"Best" Versus "Review" in a Domain Name For a Niche Website

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Hey Warriors, can you help me?

I'm about to purchase a domain name but I want to know which is better between "best" or "review" in a domain name for my future amazon niche website.

To give an example with the iPhone, which is best?

BestiPhone.com
BestAppleiPhone.com
AppleiPhoneReview.net/.org

My website will be focused on written articles reviewing a similar product to the iPhone.

I'm looking forward for your input!

Thank you,
Reda
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  • I would go with review because that word from a consumer stand point's mindset is on a buying mode.

    The consumer is already checking out an honest opinion about the product and if you are the person to provide the answer, they will most likely click your link.

    The word "best" is good nonetheless but sounds more hype type and most people are turned off by that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
    Thank you Joseph for your reply.

    I understand what you are saying and I will take that in consideration in making a choice.

    I'm certainly looking for consumers on a buying mode and "review" is most likely to go with that.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
      I would agree that review would be a better choice, I would further caution you to avoid any trademarked name in the domain name.
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    • Originally Posted by Reda Lagrana View Post

      Thank you Joseph for your reply.

      I understand what you are saying and I will take that in consideration in making a choice.

      I'm certainly looking for consumers on a buying mode and "review" is most likely to go with that.
      Glad to help Reda!

      On my keywords I try to rank on google and serps, I use "review" all the time.

      This is true because before i got into network marketing and Before I signed up for one of my affiliate products, I searched on google the product name and "review" afterwards.

      I remembered how my mindset was during the search mode and I was really finding out pros and cons about the product in order for me to make that purchase.

      Remember this, if you Think like a consumer asking questions during your marketing campaigns and you will create tons of followers in no time
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      • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
        Originally Posted by Joseph Villanueva View Post

        Glad to help Reda!

        On my keywords I try to rank on google and serps, I use "review" all the time.

        This is true because before i got into network marketing and Before I signed up for one of my affiliate products, I searched on google the product name and "review" afterwards.

        I remembered how my mindset was during the search mode and I was really finding out pros and cons about the product in order for me to make that purchase.

        Remember this, if you Think like a consumer asking questions during your marketing campaigns and you will create tons of followers in no time
        You are right. I also tend to type in Google when I want to purchase a product "product name review or reviews".

        So yes for sure review tend to enforce to get a buying audience. So for an amazon niche website if this tend to even help a little to rank. I would definitely go for it.

        Thank you, I will keep the last line in mind and adopt it as a mindset during my marketing campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author imterrywagner
    Hi Reda, I think your best bet is using "review" as it gives more interest to people looking for answers from other people.
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    • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
      Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

      I would agree that review would be a better choice, I would further caution you to avoid any trademarked name in the domain name.
      Thank you Robin for your reply.

      That certainly strengthen the choice of "review".

      I did not know that domains names were trademarked.

      I will avoid to go in a trademark infringement.

      I learned something today!

      Cheers,
      Reda

      Originally Posted by imterrywagner View Post

      Hi Reda, I think your best bet is using "review" as it gives more interest to people looking for answers from other people.
      Hi Terry, thank you also for your input. It's making sense to me now.
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  • Profile picture of the author CutPasteProfits
    I don't think it matters as much as it used to. I have a pheromone review site (PheromonePro) and while I do post reviews, I also have other content related to it for SEO purposes.

    It also has the added advantage of being brandable (which I think is where Google wants us to go), as opposed to productnamereviews.com. Up to you
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Speaking strictly as a consumer, I wouldn't use either. When I look for a product, I automatically discount any domain name with those words. Too many cookie cutter affiliate sites.

      For me, at least, using the so-called "buyer words" in the domain name causes the serp equivalent of banner blindness. I know that in 98% of the pages, I'm going to read a gushing review coupled with an affiliate link, probably by someone who has never seen the actual product, or content scraped from the vendor site.
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      • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Speaking strictly as a consumer, I wouldn't use either. When I look for a product, I automatically discount any domain name with those words. Too many cookie cutter affiliate sites.

        For me, at least, using the so-called "buyer words" in the domain name causes the serp equivalent of banner blindness. I know that in 98% of the pages, I'm going to read a gushing review coupled with an affiliate link, probably by someone who has never seen the actual product, or content scraped from the vendor site.
        Thank you John for your reply and for sharing your view.

        I intend to create a 100% unique and genuine reviews.

