Keyword domain names & Amazon

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I have a few domain names mainly the EMD (exact match domain) variety. My thinking is to create an Amazon landing page site using my domain names that are relevant to the Amazon product categories.

So for example:- If I owned Stroller.com (not my domain) I would feature a number of Amazon strollers + accessories on this website with good unique content etc.

If these lttle sites get traffic and generate a few sales I could then flip them for a better price than just selling the domains.

I would really really appreciate your feedback on this idea.

Thanks

Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I'm sure there are still people out there buying domain names just because of the name but it is senseless. Google has said more times than I can count that the domain name has zero effect on how well a website ranks.

    So, assuming you are selling the domain name to someone intelligent enough to know that, a site that actually makes money is always going to sell for far more money than just a domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    I agree with what Dave has said. A site that has a proven record of sales will sell for more than those that don't.

    A caveat to this.. if the EDM were to be of the caliber of "strollers.com" you might want to have a domain name broker get involved, at the very least look at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Killua7
    The domain name has no impact on the rank of your site. So if you sell domain name, you won't have profit in the long run.
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  • I think link building is more important than domain names.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    While the domain name may not have an effect on SE ranking, that's not the point.

    Selling a revenue producing asset is the point.

    Once the site is producing revenue, having a good name is better than having a poor one.

    Where would you rather put your money?

    National Capital Mutual Savings & Loan? Or JoeBob's Bank, Bait, and Drive-Through Beer Emporium?
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  • Profile picture of the author papeter
    Thanks to all of you, just what I wanted to hear. I have 220 domain names and will now put each of these to use on a simple affiliate site promoting amazon and possib'y other merchants. If I can generate $1 a day per site I will be a happy old man. Also I will then have an asset which might increase in value over time and maybe something nice to leave the kids.

    Thanks guys.


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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    I agree with them. Selling a domain name doesn't really make sense. As we all know, there is no direct effect when it comes to domain names and website rank. The important thing is content and link building.

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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    You might be ignoring the advertising potential of an EMD. For instance, it's generally acknowledged that a .com extension can give a site more credibility than, say, an .io.

    Additionally, as already mentioned, a descriptive name can be much more relevant to a searcher than a some forgettable gobbledygook. More to the point, it is easier to remember an EMD and, if done correctly, will explain to the potential visitor exactly what he or she will find at your site.

    The shorter the better. The easier to pronounce the better. And, at least in some circles, the easier it will be to resell if that time ever comes.

    I don't have any authoritative insights regarding SEO for EMD, but I do know there are people who will pay $1,000s for them in the right circumstances. While you might not have any shortcuts to ranking on Bing or Google, you can certainly save a lot of money on building a recognizable brand.
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    • Profile picture of the author papeter
      Originally Posted by SiteNameSales View Post

      You might be ignoring the advertising potential of an EMD. For instance, it's generally acknowledged that a .com extension can give a site more credibility than, say, an .io.

      Additionally, as already mentioned, a descriptive name can be much more relevant to a searcher than a some forgettable gobbledygook. More to the point, it is easier to remember an EMD and, if done correctly, will explain to the potential visitor exactly what he or she will find at your site.

      The shorter the better. The easier to pronounce the better. And, at least in some circles, the easier it will be to resell if that time ever comes.

      I don't have any authoritative insights regarding SEO for EMD, but I do know there are people who will pay $1,000s for them in the right circumstances. While you might not have any shortcuts to ranking on Bing or Google, you can certainly save a lot of money on building a recognizable brand.
      Thanks, I appreciate your comments,
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  • Profile picture of the author geekypeeky
    I will prefer you to go with brandable or pmd domains. Google tends to like authority sites nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author StirlingC
    I think this sounds like a great idea as long as you have great content, good SEO and you review the products.

    Good luck!

    Stirling
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