can someone answer this for me?

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say i have a domain name that i want to purchase, that corresponds to the keyword i want to rank for, but it is unavailable :confused:

SO my plan B is to purchase a domain name that still involves these keywords, but adds an extra one to it, so for example:

i want to rank for tackle boxes but tackleboxes.com is unavailable

so instead i choose baitandtackleboxes.com

would this work out? or would it be some downside to this? thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    If the domain is taken, its the best alternative. I'm not an SEO guru by any means, but I cant see it playing a tremendous impact unless you are dealing with tremdnous volume.

    My bet is your backlinking and on-age seo is more critical!
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  • Profile picture of the author staffjam
    Have you tried contacting the domain owner. You should be able to get their details off whois. But if it's a parked page it's probably owened by a domainer who will no doubt want top $$
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    I think that you are right. I'm not a SEO expert either, but I have some experience dealing with organic traffic and I think that domain is more relevant than most people say.


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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    Yes I agree try and contact the owner to buy if that is what you really want but the other alternative is to add another word or words as you have done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Hi Jeffery,

    Do the research and find the domain name listed next in the search for your keyword.

    Don't just add words to it that won't work. Take the time to find another longtail that
    includes the keywords you want. You may then find low hanging fruit that meets your
    needs and allows you the option for a domain name.

    Have a Great Day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Richnana
    Did you try tacklebox (singular?) or tackle-box? did you try the info, net extensions? Recently an expert explained that he can rank #1on Google for these extensions also. So go back and see what you can do as an alternative. Good luck to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author madmmd
    it would be the best option that you can have..
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  • Profile picture of the author Crystal smith
    I think the 2nd best option kind of adds to the element.
    I read something the other day that was about choosing domains and it mentioned that as long as the main key words are there, its excellent to have other key words as well... so in my opinion, (not that it really matters that much) bait is a great alternate!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      fishing-tacklebox.net

      Two for one with keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockstaradi
    I am not a SEO guru, but I think and know (from my experiences) that the domain you bought is an excellent alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author big jeffrey
    thanks guys for answering my questions!. so i found the domain i wanted to settle on.

    trailandgamecameras.com my question is now as far as monetizing should i wait? is 4 posts too many in the beginning? i've heard of ending up in googles "sandbox" am i doing too much in the beginning by adding amazon affiliate links along with my post or should i add that kind of thing in over time?
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    • Profile picture of the author sjpslabbert
      Originally Posted by big jeffrey View Post

      thanks guys for answering my questions!. so i found the domain i wanted to settle on.

      trailandgamecameras.com my question is now as far as monetizing should i wait? is 4 posts too many in the beginning? i've heard of ending up in googles "sandbox" am i doing too much in the beginning by adding amazon affiliate links along with my post or should i add that kind of thing in over time?
      I am also wondering about this: when do you monetize your site? Do you do it immediately, or wait until you rank well and then ad them?
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      • Profile picture of the author Phantomwriter
        I would go with tackleboxesandbait.com so that the key word comes first. Thats my take.
        All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacquey
    choosing the alternative domain may also affect your business of course. The word bait must got something to do with your business too.
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  • Profile picture of the author big jeffrey
    well, i guess my main question is the monetization part? and how it will affect my ranking?
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  • Profile picture of the author big jeffrey
    ^ do you always add monetization very quickly to your sites?
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    • Profile picture of the author Gino Robin
      Hi
      You will get a solution, Just be calm and brainstorm you will come up with something...

      When plan A not working...remember there a wide variety of options..only you can make that decision

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  • Originally Posted by big jeffrey View Post

    say i have a domain name that i want to purchase, that corresponds to the keyword i want to rank for, but it is unavailable :confused:

    SO my plan B is to purchase a domain name that still involves these keywords, but adds an extra one to it, so for example:

    i want to rank for tackle boxes but tackleboxes.com is unavailable

    so instead i choose baitandtackleboxes.com

    would this work out? or would it be some downside to this? thanks!
    If you asked this in the main marketing forum I'm sure you would get a stronger response. This sub-forum is mainly about discussing personal growth.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Originally Posted by Get Inspired Today View Post

      If you asked this in the main marketing forum I'm sure you would get a stronger response. This sub-forum is mainly about discussing personal growth.
      He did and it was moved to this section!

      Have a Great Day!
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  • Profile picture of the author dfinancialmkt
    Do a search for keywords using The Free Keyword Tool from WordStream - Free Keywords for SEO, AdWords, & Blogging and then use a bulk domain checker like Bulk Check to see what is available.
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