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I'm trying to get a .com, naturally lot are taken, i;m also searching google for keywords that are popular, my question is does it matter what order the words are in your domain in comparison to how the user searches them? Also does these matter - like awesome-money-making-guide.com(not searching for that just using as example)
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I try to get as close to what people are searching for, so if they're searching for say, keyword1 keyword2, my choices would be

    keyword1 keyword2.com
    keyword1 keyword2.net
    keyword1 keyword2.org
    keyword1 keyword2.info

    If I couldn't get those, I would use a hyphen or a stop word.
    keyword1-keyword2.com
    the keyword1 keyword2.com

    If I felt I had to add a word onto the domain to get the desired domain, I would add it at the end, not the beginning.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    Thanks for the response, so it's ok to add more than just the terms they're searching for yay? For instance instead of "best pitcher" could I do "bestpitcherever". Also does it hurt me to add say 4/5 words as my domain and only 2/3 being popular search terms? I just found some .net domains I maybe interested in, but the .com's are taken, they look like weak landing pages and alexa has no info on them, what's your thoughts on me getting a .net when the .com already exists?
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    • Profile picture of the author netnutmike
      if you have an exact keyword match that is a .net and the .com is not doing any marketing or doing it badly, you can probably pretty easily jump over them.

      The only bad thing about not being a .com is everyone thinks of .com before they think of the other TLD names.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You can add a word at the end as you showed in your example. I don't add anything but a stop word at the beginning. I have bought many nets and orgs that were exact match domains and outranked the .coms. It's all about the SEO that you do, not the extension. I wouldn't add 4 or 5 words to a domain unless those words are exact matches for long tail keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    Thanks one more question, the 3 word keyword I want, I added a word to it, and searching those 4 word keywords in google showed drastically less results then for the 3 words by themselves, does it matter, will I get still be in the money with those 3 keywords since they're in order and start my URL? Or will that last word screw me, assuming awesome seo is done.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Having the words in the right order in your domain name will help, but it's just a single factor. It's not even necessary to rank well. I say use a small filler word after the keyword phrase and go with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    so definitely .com,.net.org yay? .me is cheaper and would complete it perfect only searching google inurl:.me I found very little
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by cashtree View Post

      so definitely .com,.net.org yay? .me is cheaper and would complete it perfect only searching google inurl:.me I found very little
      I stick with the .com, .net, .org, .info and .co.
      Have had no problem ranking and outranking .coms with those. Never bought a .me or any other extension, so don't have personal knowledge of using them, but I just really don't like the extension. Prefer the mainstream extensions.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    And does the domain have to make sense? Like billsfishingon.com ? kinda doesn't sense
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by cashtree View Post

      And does the domain have to make sense? Like billsfishingon.com ? kinda doesn't sense
      It's a personal preference for me. I prefer the domain makes sense. I sell websites and domains, so I want the most desirable domains that I can get for resale value. I'd rather see BillsFishingSupplies or BillsFishingTrip or BillsFishingTales than BillsFishingOn.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    I agree with .com, .net, .org, but I have taken 1st and second position for a keyword with a .info. Mainly because, the other sites simply did'nt do any on-page or meta SEO.

    However, in my experience, jumbling the words in the domain will hurt you a bit, solely because when you write your articles, or even your on page content, I don't believe you'll get the same SEO value.

    Last night, I was looking for a LSI keyword for a CB product, and thought I hit the jackpot...

    Turns out my attempt to buy satellite.tv ended up being satelitte.tv Oooops!

    Amazingly, it still gets [2,900] per month, far cry from the [246,000] I got all excited about!
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    Really appreciate the advice, sigh I found the perfect domain, google said lot of searches not much competition but the front page has some serious seo power houses, the one guy as like 30 variations of the url all linked to his main, he's ranked on alexa etc...so much not lot of competition he's got lot of quality backlinks too.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Depending on what traffic methods your using, like article syndication, as I remember you inquiring on another thread, you can always gain traffic and rank getting quality backlinks, the #1 slots are usually pretty tough unless you do a lot of research with tools like Market Samurai and lazer (target) a niche with weak competition and low monthly searches, with say 1000-3000 exacts...

    Otherwise, you'll find most desirable niches have some seasoned domains, tons of back links, or high authority. I learned some decent SEO practices, now I gotta get design, and articles down...LOL

    I have a exact domain that my keyword gets 368,000 [exacts] per month 2.2 Million broad, and I haven't even tried to build it yet, as it's dominated by the CDC, .gov, edu's and some serious markets.

    That exactly why I was (am) focused on article syndication...hopefully if I can't beat em, I can grub some traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    domain I got has million US and aboard for global and monthly, I decided to get domain anyway, i'll be happy to even get on the front page, i'm aware the top link gets like 40% of traffic, whatever, saved a buck with namecheap coupan I almost forgot to google appreciate your help guys, hope others benefit from this thread and I hope I can use what I learned to try and make some money off this domain, i'm a newbie so want this to give me a self esteem booster.
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