by dodo34
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its said that when the keyword is in url it is good for SEO.


There is a often searched keyword on google: "best coffee in washington"

My domain is best-coffee.com

now which url is good for SEO ?


best-coffee.com/in-washington

or

best-coffee.com/best-coffee-in-washington



i really appreciate your help.

THANKS !
#keyword #url
  • Profile picture of the author millionaireG3
    The URL can be divided into four basic parts; the protocl and domain name, the path, the file name and parameters. The order of importance is from left to right.
    So to answer to your question, the fact that the term best-coffee appears within the domain name and path is perfectly fine and normal. In fact, it's optimal.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by millionaireG3 View Post

      The URL can be divided into four basic parts; the protocl and domain name, the path, the file name and parameters. The order of importance is from left to right.
      So to answer to your question, the fact that the term best-coffee appears within the domain name and path is perfectly fine and normal. In fact, it's optimal.
      You have GOT to be kidding...

      Importance from left to right?

      Do you even know what protocol is?!?!?!?!?!?

      And according to you, it's most important?

      You have got to be kidding.

      A domain is not a url for one simple reason. It needs a location.

      A domain has no file location.

      Hence, the warrior forum, as many sites, uses index.php as the file location.

      So you might think you are going to warriorforum.com, when in reality you are going to the url:
      warriorforum.com/index.php

      How you name the file location is probably of utmost importance.

      So the chap above has it reversed.

      Protocol is a nonissue for anyone searching on the internet. And I mean nonissue.

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  • Profile picture of the author dodo34
    Thanks Paul.

    so i will go for best-coffee.com/best-coffee-in-washington !
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  • Profile picture of the author pndaccountant
    It's your advantage for keywords in url. .. If your keyword in title tag, description tag, url, header tag, alt tag and anchor tag than get best advantage on search engines and Jump your keyword on top...
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by pndaccountant View Post

      It's your advantage for keywords in url. .. If your keyword in title tag, description tag, url, header tag, alt tag and anchor tag than get best advantage on search engines and Jump your keyword on top...
      You need to explain what a "header tag" is.

      And when you do, you will reveal how clueless the whole answer was.

      Do you people actually know anything? Or do you just repeat nonsense that you think you heard...

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    • Profile picture of the author gnojham
      Originally Posted by pndaccountant View Post

      It's your advantage for keywords in url. .. If your keyword in title tag, description tag, url, header tag, alt tag and anchor tag than get best advantage on search engines and Jump your keyword on top...
      You forgot footer tags and body tags
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  • Profile picture of the author linkassistant
    Well, as you know, keywords in the URL are still an important factor to determine your pages CTR, as they show up in search results, and serve one of the most prominent elements searchers consider when selecting which site to click. So, might happen that
    best-coffee.com/best-coffee-in-washington
    would be more self explanatory in some way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I think many posts today are answering from a perspective of "I read this somewhere"...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nehaaggarwal
    best-coffee.com/in-washington

    or

    best-coffee.com/best-coffee-in-washington


    Short URL get more value than long URL structures as there are Google updates so experts say short URL work good.
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  • Profile picture of the author VincentREpota
    i think washingtonbestcoffee. it 's short and easy for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sclark
    It`s not such a crucial factor in terms of rankings, so it`s unlikely that /best-coffee-in-washington URL would give a noticeable boost, or /in-washington will get you in trouble.

    But logically - the best URL is a descriptive one, users appreciate it looking through the results, Google likes it. In case it`d be descriptive and relative to the page`s actual content - seems quite natural it would include the focus keywords. So I`d go for best-coffee.com/best-coffee-in-washington
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  • Profile picture of the author dodo34
    Do i also need to add the "in" or will it also work without the "in"

    best-coffee.com/best-coffee-in-washington

    best-coffee.com/best-coffee-washington
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  • Profile picture of the author richardZ
    Keyword in domain url will benefit your website ranking as per https://www.hover.com/blog/how-impor...a-domain-name/

    But use the keyword in that way which would still look as the brand name in place of keyword stuffing in domain url.

    The urls which you have suggested seems keyword stuffing. I would like to suggest some option for your domain such as awecoffeejunction, coffeekick etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author faisal630
    I would personally go with second one.
    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Biztechcs
    Hi,
    I suggest you to remove '-' between the words best and coffee.
    And no need to use 'in' word in site url.

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsimth
    If keyword in the URL, Title tag, description tag and header tag then jump your keywords on the top of search engines. So it's your advantage having keyword in the URL.
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  • Profile picture of the author dodo34
    is there a Wordpress Plugin tool to set all this tags at once ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Maple Labs
    Use best-coffee.com its best..!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author hsahadath
    Yes, Keyword in URL is a good factor.
    But you should not use ugly URL only for keywords.
    Simple and easy to remind keyword is good.
    You can use: www.best-coffeinwashington.com
    Thanks, Mytechgoal
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  • Profile picture of the author Anand Kumar Kush
    yes it is good for SEO.
    long keywords are best.So you should go with best-coffee.com/best-coffee-in-washington
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  • Profile picture of the author sidrawat
    Hi Dodo

    You should focus more on putting keyword in Meta title tags, Meta description tags, URL, header tag, alt tag and anchor tag for an effective ranking progress.
    Off course, putting your keywords in URL gives you good advantages, but there are many more metrics of strategies involved for a good business growth.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ajha
    Basically Google not giving priority to EMD, focus on brand building itself..
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  • Profile picture of the author zorbee
    Second URL I will recommend .. Add your keywords in metatags..
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  • Profile picture of the author jamie3000
    I'd go second one. Try and make it match full search query as close as possible.
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