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can you still get to the top these days with an exact match domain if the competition is medium or low?
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  • Profile picture of the author wally247
    You can get to the top with ANY domain these days....IF you do your KW research correct.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by TenaciousFlea View Post

    can you still get to the top these days with an exact match domain if the competition is medium or low?
    Yes, but you can't do it with just an exact match domain name.
    Onsite SEO is more important.

    But I've done it (before I knew what I was doing) with little competition...and a small market. But an exact match URL isn't the most important factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author kebertt
    An EMD will certainly benefit your SEO, but it remains difficult to rank without ATLEAST some on-site SEO even in some low competition keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    I love it when I see others ranking with a top domain but adding an extra letter to the domain name - such as an "x" or something similar. That person didnt' have to pay outrageous fees to acquire the exact domain, and just added one extra letter. Of course it's all about the SEO, specially the on page SEO but it goes to show that it's quite possible to get ranking high with a little bit of creativity.
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  • Profile picture of the author chungacreative
    I have found it is easier to get to the top with a domain name that isnt brand new. So see if you can find a domain that didn't get renewed before you go out and buy a domain with no history.
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  • Profile picture of the author Merden
    Exact match domain still work if your business really relate with domain name. And also don't forget the importance of onsite and offsite factors. Do not add any ads script in your business website and increase your domain weight.
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  • Profile picture of the author ehmadlee
    As per Google new algorithm any website need highly optimized with On page...
    70% ranking factors matter on On page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimsarmy
    I don't find it's as powerful as it used to be. It may even get less effective in the future if Google makes more changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojo1
    In my experience, there are several factors involved. Ex, good non bloated theme, upload speed, onsite lsi and other supporting keywords, and a few outbound links sprinkled throughout your blog's homepage content to credible authority sources within your niche.

    Having said all that though, an emd still works nicely provided all the above criteria exists along with at least one or two credible links back to your site from an external site. Preferably from an established website.
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  • Profile picture of the author SlfMastery
    Originally Posted by TenaciousFlea View Post

    can you still get to the top these days with an exact match domain if the competition is medium or low?
    You can either build a site around an exact match keyword domain, i.e. howtobecomeselfconfident.com (which could only help rankings) or a brandable domain, i.e. FromGeektoChic.com.

    Either approach will work as long as you get good keywords (low comp w/ decent traffic) with some social love and quality contextual back links from relevant sites.

    Quality content is even more important these days. One's that engage the reader, especially emotionally. They will get shared, creating the natural, engaging SEO that Google loves.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    Buy the EMD but dont make it your main website.
    • Set up wordpress with a basic theme on your EMD
    • Create 5 - 1000 word articles
    • Place one link in each article pointing to an authority site in your niche
    • Create a banner to your website in the sidebar

    You will benefit much more this way rather than just using the EMD as your money site
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Fridsjö
      Originally Posted by trafficmasters View Post

      Buy the EMD but dont make it your main website.
      • Set up wordpress with a basic theme on your EMD
      • Create 5 - 1000 word articles
      • Place one link in each article pointing to an authority site in your niche
      • Create a banner to your website in the sidebar

      You will benefit much more this way rather than just using the EMD as your money site
      Why would he benefit more from this? lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Weedy92
    EMD have lost a tiny* amount of their SEO assitance, but they still work wonders.. For low-comp keywords, it's been a breeze ranking them with quality content. For higher volume keywords they do help but they aren't they biggest factor so keep that in mind. For me I'd prefer a domain that has been Aged with the keyword in it over a EMD.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pressa
    As what I understand keyword is still important, and would probably always be?
    Image if Google drop the keyword importance...so many company will fail because of Google..and then the sues comes...
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