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Which Domain Name is Best

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by mnemtsas, Sep 2, 2004.

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    Hi There,

    I'm conducting a small SEO experiment which you can read about here: http://www.moving-target-software.com/blog/ . Basically using some knowledge from my day job and the awesome power of my PR5 :rolleyes: website I'm seeing if I can dominate the SERPS for some niche home improvement products. Some Adsense ads on the pages are bringing in some money, enough in the last week to buy a couple of domain names and start some new sites.

    So on the question of domain names, from an SEO point of view, lets say I am targetting 'roller blinds'. Which of the following is the best choice for a domain name:

    www.rollerblinds.biz <- Does the hyphen or lack of make a difference?
    www.roller-blinds.biz
    www.roller-blinds.info <- Do the domain extensions make a difference?
    www.rollerblinds.info
    SEMrush
    Looking forward to some feedback.

    Mark
     
    mnemtsas, Sep 2, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Geir

    Geir Berserker

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    I think the hyphen is thought to be good for SEO. On the other hand, if the domain without hyphen is available, I think that looks more professional.

    As for .info or .biz I doubt if it will influence positioning, so I would chose the one that best fits with the content you plan on putting up. If you will be SELLING go for .biz, if you will be offering information go for .info

    Good luck - make sure to order your choice before somebody else pick these domains up, they all seem to be available right now...

    :) Geir
     
    Geir, Sep 2, 2004 IP
  3. mnemtsas

    mnemtsas Super Dud

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    Actually I'm not sure what I'll be doing with it :eek: . It's just something to play with, I've got half a mind to look into relevant affiliate programs and so on and have a play with those too. I've never done affiliate or adsense stuff before and would like to experiment a little more. I must admit that having written a bit of content (in around thirty minutes) and popped it up on my site and garnering money (for essentially doing nothing) from Adsense if sort of addictive. I can understand why people do it.

    I'm leaning toward registering all of the domains and sitting on them till I decide what to do.
     
    mnemtsas, Sep 2, 2004 IP
  4. DomainLoot

    DomainLoot Guest

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    The 2 withOUT the hyphens - get both and direct them to the same site ;)

    Good luck,
    Mike
     
    DomainLoot, Sep 2, 2004 IP
  5. caroline

    caroline Peon

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    Get the .biz without the hyphen. And if you can, get the .info too. :)
     
    caroline, Sep 3, 2004 IP
  6. Jackobo007

    Jackobo007 Peon

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    Get all 4, they'll probably cost you $15 - $20 all together
     
    Jackobo007, Sep 3, 2004 IP