both domains. With the hypen and one without. If you are hoping for repeat traffic and the guy who visited your site yesterday forgets your domain name, the first thing he/she will try is the domain without the hyphen.
     
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  8. ozband

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    Yeh. The non-hyphened url is taken,and I dontsee it a possibility to buy itas they havenot repliedin a few weeks.

    Both are not active, but both are really good urls.
     
    ozband, Apr 28, 2005 IP
  9. mcfox

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    If you are relying on people typing in the url, then non-hyphenated is the option of choice, however, if you are hoping to rank well for keyword-keyword.com, the hyphenated can sometimes be more effective, depending on the competition.
     
    mcfox, Apr 28, 2005 IP