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For an information site where its expected that most viewers will be at a moderate level of knowledge or lower, is a domain name ending in 101 insulting? As in carpetriding101.tld?
#101 #insulting
  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Originally Posted by ron.the.bull View Post

    For an information site where its expected that most viewers will be at a moderate level of knowledge or lower, is a domain name ending in 101 insulting? As in carpetriding101.tld?
    I suppose it does if you are hyper sensitive but it would not for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author SecretMLMLeads
      I don't think it's insulting, but if you're targeting people who have more knowledge of the subject than "101" level, why not come up with a new domain name?

      If you're trying to fit your keywords into the url and found that they are already taken, try using dashes in between the words.
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      • Profile picture of the author ron.the.bull
        It's a busy niche full of big boys. The keywords are good, and in my mind 101 fits. I figure the numbers will be somewhat discounted by Google for keyword searches. Why I'm asking is that this is a long term niche, and results will be hard fought over time. I want to keep the domain a long time and live with it. Yeah, I'm a bit paranoid, but at the same time just want a good name to be proud of in the long run. The target audience are those looking for help. The content will be top notch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Lee
    Why would it be insulting?

    Doesn't make any sense if the information is good.

    -Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Lee
    How about 202 instead of 101?

    202 looks more advanced.

    -Shaun
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      • Profile picture of the author ron.the.bull
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I think its potential suitability depends whether your target market is US-only or international: this "101" expression is widely used and understood only in the US (and possibly Canada?), not in the rest of the English-speaking world, as far as I'm aware.
        I did not realize that, thanks for pointing it out. The site should attract international visitors, but I suspect given the niche, it would be mostly North American.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
      Originally Posted by novintabligh View Post

      I do not understand why it is insulting? what about 303 ?
      Originally Posted by Shaun Lee View Post

      How about 202 instead of 101?

      202 looks more advanced.

      -Shaun
      Well... 404 will be bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author novintabligh
    I do not understand why it is insulting? what about 303 ?
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    • Profile picture of the author daver99
      It's a whole lot better than "for dummies". Although as we know there has been a lot of cash made under that label.

      It all depends on how you want to position yourself in the mind of your market. If the majority of people are going to be looking for a basic foundation then 101 is perfect.

      If however, your market wants more than the basics then you will probably get passed over.

      If there were two websites or domains:

      www.listbuilding101.com


      www.advancedlistbuilding.com


      I would be attracted to the second..... but I would not be offended by the first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
    Hey if ".... for Dummies" books work these days, then you shouldn't have to worry.

    I never thought of 101 as being insulting though... Usually it conveys information to get you rolling...

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    • Profile picture of the author DB Curtiss
      Don't forget the ..."For Idiots" guides.

      There's always plenty of room at the bottom. I think "...For Completely Brain Dead Imbeciles" would be be a good seller.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Not at all...it is inviting...
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    • Profile picture of the author backlinkking3
      I would think that many people might find this inviting since it appears to be a lower level that would suit them at this particular moment. This is America after all, the land of choices...
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    • Profile picture of the author marcdonovan
      I kinda like the idea.

      Had never considered it, but it would probably work well on a review-oriented site.
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      • Profile picture of the author ron.the.bull
        Thank you, everyone for helping put this in perspective for me. It is going to be an information site, and I suspect it will work after more consideration and input from you guys. Naturally I would have preferred the keywords without the buffer, but I'll take what I can get.
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