If you were going to make a niche website....

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Lets say I want to target a niche website. I know I can rank and make money. Do I need my domain name to have keywords in it? Lets say I want to target weight loss. I make my domain something like superfastweightloss.com and I build my website.

Would it matter if the website had keywords in it? Could I do something like yourinfosource.com instead and be a more broad website talking about multiple topics and still rank for weight loss?

I am trying to see if I should target many things with like a review website or just be an authority website in a tiny niche? Back in the day 4 page niche websites worked well but I hear that is not the case any longer since uh panda update years ago?
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  • Profile picture of the author kb24
    I don't think it matters. I think its your keywords in your posts and pages and quality content on your site that matters. I know of a site that might help PM me.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamaks
    It is not supposed to matter since the search engines have apparently decided not to use this as a ranking factor.


    However in my own experience having the keyword in the domain name is a tremendous boost. As an example melrosetaxi.uk is high on the first page for the search term melrose taxi but this is a site selling shoes.


    It should disappear eventually but proves, to me at least, that having the keyword in the domain name is still a major influence.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Originally Posted by cowsgonemadd3 View Post

    Do I need my domain name to have keywords in it?
    There is no definite data to prove usefulness one way or another.
    We have websites that are doing well with generic domains and
    sites with keywords in domains, not really, because simple answer is:
    it's only one of factors of what makes successful site

    Originally Posted by cowsgonemadd3 View Post

    Would it matter if the website had keywords in it?
    What is that, trick question?

    Originally Posted by cowsgonemadd3 View Post

    Could I do something like yourinfosource.com instead and be a more broad website talking about multiple topics and still rank for weight loss?
    Of course it would be good for site to have variety of topics to attract G.
    For example, our directory offers list of top 50 competing web directories,
    which in your case, you can talk about related and general products quality,
    packaging etc.

    Originally Posted by cowsgonemadd3 View Post

    I am trying to see if I should target many things with like a review website or just be an authority website in a tiny niche? Back in the day 4 page niche websites worked well but I hear that is not the case any longer since uh panda update years ago?
    Personally, I wouldn't limit myself going for just niche

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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    It doesn't matter. However it's useful to have some kind of domain name related to your niche, then users are more likely to click through to your site. I know because I do this a lot when I'm searching for stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by brettb View Post

      I know because I do this a lot when I'm searching for stuff.
      Does it matter if your results are coming from niche or general sources?
      For example, if you're looking for car parts in your neighborhood, all you
      have to do is to add London and... here you go, you will get every dealer
      next door. Not in NY, or Paris, or wherever but where you want them to be.

      Niche is good to have if you're building site with very narrow specialty
      minded subjects like local dentists, plumbers, taxi services.



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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    Having keywords in your domain used to help a little bit, but no longer (except in Bing). Better to build a brand. The best brands in the world do not describe their product.
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