What if keyword is not in domain - Can I still rank high?

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Hey guys

been doing some research and didnt want to mess around with trademarks and copywright etc.

so the question is can i rank for a keyword but have a completley differnt domain name and still rank high enough.

obviouly i take it comes down to on page SEO and content plus backlinks too yeh???
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  • Profile picture of the author Bribebox
    Yes, you can! I believe you!
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  • Profile picture of the author dgridley
    A keyword domain helps but it is really what you do with the domain that does the trick.. sometimes a keyword domain can actually work against you if the term has a lot of competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
    For example if the keyword is Sony Car Audio

    and I dont want to have the word SONY in my domain will that still be ok aslong as i have on page seo done good?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    Absolutely, I've done it plenty of times.
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    • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
      Originally Posted by John Williamson View Post

      Absolutely, I've done it plenty of times.
      SO if i wanted to enter the UK market and have a .org/net/com domain how can i list high in the UK Market for Google??
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      • Profile picture of the author tophatmoney
        the same way you would rank high in any other market, inbound links supporting content. The domain, or any part of the URL, are just one factor amongst many that reinforce the message you are sending Google about what this page/site is about and how authoritative it is on the subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author OrganicSeoGuru
    yes you can easily rank for keywords that:

    - are not in your root domain
    - are not in your url whatsoever
    - are not in your code or written text on page content
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Sure. It may be a little bit harder, but it's possible. Just make sure the page you're trying to rank is keyword rich, has related (LSI) keywords, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Blueprinter
    Yes, of course you can. Try to build backlinks with the anchor text you want to be seen for and problem will be solved in the future
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  • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
    so regarding the backlinks and using anchor texts i can use those words though cant i?
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  • Profile picture of the author jennasherly
    Yes, you can. But having keyword in domain name will be more helpful to rank quickly.
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    • Profile picture of the author tessa
      Keywords in the domain name is not the necessary thing. Proper on-page and off-page optimization on quite normal domain will do the needful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
      Originally Posted by jennasherly View Post

      Yes, you can. But having keyword in domain name will be more helpful to rank quickly.
      As I have said I cant have the keyword in domain cus dont want trademarks or copyright issues
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonWright
    Yes you can, I have plenty of sites ranking on the first page of Google with the keyword being in the url.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    Of course you can..there are many examples of that...
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    yes, keywords in domain only works good for small sites, for a big site, its nothing. How ever keywords in domain is not so important. Most important is your site's tittle and description
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  • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
    Hey guys thanx for advice
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