State or Trade First in a Domain Name

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Should you use a domain name that puts a state first or a industry first?

For instance, if you had a choice to buy OhioLaw.com or LawOhio.com, which would you choose?
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  • Originally Posted by mwright View Post

    Should you use a domain name that puts a state first or a industry first?

    For instance, if you had a choice to buy OhioLaw.com or LawOhio.com, which would you choose?
    There is no set rule for this. If you'd like my opinion, OhioLaw.com sounds better.
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    • Profile picture of the author mwright
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      There is no set rule for this. If you'd like my opinion, OhioLaw.com sounds better.
      I WOULD like your opinion. Lol. And OhioLaw.com DOES sound better. But I just used those domains for example.

      So now I'm considering two scenarios:

      Buy two versions of a domain then redirect one to the other.

      Buy two versions of a domain than A-B test which one Google favors.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by mwright View Post

    Should you use a domain name that puts a state first or a industry first?

    For instance, if you had a choice to buy OhioLaw.com or LawOhio.com, which would you choose?
    Neither. I would use the name of the firm or business.
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    • Profile picture of the author MichaelQuinn
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Neither. I would use the name of the firm or business.
      I agree with Mike, if you have a business name and the site isn't informational as Dave has suggested, then using the name of your business would definitely be preferred. I also agree with Dave though that If you don't have a business name then something people can easily remember is best and OhioLaw is preferable in your example because it flows better.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Assuming that there is not a name of the business and it is, instead, an informational site that you monetize in some way, I'd go with whatever sounds closest to what people would actually say. In the case of your example, nobody would ever say "law Ohio".

    In the end, though, it really doesn't matter as long as it is memorable. All other things being equal, both of the domains in your example will rank the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    OhioLaw sounds a whole lot better. Is this also the name of your firm? Because if not, it would be wise to put in the name of the actual business itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author komal kong
    no , neither
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