        I won't copy/paste any of someone else content and that will tend to provide a real value and authority to the website in the long shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author roger123
    Google does not give much importance to keywords in the domain these days, so it is better that you go for a brandable domain that can have one keyword and is easy to remember.
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    • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
      Originally Posted by roger123 View Post

      Google does not give much importance to keywords in the domain these days, so it is better that you go for a brandable domain that can have one keyword and is easy to remember.
      Originally Posted by CutPasteProfits View Post

      I don't think it matters as much as it used to. I have a pheromone review site (PheromonePro) and while I do post reviews, I also have other content related to it for SEO purposes.

      It also has the added advantage of being brandable (which I think is where Google wants us to go), as opposed to productnamereviews.com. Up to you
      Thank you Roger and CutPasteProfits for your input.

      I understand what you are saying and I also tend to agree that Google is not taking consideration of the keywords in the domain name as they used to be.

      But in this amazon niche website which will be specifically based in reviewing a sub-niche/micro-niche products I think it will be best not to use a brandable domain name.

      As opposed to one of an other project which will be an authority website and I purchased for it a brandable domain name.

      So in my opinion, I think it depends on the nature and the purpose of the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Not many marketers like The, Best or any similar words as Prefix of any domain name.
    Go for brandable domain, if no, I would prefer the review one over the best ones used in prefixes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
      Originally Posted by datingworld View Post

      Not many marketers like The, Best or any similar words as Prefix of any domain name.
      Go for brandable domain, if no, I would prefer the review one over the best ones used in prefixes.
      Thank you datingworld for your input here, I will keep that in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by Reda Lagrana View Post

    Hey Warriors, can you help me?

    I'm about to purchase a domain name but I want to know which is better between "best" or "review" in a domain name for my future amazon niche website.

    To give an example with the iPhone, which is best?

    BestiPhone.com
    BestAppleiPhone.com
    AppleiPhoneReview.net/.org

    My website will be focused on written articles reviewing a similar product to the iPhone.

    I'm looking forward for your input!

    Thank you,
    Reda
    Neither. Some of the case studies by search engine optimization specialists have found that most of the search engines used to give credible weight to domain names with best or review in the domain name, but no longer give credible weight to domain names with best or review in the domain name. Primarily, the main reason is because the majority of the websites promoting Amazon were cookie cutter websites with similar or the same content.

    The trick is to put yourself in the mindset of the consumer. Studies show the majority of consumers are already in the buying mood and as such often search for the lowest price. Most buyers will buy from a reputable source at the lowest or reasonable price. There are hundreds of established Amazon sites that focus on that mindset, avoid the terms best and review, and do very well.

    To capitalize on search engine factors and more importantly the consumer mindset it is a good idea to create a domain name and website with competing content.

    A good example would be a website with the word "help" in the domain name, example being mobilehelp.com or similar. Consumers often see the word "help" as both an incentive and warning. Just enough information in the domain names to create an interest and more importantly.. the click to your site.

    The content on the site must be competitive compared to the hundreds of similar sites with the words best or view in the domain name. Aside from the usual content such as star ratings, specs, etc. it is a good idea to actually provide "help" with product compare and the lowest price of competing products. To be more competitive with similar sites and make your site standout it is a good idea to list the links to the products support and your own reviews of the support.

    Just a few ways to differentiate your domain name and your website.

    Jeffery 100% :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Originally Posted by Reda Lagrana View Post

    Hey Warriors, can you help me?

    I'm about to purchase a domain name but I want to know which is better between "best" or "review" in a domain name for my future amazon niche website.

    To give an example with the iPhone, which is best?

    BestiPhone.com
    BestAppleiPhone.com
    AppleiPhoneReview.net/.org

    My website will be focused on written articles reviewing a similar product to the iPhone.

    I'm looking forward for your input!

    Thank you,
    Reda

    They all suck. Stop using keyword domains. When was the last time you visited a REAL website that had some sort of half-assed keyword domain?

    Forget keyword domains and build a BRAND.

    How about LagranaCellular.com??? It's a brandable name that you can build around and be proud to promote to friends and others. Your site can become a "destination" rather than some spam site a visitor sees once and then never returns to.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    wolfmmiii is right. Branded domains are working like gangbusters right now. Google is obviously a fan of big established brands and publishers who are in the process of establishing a brand. I would stay away from domains that have the word 'review' or 'best' in them. Like John McCabe said,searchers are becoming banner blind to those type of domains in the search results.
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