by golf69
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Hey guys guick question...I'm putting together an ecommerce store to sell shoes and trying to come up with a domain for the site.

Would you try to get a domain name that includes the main keyword? Or would you try to come up with a catchy domain name that does not necessarily contain your main keyword?

The reason for this question is for seo purposes...ive heard it said that it is much easier to rank for keywords with a keyword rich domain.

Any input would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks in advance...
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    if you plan to be serious about seo then the keyword domain is the one you want.

    the only way i would choose the catchy name is if i had a decent advertising budget to brand my business and domain name.

    branding is really the advantage to a catchy name.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
    How about zappos if it is not taken.


    HA just kidding.


    Do both of your ideas. Catchy AND has the keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheKeys
    I would say one that includes your main keyword. It's a lot easier if you have a tight budget. For example.. if your selling blue nike shoes.. do: bluenikeshoes.com

    Inside of something catchy like: iNike.com (examples)

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  • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
    Why are the two mutually exclusive?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by golf69 View Post

    Would you try to get a domain name that includes the main keyword?
    I would.

    And I'd want the major keyword to be at the start of the domain name.

    I wouldn't touch anything with "best" or anything else before the keyword, as some people do. I'd rather have "xyz" after the keyword, if I'm thinking of SEO.

    Originally Posted by golf69 View Post

    Or would you try to come up with a catchy domain name that does not necessarily contain your main keyword?
    I wouldn't do that, myself: "catchy"/"brandable" domain-names are more for businesses with mega-advertising/promotion budgets, I think.

    Originally Posted by golf69 View Post

    The reason for this question is for seo purposes...ive heard it said that it is much easier to rank for keywords with a keyword rich domain.
    This seems still be true at the moment. Google has given some indications that it may not necessarily stay that way. (But of course, that isn't the only search engine, anyway).
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    the site would probably only be setup on one.

    so the other would need to be a redirect which gets into all sorts of other seo stuff depending on which one the content is on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Donimo
    If you are really wanting to target your visitors from search engines, then having a keyword in a domain is good. However, If your lookng to go real big wiith your website then I suggest you go for a more brandable or catchy domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
    If your key word is shoes I just checked there DEFINITELY are catchy domain names available with the term shoes in there.

    Not really sure why everyone keeps insisting the OP has to choose one or the other.
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    • Profile picture of the author golf69
      what do you guys and girls think of this...??

      Womens Shoes by Sharon the . com is available.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
    horrible if you want people to remember it.

    What are you keyterms?
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    • Profile picture of the author golf69
      The main keywords are womens shoes, women shoes, womens shoe, etc
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      womens-shoes.biz and womensshoeworld.com and womensshoesworld.com are available.

      (So is shoesforchicks.com. I'm "just saying" ...)
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      • Profile picture of the author golf69
        Thanks everyone for your help on this!
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  • Profile picture of the author golf69
    So what does everyone think?

    womens shoe world dot com or shoes for chicks dot com?

    Is having just the word "shoes" in the domain enough for seo purposes, or do you think I need the exact keyword "womens shoes"?

    Thanks so much to everyone on this thread who provided input!!
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