your opinion about my domain

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Hello,
I've the domain greekionian.com . What's your opinion about the domain keywords? (greek ionian) At GoogleKeywordTool i see that has 40.500 searches per month.

I'm going to make a tourist guide,the competition is very high and i know that the domain keywords are very important.

Any advice would be useful.

Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    Look at the exact match for those keywords and you will see it gets ZERO searches.

    So this domain name by itself isn't particularly helpful.

    See if you can get a better domain name that exactly matches typed in traffic.

    If you can't it just means even more work and you may as well create a funky memorable domain name that appeals to your potential visitors. This would then give better branding possibilities if it took off.

    Sam
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  • Profile picture of the author jelina
    See if you can get a better domain name that exactly matches typed in traffic. I'm going to make a tourist guide,the competition is very high and i know that thedomain keywords are very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author antonisid
    Thank you for your answers.The most searched exact phrase with the basic keyword (ionian) has 3.600 searches per month,a very dissapointing number.I think i can't find a better domain!!!!

    Am i wrong?
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      You are confused about domain names giving some juice. The
      only time I would really worry about a domain name and keywords
      is for adwords. You want a relevant domain showing for a click.
      Actually, google wants that.

      Why are you worried about two words? You act as if you want no
      other traffic, except for people searching for those two words.
      Your site, no matter what the domain is, will probably get a
      variety of visitors searching for any number of related terms
      and variations of your chosen keywords.

      That will depend on what you do with the site. You assume
      that searchers only use two words when searching. Many don't.

      Are you saying you don't want to get people searching for, say,
      greek travel guide? Of course you do.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author antonisid
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post


        Why are you worried about two words? You act as if you want no
        other traffic, except for people searching for those two words.
        Your site, no matter what the domain is, will probably get a
        variety of visitors searching for any number of related terms
        and variations of your chosen keywords.

        That will depend on what you do with the site. You assume
        that searchers only use two words when searching. Many don't.

        Are you saying you don't want to get people searching for, say,
        greek travel guide? Of course you do.

        Paul
        I think you've right,of cource i don't except traffic only from these keywords.

        Originally Posted by clature View Post

        I think at the end of the day, the domain name doesn't play that important a role as your keywords.

        You could have a domain name like www.toptouristspots.com. But if you don't do proper seo with the proper keywords, even if people key in 'top tourist spots' , it probably won't rank very high in google, if it ranks at all.
        I'm sorry but i don't agree with you 100% .Read this article
        How Much Weight Do Keywords in the Domain Name Still Have (Poll)? | Search Engine Journal

        In my case i made the facebookbeststatus.com only to test if that works and in 2 months my site was ranked at first page of Google when somebody searches for "facebook best status" or "best facebook status" .

        Originally Posted by WorkitSmart View Post

        Just checked Namecheap and these are open:
        greekionianholidays.com
        greekioniantravel.com
        greekioniantravelguide.com

        Keep your original domain as a redirect.

        BTW, I don't have affiliate link for Namecheap but:
        1) they include free whois protection
        2) google for a coupon/promo code for discount before you buy

        dee
        Just a question about that.
        If somebody has for example the domain greekionian.com doesn't take advantage from someone else who has the domain greekionianholidays.com?

        Finally,someone with the domain greek.com,doesn't take advantage from me?In my opinion the most expensive and good domains are with 1 or 2 words.

        In few words the domain greek.com i think that includes all searches with the keyword "greek" for example greekionianholidays.

        I don't know if i'm true
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  • Profile picture of the author clature
    I think at the end of the day, the domain name doesn't play that important a role as your keywords.

    You could have a domain name like www.toptouristspots.com. But if you don't do proper seo with the proper keywords, even if people key in 'top tourist spots' , it probably won't rank very high in google, if it ranks at all.

    So in my opinion, you should just go ahead with that domain. Find proper keywords that will lead to your page like 'tourist guide' and 'tourist agency'. Do maximum SEO on those keywords and you'll definitely have traffic coming in.

    Just my two cents. =)
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    • Profile picture of the author WorkitSmart
      Sorry.. but I have more.. :p

      Personally, I think the domain name is SUPER important both to search engines and potential visitors. If you look in my signature you'll see I have local music sites. All are new except the Austin one, but I often outperform my Austin competitors (and I'm talkin big boy competitors) because I'm specifically for my town.

      And when visitors are searching for 'austin tickets' and looking to see what pops up in their search, they're going to click on AustinConcertTickets.net rather than a generic site. Or at least, that's what I think.

      An extremely successful site.. unfortunately it's not mine, is outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/. 'B' focuses on her area and what she knows which is the Australia Outback.

      I think you're on to something with your site.. but be prepared for a TON of work. I find these kinds of sites are super labor intensive.

      Good luck, dee
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  • Profile picture of the author WorkitSmart
    Just checked Namecheap and these are open:
    greekionianholidays.com
    greekioniantravel.com
    greekioniantravelguide.com

    Keep your original domain as a redirect.

    BTW, I don't have affiliate link for Namecheap but:
    1) they include free whois protection
    2) google for a coupon/promo code for discount before you buy

    dee
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