by Kurt
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Anyone want to help brainstorm some simple "prefixes and suffixes" you can add to a keyword based domain name, when your main keywords are taken?

This would be genric words that go before or after the keywords to create a uniue domain that isn't taken.

For example, if your keywords are "blue widgets" but bluedwidgets.com is taken, you could add "4u" after, to create bluewidgets4u.com.

Suffixes:
4u
2u
247
411 (in the US we dial 411 for information. 411 is now slang for info".
city
discounts
specials
deals
reviews

Prefixes:
good
best
goto
get
saveon


With a decent list, anyone should be able to get a variation of the prime keywords of their choice.

Any ideas?
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    • Profile picture of the author ericmartinez
      I suffix I like is "resource" or "planet"

      ex:
      bluewidgetresource. com
      dogtrainingresource. com
      dogtrainingplanet. com

      To me it seems to imply a portal where the surfer can get valuable information.

      But heck, what do I know?
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Calvert
        Rather than manually use a list, I've had allot of success finding good keyword domains with this free website:

        Domain Suggestion Tool - NameTumbler.com

        It automates the process and in most cases provides more options than I can even begin to use.

        All the Best,

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        • Profile picture of the author blackjack
          Originally Posted by Mike Calvert View Post

          Rather than manually use a list, I've had allot of success finding good keyword domains with this free website:

          Domain Suggestion Tool - NameTumbler.com

          It automates the process and in most cases provides more options than I can even begin to use.

          All the Best,

          Mike
          Mike

          This is the best option I have ever seen.

          Thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Calvert
            Originally Posted by blackjack View Post


            Mike

            This is the best option I have ever seen.

            Thanks
            You're very welcome. I forgot to mention that sometimes the bulk registration search function with G.D. gets hung up (that can be a little frustrating) but, for the most part NameTumbler.com has been my favorite for brainstorming domains.
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        • Profile picture of the author JamesFraze
          Name Tumber inspired me - so I wrote a better tool:

          Find Good Domain Names - Domain Name Generator

          Originally Posted by Mike Calvert View Post

          Rather than manually use a list, I've had allot of success finding good keyword domains with this free website:

          Domain Suggestion Tool - NameTumbler.com

          It automates the process and in most cases provides more options than I can even begin to use.

          All the Best,

          Mike
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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Calvert
            Originally Posted by JamesFraze View Post

            Name Tumber inspired me - so I wrote a better tool:

            Find Good Domain Names - Domain Name Generator
            James,

            Congratulations on your new domain generator. I spent a few minutes with it and quickly came up with several good domains. I particularly like your dummy-proof instructions. Two thumbs up.

            Thanks much for the new addition to my toolbox.

            Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author WendellC
    I've used 123 as a prefix. Also, I've seen a2z and atoz as suffixes.

    Here's a site with about 200 more ideas:

    200 Prefixes and Suffixes for Domain Names

    I'll just list a few of them.

    Classic suffixes:

    * house
    * central
    * point
    * home
    * place
    * garden
    * site
    * spot
    * park
    * dome
    * bay
    * web
    * net

    Other suffixes:

    * now
    * resources
    * tools
    * source
    * review
    * system
    * book
    * guide
    * talk
    * data
    * vision
    * load
    * box
    * focus
    * beat
    * voice
    * share
    * cafe
    * nexus
    * zone
    * sight
    * link
    * lab
    * insight
    * vine
    * board
    * flow
    * signs
    * network
    * wire
    * cast
    * ville
    * nation
    * egg
    * cove
    * news
    * today

    Classic prefixes:

    * the
    * my
    * i
    * me
    * we
    * you
    * e
    * top
    * pro
    * best
    * super
    * ultra
    * all

    Other prefixes:

    * meta
    * re
    * metro
    * urban
    * head
    * hit
    * front
    * techno


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  • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
    prefix:

    buy
    get
    grab
    take


    suffix:

    123
    promo
    promotion
    resource
    market
    cache
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  • Profile picture of the author Bakai
    You should also look at the negatives like "scam". Then, assuming you are selling it, you can address the issue and turn it around.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Money Maker
    If you want one of the most popular Idea's I use........ BluewidgetsOnline.com
    Or BlueWidgetsWeb.com Or BlueWidgetsUSA.com

    Google will love...BlueWidgetsOnline.com
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  • Profile picture of the author seriousmny
    Great thread. I was just in Squidoo trying to figure out how to get my keyword into the name of my lens since several variations had already been taken. You guys must have been reading my mind. Get out of there :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by seriousmny View Post

      Great thread. I was just in Squidoo trying to figure out how to get my keyword into the name of my lens since several variations had already been taken. You guys must have been reading my mind. Get out of there :-)
      This is a great point...This isn't limited to just domains, but also for stuff like lenses and Hub pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author nevillealston
    Great post guys! Really useful information...I have a plan to dominate one particular long string keyword that is searched for about 800 times a day...

