good keyword domain name?

by jkiley
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What is considred a good keyword domain name?

if I can get ThisIsMyKeyword.com and this is my keyword is being searched on google about 74,000 times a month (according to google traffic estimator).

Is that good?

what's a good number?
#domain #good #keyword
  • Profile picture of the author kenny5
    That is a good amount of searches but you have to keep in mind things like competition as well.

    If 74,000 people search for a keyword but there are a million competing pages it is going to be hard to rank for that keyword.

    This is by no means a rule, but just a guideline that I like to follow. Type in your keyword on Google with quotes around it, "this is my keyword" and if it has less than 50,000 competing pages, I usually go for it.

    Once again, just an opinion, there are no hard and fast rules on this.
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    • Profile picture of the author jkiley
      Originally Posted by kenny5 View Post

      That is a good amount of searches but you have to keep in mind things like competition as well.

      If 74,000 people search for a keyword but there are a million competing pages it is going to be hard to rank for that keyword.

      This is by no means a rule, but just a guideline that I like to follow. Type in your keyword on Google with quotes around it, "this is my keyword" and if it has less than 50,000 competing pages, I usually go for it.

      Once again, just an opinion, there are no hard and fast rules on this.
      Thanks.

      There are only 1750 pages. Something is not right. 74K people searching for that phrase and only 1750 pages?

      am i missing something?
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  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    is that EXACT or just BROAD? i always look at exact so not sure how broad would compare...
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris DeMarco
    To know if a keyword is good you need 2 things:

    1) Number of people searching for the keyword – To find this you can use the Google Keyword Tool. There are 2 ways to search (actually 3 but not many people use phrase match).

    Broad Match – For broad match the word(s) can show up anywhere and in any order. If your keyword phrase is dog training, it will count people typing in “dog”, “dog training”, or “training a dog in Altanta”. Because there are so many variations it will look like a lot of people are interested but they may not be targeted for your product.

    Exact Match – Tells you how many people type in the exact phrase “dog training”. This is a better representation of who is looking for only “dog training”.

    The Exact and Broad match settings are right below the “Categories” section in the Keyword Tool. Make sure only one is checked at a time.

    2) Websites also competing for the word – Use the regular Google search box. If you type in dog training as is, it will give you the number of competing pages for Broad search, which is usually a lot and again, not always targeting you keyword. If you type your phrase in quotes, “dog training”, this will give you the number of websites using the exact phrase. This is a better measure of your competition. An ideal number is under 50,000 (as Kenny5 also said) but you can go higher if you want to do more SEO work.

    To rank best you want the highest number of exact match searches with the lowest number of exact match competing web pages.
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