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Are there any negative consequences to choosing a domain name that is slightly different to your main keyword? For example, www.applesaredelicious.com vs www.bapplesaredelicious.com (with 'apples are delicious' being the main keyword).

Feels like a bit of a silly question, but I just want to be 100% sure that I won't be putting any unnecessary obstacles in my way.

Thanks guys.
#urls #wording
  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fang
    Google looks at your domain length, traffic and many others. A domain name like "www.ilovemonkeys.com" will rank a lot better than "www.applesaredelicous.com" if it has proven Google to attract lots of people who like delicious apples.
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    • Profile picture of the author JBWritingServices
      Originally Posted by Andy Fang View Post

      Google looks at your domain length, traffic and many others. A domain name like "www.ilovemonkeys.com" will rank a lot better than "www.applesaredelicous.com" if it has proven Google to attract lots of people who like delicious apples.
      Thanks. But I'm more interested in finding out the effect of slight differences, such as an additional letter (apples vs bapples).
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    Is there big traffic for "apple are delicious" keyword?
    Anyway, it is not buyer's keyword.. No point.
    Nowadays, EMD is not that critical to Google.

    Focus on your content and backlinks. These are the cores for SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author JBWritingServices
      Originally Posted by khooster1 View Post

      Is there big traffic for "apple are delicious" keyword?
      Anyway, it is not buyer's keyword.. No point.
      Nowadays, EMD is not that critical to Google.

      Focus on your content and backlinks. These are the cores for SEO.
      Lol! I'm just using it as an example. I have no intention of selling apples online
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by JBWritingServices View Post

        I have no intention of selling apples online
        Maybe not, but "cores for SEO" was still a nicely chosen comment.
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        • Profile picture of the author Andy Fang
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Maybe not, but "cores for SEO" was still a nicely chosen comment.
          Aha, this just made me spill my coffee Alexa.
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        • Profile picture of the author JBWritingServices
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Maybe not, but "cores for SEO" was still a nicely chosen comment.
          I was waiting for the first apple-related pun!

          Totally intentional, right khooster :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Fang
      Originally Posted by khooster1 View Post

      Is there big traffic for "apple are delicious" keyword?
      Anyway, it is not buyer's keyword.. No point.
      Nowadays, EMD is not that critical to Google.

      Focus on your content and backlinks. These are the cores for SEO.
      Yes, I was just wondering that also. Why did you choose apples are delicious? A specific product?
      EDIT: Nevermind, my bad. Answered just as I posted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by JBWritingServices View Post

    I just want to be 100% sure that I won't be putting any unnecessary obstacles in my way.
    It may make comparatively little difference, these days, but it makes sense, if using letters/words additional to your keyword, to put them after the keyword in the domain-name rather than before.

    All the people with domain-names like "yourkeyword.com", "bestkeyword.com" and "mykeyword.com" have gone slightly wrong: domain-names like "keywordworld.com", "keywordreality.com" and even "keyword-xyz.com" have better chances.

    It's an SEO question you're asking, really, I think. And should be posted here: http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...cussion-forum/ (where you may get more replies, too).
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