    Is this too little keywords to be searched in one day?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris_Willow
    Just add dotcom at the end of your keywords
    Like listdotcom.com or paydotcom.com (Mr. Filsame came up with the concept, which is pretty genious in my book)

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    This goes against my better judgment and I'm going to kick myself later for throwing this out here, but I have had great success getting some very good key word domains using the suffix "insider."
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    • Profile picture of the author Freeman77
      TJ, I liked your "101" suggestion.

      One that I've used before is ASAP. For example, LoseWeightASAP (not sure if that's taken...).
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  • Profile picture of the author WilliamM
    A few frequently used product/service suffixes:

    secrets
    revealed
    domination
    loophole
    pro

    And a few content-centered suffixes:

    guru
    adviser
    expert
    coach
    wizard
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  • Profile picture of the author SRLee
    This is one good post!

    It's extremely useful for someone like me, who is just starting to get into internet businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Kurt, what a great idea for a thread. I don't have a lot of domains and
      don't really do a lot of domain intensive stuff, but for people constantly
      doing keyword research and looking for new keyword based domains, this
      thread is priceless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Dolby
    Ok one of the things i use alot is state and city names in front or in back of the domain name.
    Ie oklahomabluewidgets or bluewidgetsinoklahoma people are always looking for something in their town or state or even country

    Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Moser
    This stuff should go in the War Room but oh well...

    here's my list...

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    Advisor
    Authority
    Base
    Blog
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    Channel
    Connection
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    Journal
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    Magazine
    MarketWatch
    Media
    Net
    Network
    NewsWire
    Now
    Online
    Planet
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    Post
    Pulse
    Ratings
    Report
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenbrandon411
    These are very helpful
    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author stevereel
    Great ideas here for web 2.0 (squidoo, hubpages, etc) as well as domains. Thanks all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rully
    what about 1st-***.com ? it's a good ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    If my niche phrase isn't available in a domain, I'll go find a new niche phrase. Just makes good sense SEO-wise not to add words to your phrase, even if it's to get an available domain.

    I know that goes against the grain of what's being said here, but it's just my two-cents!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by TinkerAndPo View Post

      If my niche phrase isn't available in a domain, I'll go find a new niche phrase. Just makes good sense SEO-wise not to add words to your phrase, even if it's to get an available domain.

      I know that goes against the grain of what's being said here, but it's just my two-cents!
      Hi Tinker,

      Actually, that's the point of this thread...What if the best SEO keyword phrase is taken?

      One option is to choose another, as you suggested. However, this phrase many not have the SEO potential of the first cholice.

      Another option is to add a something to the domain name so it's unique, while still containing the exact search phrase.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOsoftware
    And what about "top-" or "n1-" prefix?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Brite
    If i am going for a product related domain name then adding 'pro' to the end or something similar is always a good tactic (providing you are allowed to use the product name).

    Then its easy money from there on! Often people will also mistake your site for the actual products site and give you backlins too, which of course is great!

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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    Use Google stop words as part of your domain name Google doesn't read these so

    aboutweightloss.com is the same as weightloss.com for seo purposes. About is a stop word for more goto English Stopwords
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  • Profile picture of the author milan
    Prefixes that I haven't seen yet:
    my
    your

    Here is a tool to combine sufixes and prefixes and check if the name is available (through DNS and WHOIS):



    http://www.simpletraffictool.com/DomainNameResearch.exe
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    • Profile picture of the author Goldenchute
      I use google stop words as well. Do pretty good with "insider" and "pro".

