Use of the word "Student" in a domain name...

by fin
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What's the general consensus for using a word like student in the domain name?

Does it alienate people who aren't students, or who might like to think terrible things about pesky little kids who expect everything given to them on a plate, LOL :p.

Just say for instance, it was a personal development blog. Just say the name was something much like "student of life."

Personally, I like the name student. It says to me "learn things," but I understand people might have different views, especially some who may look down on students, and who would be repelled to click on a website with student prominent in the domain.

What ya' think?
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeDRL
    I personally think (consider that I am a fulltime student) that the word is associated with learning and growing so everything is positive about that word.

    Also, studies involves homeworks, which is what internet marketers and everybody want anyway, an action-plan to get where they want to be.

    You can also get some kind of authority from that word. Students always learn from a teacher, which would be you.

    That's my view of it!

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  • Profile picture of the author mahol
    There are two possibilities on IM.
    (1) one is you are teacher and teaching to your students in IM.
    (2) Second is Student getting teached by gurus.

    So it is worth to put "student" word in domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmerns
    Nope, it's great don't think too hard on this one it's a winner.

    I use one word in particular in front of almost every single website I build because
    it triggers a positive reaction. Not only that, but I can target almost ANY keyword phrase this way by using that word. You can do the same.

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  • Profile picture of the author Wilton White
    Hello,

    I agree with Lori; the use of the word "student" in a domain name definitely triggers a positive reaction for an Internet-related endeavor (as opposed to something offline like, "student driver" ). It's attractive to those who want to learn and those who want to be taught.

    I would try to incorporate the word "student" into the domain without hyphens, if at all possible; names such as "golf-student.com" do not seem to fare as well as continuous character names such as "golfstudent.com".

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by Wilton White View Post

      Hello,

      I agree with Lori; the use of the word "student" in a domain name definitely triggers a positive reaction for an Internet-related endeavor (as opposed to something offline like, "student driver" ). It's attractive to those who want to learn and those who want to be taught.

      I would try to incorporate the word "student" into the domain without hyphens, if at all possible; names such as "golf-student.com" do not seem to fare as well as continuous character names such as "golfstudent.com".

      Good luck.
      The domain name is actually: somethingstudent.com

      but when I get the logo made, it will have "of life" under the main name.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lucy Writes
        I would think, depending on how it's used, that the word "student" would attract anyone who wanted to learn more about what your site discusses. Using it in the way you described would certainly fit that bill.

        If you were doing a website on services or products that were specifically for students, such as student loans, then the use of the word in the domain in that way would attract that type of visitor.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
    You are going to alienate people regardless of whether or not you use the word student. You are in a niche, which alienates people who are not into the niche. Really all this is doing is tightening up your position.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Copeland
    Student in my mind just means I'm going to learn something by doing it... not that I am a student in the 'go to school' sense and I am sure it would mean that to a lot of others too.
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  • Profile picture of the author donny531
    My opinion is that no matter what your domain has in it it will alienate some people there is no way you are going to be able to please everyone out there. I do agree with others tho that it would be a positive to use in your case.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I would say avoid using the keyword student, if the material of your blog is not really related to students only.

    Try to get keywords in your URL more related to the concept of your blog niche, people don't spend much time to figure out what is your website is really about.

    I would avoid a website simply from its url on google, if I though it doesn't imply what i am looking for
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    I think it's worthwhile to include Student in your domain name especially if your niche is geared towards students. Also if your site has an aspect of self-improvement, development, learning then having that word in your domain sounds good to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author cornwallalford
    It could not be ideal to use the word "Student" in domain because if its been used the result will be in tremendous form than the searching and sorting of the information will be more and than its too tedious to find the relevant information thus filter information cannot be achieved.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I think of myself as a student also, but I don't think the general public thinks that way and that is why I have "learn" in my websites that targets teaching. The teaching sites are internet marketing, make money at home sites.
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