Keywords in Domain Idea? Does it work?

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Exact match keywords are really important in our domain so I'm wondering what will happen if we do the following:

Say I want to rank for "fried noodles"

Will using "friednoodlesfriednoodles.com" help me rank better?
What about "afriednoodles.com"?

Has anyone tested this on google?
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  • Profile picture of the author DJ DeMarco
    I'm not tested already, but the first domain [ repeated the keyword at domain, its look likes a keyword spamming ] it will work for sure, but I don't know how the effect for your search engine ranking and risky of banned from search engine itself. The second domain is good, but instead using prefix, its better that you use suffix at the domain name, from my experience, it more better. But I'll try the first suggestion, and see how the ranking will be. I'm sure it will work great at micro niche website with low competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Exact match keywords in a domain do not add anything significant for ranking.
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      • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        Exact match keywords in a domain do not add anything significant for ranking.

        Exact match domain will give significant gains in ranking.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by BarryOnline View Post

          Exact match domain will give significant gains in ranking.
          Not true anymore. Perhaps in aged exact match domains and/or low level competition markets. But Google is changing its algo and will penalize ranking if they even suspect domain spamming.
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          • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
            Originally Posted by myob View Post

            Not true anymore. Perhaps in aged exact match domains and/or low level competition markets. But Google is changing its algo and will penalize ranking if they even suspect domain spamming.
            I should just mention that I'm not saying exact match domain will give instant top rankings, I'm saying ( from what I've experianced & learned ) that exact match domain help in ranking a website.

            Where have you seen Google announce algorithm changes that they now take weight off exact match domains?

            What tests have you seen done that show exact match domains are not a ranking factor anymore?

            Can you give a little more detail about what you have mentioned?
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          • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
            Originally Posted by myob View Post

            Not true anymore. Perhaps in aged exact match domains and/or low level competition markets. But Google is changing its algo and will penalize ranking if they even suspect domain spamming.
            I just did a little bit of digging on this & it does seem Google are looking into exact match domians as they do rank well & people are abusing this.

            I think maybe they'll make it harder for new exact match domians to rank so easily but i think they will still play a part in ranking, even if it's small
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda Hepworth
    A keyword rich domain name with a optimized site will help you rank. Its usually a combination of things that helps you get ranked well.
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    • Profile picture of the author AustinDigital
      As others have stated having a keyword in your domain does provide some benefits, however I've recently heard through the grapvine that Google is considering getting rid of this.

      All in all, I'd recommend doing some research as to what googles future plans are on the weight of a keyword rich domain.
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      • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
        Originally Posted by miscbrah View Post

        As others have stated having a keyword in your domain does provide some benefits, however I've recently heard through the grapvine that Google is considering getting rid of this.

        All in all, I'd recommend doing some research as to what googles future plans are on the weight of a keyword rich domain.
        Do you have a link to this info? I'd be interested in reading about this.
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        • Profile picture of the author AustinDigital
          Originally Posted by BarryOnline View Post

          Do you have a link to this info? I'd be interested in reading about this.
          I haven't seen it first hand. I just saw it posted by two people on another forum I look at.
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          • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
            Originally Posted by miscbrah View Post

            I haven't seen it first hand. I just saw it posted by two people on another forum I look at.
            I'll look into this.

            I think the reason Google puts weight on exact match domian is because so many people use Google to go directly to a website.

            For example, people going to facebook, twitter or Amazon will just type the name of the site into Google search instead of tryping in the full URL into the address bar.

            I bet most people type "warrior forum" into Google to come here.

            I believe this is why Google put so much weight on exact match domians.
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            • Profile picture of the author AustinDigital
              Originally Posted by BarryOnline View Post

              I'll look into this.

              I think the reason Google puts weight on exact match domian is because so many people use Google to go directly to a website.

              For example, people going to facebook, twitter or Amazon will just type the name of the site into Google search instead of tryping in the full URL into the address bar.

              I bet most people type "warrior forum" into Google to come here.

              I believe this is why Google put so much weight on exact match domians.
              Well that's exactly why. However people are using the exact match keywords to their advantage. Google wants to give searches the highest quality website for their specific search. If someone searches "joe blow" in google it will pull up joeblow.com first, whenever it should have pulled up joeblowjunior.com which is the better site.

              Does that make sense? Essentially people have taken advantage of they exact match, and google is looking to make it an even playing field again so the best results show.
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  • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
    Originally Posted by ExpertAdviser View Post

    Exact match keywords are really important in our domain so I'm wondering what will happen if we do the following:

    Say I want to rank for "fried noodles"

    Will using "friednoodlesfriednoodles.com" help me rank better?
    What about "afriednoodles.com"?

    Has anyone tested this on google?
    Idealy you want the exact match keyowrd in the domain name "friednoodles.com, .net, .org...etc" if that's not availiable then add a word to the begining or the end of the domain, something like...

    bestfriednoodles.com
    friednoodlesreviews.com
    thefriednoodles.com
    topfriednoodles.com

    Better to have something that looks good & makes sense.

    You will still be able to rank well without having exact mach domian. Just having the keyowrd in the domian will help.

    Make sure keyword is in the...

    Title
    Description
    H1
    Within the content ( unique content )
    In image Alt tags

    Most importantly make sure you have the keyword in the anchor text of your back links.
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    • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      hxxp://www.It's-ok-to-use-keywords-in-your-EMD,-but-If-it-looks-like-spam-would-you-visit-the-site,-I-wouldn't!.com
      I hate hyphens in domains. they do look bad!
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