      Nice thread :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author homebse
        Thanks everyone for a great post. I have not been good at picking domain names when the primary is taken. This post has given me some real insight.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverbox
    For SEO purposes is suffixes better than prefixes in your domain?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jaspworld
      In general, I think using - or _ or adding small words like "my" is the best alternative. In some cases, domain name doesn't even matter- it's all about the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author HenryEspinosa
    Check out instantdomainsearch.com

    It's much faster and it helps play with words as you type! Awesome for domain names!
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  • Profile picture of the author HenryEspinosa
    Try instantdomainsearc.com cuz it allows you to play with words as you type along and its super fast! Its free and I love this site, so will you!
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    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
      This thread is great but it does kind of beg the question that Tinkerandpo alluded to.. Does a prefixed or suffixed niche phrase actually have the same SEO benefits as a niche phrase on it's own? My own testing reveals a lot of contradictions and I have to say, I am still not decided on this yet. Here is what I have found...

      1. A keyword phrase that gets searches when used as a domain (either .com, .net or .org) is a lot easier to get ranked on Google for with little backlinking effort.

      2. When a suffix or prefix is added and it is still a searched for phrase then you can rank easier for that particular phrase ahead of the un-prefixed phrase. In other words, the domain topbluewidgets.com will be a lot easier to rank highly for the phrase "top blue widgets" than "blue widgets".

      3. A keyword phrase used in the URL as a directory,filename etc will generally still benefit from the same SEO benefits as if it were used as the domain name. For example, widgetsforall.com/bluewidgets.html can still have the same benefits as bluewidgets.com with regards to easier ranking.

      However, as always with Google although generally the above points are true I have also had many keyword domains that are a lot more difficult to rank highly for. There are a lot of factors involved here of course with regard to on page and off page SEO, quality of backlinks etc.. What are other people's experiences of keyword domains versus pre(suf)fixed domains?
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  • Profile picture of the author sparting
    hey every one ..

    The Best prefixes and suffixes all the times

    Suffixes:

    online

    Prefixes:

    the
    web

    For ex: socialtrafficexplosion(dot)com

    Suff: socialtrafficexplosiononline(dot)com

    Pre: thesocialtrafficexplosion(dot)com
    websocialtrafficexplosion(dot)com

    THIS WORKS GREATLY WHEN U PURCHASE A RESALE RIGHTS PRODUCTS...

    GOOD LUCK....


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    • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
      Prefixes that I haven't seen yet:
      my
      your
      These are actually not good prefixes because the customer cannot remember which one of these it was. One of my clients went to the expense of changing their company name because they were using one of these and finding that even their actual customers forgot which they were and ended up doing business with their competitor who had the other domain.

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  • I didn't see this one (sorry if I missed it) -

    I use "stop". Not only does it give me "keywordstop.xxx" but it also gives you the plural + "top".

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  • Profile picture of the author Creative Thinker
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    Anyone want to help brainstorm some simple "prefixes and suffixes" you can add to a keyword based domain name, when your main keywords are taken?

    This would be genric words that go before or after the keywords to create a uniue domain that isn't taken.

    For example, if your keywords are "blue widgets" but bluedwidgets.com is taken, you could add "4u" after, to create bluewidgets4u.com.

    Suffixes:
    4u
    2u
    247
    411 (in the US we dial 411 for information. 411 is now slang for info".
    city
    discounts
    specials
    deals
    reviews

    Prefixes:
    good
    best
    goto
    get
    saveon


    With a decent list, anyone should be able to get a variation of the prime keywords of their choice.

    Any ideas?
    Great. I once had Yellow411.com and sold it for a very high price!
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    Awesome resource thanks everyone. I never have an excuse to not put in the keyword I want for a domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    This thread is almost 7 years old and with the number of new domain extensions since 2009, finding a good domain may be a bit easier.


    However, over the past 7 years many of the "main" keyword-based domains have already been taken. And, the newer extensions can be expensive. Not to mention any domain that isn't a .com will likely kill any type-in traffic, sending it to your competitor that has the .com version.


    There's still some great stuff here that is helpful for anyone looking for a good domain name.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      This thread is almost 7 years old and with the number of new domain extensions since 2009, finding a good domain may be a bit easier.


      However, over the past 7 years many of the "main" keyword-based domains have already been taken. And, the newer extensions can be expensive. Not to mention any domain that isn't a .com will likely kill any type-in traffic, sending it to your competitor that has the .com version.


      There's still some great stuff here that is helpful for anyone looking for a good domain name.
      Hey Kurt you are absolutely correct!

      These days you can find ImHungryFor.Burger

      But ImHungryForBurger.com will be what people type into that search engine every time.

      I actually love finding highly competitive .coms the same as people love to do cross word puzzles. Fun challenge.

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