Domain names taken for niche keywords

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Hi all,

I want to create a website around a niche keyword, but most domain names are taken.

Which of the following is best to use?

mykeyword.info
mykeyword.eu
my-keyword.com
my-keyword.biz

Or should I go for something like mykeywordhq.com?

Thanks,

J
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    They'll all be fine. Having your keyword in your domain name is just one small element of the seo that is needed to get your site good ranking in the search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author modernians
    I would avoid the - and add words like "The", "A" "IS" and other similar words, as google spider ignores these words when spidering your site, so it may be the same to a certain degree in your domain!
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  • Profile picture of the author Holmstrom
    This is "sneaky " advice but works; mykeywordx.com
    Get it?
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  • Profile picture of the author seankaye
    Or you could do something sensible like build your site around a domain name that you could create a brand out of rather than a keyword that is ultimately very limiting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by seankaye View Post

      Or you could do something sensible like build your site around a domain name that you could create a brand out of rather than a keyword that is ultimately very limiting.
      The voice of reason - thank you.
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      nothing to see here.

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    • Profile picture of the author JMSD
      Originally Posted by seankaye View Post

      Or you could do something sensible like build your site around a domain name that you could create a brand out of rather than a keyword that is ultimately very limiting.

      I'd go along with that but there are times when we want to build a site for a special promotion or product launch in which case, being creative about a popular keyword that's taken often produces far better results than going for the any extension other than .com.
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  • Profile picture of the author Distaggio
    You can do silly branding things with that dang little x too. For example, say you are targetting a lithium battery niche and you register: lithiumbatteryx.com. Create a graphic or banner that says "Lithium Battery X...where X marks the spot" and put it as your header/logo image.

    Offer t-shirts and mugs as zazzle items, "Lithium Battery X..." on front, "...where X marks the spot. LithumBatteryX.com"

    Essentially, turn a branding downside, into a branding upside.
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  • Profile picture of the author nrmillions
    unless you only care about seo and search engine traffic then i would highly recommend sticking with non hyphenated .com's. i wouldnt want to spend money advertising my site and building a brand around a hyphenated .biz domain. if pinterest would have used pin-terest.biz do you think they would be as successful right now?
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