your thoughts on my new domain name

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just bought my first domain name and i would love you input on it goodatyourjob.com do you think it is easy to remember or should i go for a shorted domain?
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  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    What is your marketing objective with your domain?

    AJ
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  • Profile picture of the author hostwindsEvanM
    Actually sounds like a pretty good catch - leaves a lot of room for some good content there. Now make it something catchy and worth while!
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    • Profile picture of the author goodatyourjob
      i think im going to focus on how important customer service is and how to improve it on the site.
      and should i have gone for good-at-your-job.com instead for seo purpose or would it not make a diffrence?
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      • Profile picture of the author roundcat
        Originally Posted by goodatyourjob View Post

        i think im going to focus on how important customer service is and how to improve it on the site.
        and should i have gone for good-at-your-job.com instead for seo purpose or would it not make a diffrence?
        I'm not an expert, but from what I understand exact match domain names no longer have much effect on SEO. Content is king, so make sure your site is full of good information and keywords/key phrases without stuffing.

        The goodatyourjob.com domain name is a decent one - a little long but memorable enough. I'd refer to it in print as GoodAtYourJob.com for easier readability.
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  • Profile picture of the author GMT
    I think it's a good name as is without the -. In terms of the sites focus IMHO your most profitable direction is solving someones problem, so that they search for it to begin with, and so they click/buy something when they get there. And since lot of company are about their bottom line and hence have no gripes about outsourcing overseas to save a buck(regardless of how bad the customer service is) explaining about how important it is may not be the best direction. I think if you focused on people finding jobs, offering jobs, tips on how to get hired, do better at your jobs, get promoted, make the most of what your job offers(as in clientel for the future) etc...these maybe better foundation points, but i'm just giving my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sara Nightingale
      Originally Posted by GMT View Post

      And since lot of company are about their bottom line and hence have no gripes about outsourcing overseas to save a buck(regardless of how bad the customer service is) explaining about how important it is may not be the best direction.
      I am not sure that the majority of business owners really think outsourcing customer service to just anyone regardless of how bad the service is rings true. They try to save a buck and then find in many cases they lose money because the support service they selected isn't up to par and then worse they find prices aren't actually much cheaper in the long run- so many business owners make mistakes before seeking out better support help! Any company that knows business knows how important Customer Service is to repeat business and reduced refunds. So I see no reason to exclude the topic.
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      Customer Service Edge LLC

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  • Profile picture of the author Prateek Dwivedi
    As far as my experience goes, domain names do not have too much effect on SEO. So you are good to do whatever you want to mate.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    I like the name as a name. What you do with it will tell the tale about how good it really is, though.

    "Good at your job" doesn't scream "customer service is important", though. I think GMT is headed in the right direction, focusing on ways and tools to do better at one's job. Doesn't matter if that job is running a business, flipping burgers or raising kids.

    You have to find a way to make the connection and draw people in.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      I prefer shorter brandable names.

      I'm not really keen on long phrases. Yours isn't too bad, but as John said it's pretty loose.

      I give it 7 out of 10.
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  • Profile picture of the author taniqueko
    I like the name. I think it's catchy and easy to remember.

    Would you also like GreatAtMyJob. GoodAtMyJob was already taken. But using my is a great way to make the user feel apart of your site. Though that may not be as catchy as yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author louie6925
    I think its a good name, but sorry to say its what goes with it that counts!
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    Feel free to chat if you live in the UK I may have something for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I think the question would be "how do i monetize this site" or "whats the best way to make money from this site".

    Don't drive yourself nuts over a domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    This domain name is fine. However, it could be shorter.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulV
    First off, congrats on buying your first domain!

    Are you trying to also rank for the keyword Good At Your Job?

    In terms of SEO purposes it really doesn't matter whether it has - hyphens in it or not.

    However, if you want it to stand out more to the searcher then the hyphens can make it look more readable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Menzieshunt
    I agree with Paul - as far as Google is concerned for SEO it doesn't care if a domain name has hyphens in or not, but returning visitors will - the first one is much easier to remember and type in. The main reason some domain names have hyphens in is to avoid a repetition of letters - an example of this is the National Lottery website which is national-lottery instead of nationallottery - so for instance getteddy.com would not be as easy to remember and type in as get-teddy.com. Also what other people have said about exact match domain names is completely true. I am not number 6 on a Google search of my chosen keywords because of my domain name - I learnt that lesson as a rookie newbie in week one (am still a newbie) when I discovered I was nowhere !- I am now on page 1 three weeks down the line because of content - if you put good content in, post frequently and optimise the content for your chosen keywords - look on Adwords for ideas - you will slowly start to see results and visitors - good luck!!! Oh and don't forget to add a few backlinks -grr!! I hate that process. Just don't rely too much on Google traffic as they change the rules a lot!
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