URL choice b/w keywords & better sounding?!

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Hi,

I am about to buy another domain and ideally I like using domains that are an exact match for high volume exact match keywords off google tools, but since most of these are gone I have a slight dilemma.

Do you still think it is worthwhile going for an exact match url, or just include several of those words in the url, with maybe another adjective up front, like premium, healthy etc?

ALSO - I have noticed that the competition has chosen a DOT NET rather than a DOT COM in my niche for a URL. As the generally regarded more prized dot com is still available, is it rude or foolish to go buy it? I know there are many cyber sitters out there who will say buy straight away, but I am not sure of the ethics of this?

Any views?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin Goode
    Originally Posted by Bruce99 View Post

    Hi,

    I am about to buy another domain and ideally I like using domains that are an exact match for high volume exact match keywords off google tools, but since most of these are gone I have a slight dilemma.

    Do you still think it is worthwhile going for an exact match url, or just include several of those words in the url, with maybe another adjective up front, like premium, healthy etc?

    ALSO - I have noticed that the competition has chosen a DOT NET rather than a DOT COM in my niche for a URL. As the generally regarded more prized dot com is still available, is it rude or foolish to go buy it? I know there are many cyber sitters out there who will say buy straight away, but I am not sure of the ethics of this?

    Any views?
    I'm not sure about ethics when it comes to buying domain names. If you want the domain, buy it. You could even try to sell it to the person with the .net.

    Having a different adjective in front of the keyword domain is still a good name. I would recommend sticking to 1 adjective though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by Dustin Goode View Post

      I'm not sure about ethics when it comes to buying domain names. If you want the domain, buy it. You could even try to sell it to the person with the .net.

      Having a different adjective in front of the keyword domain is still a good name. I would recommend sticking to 1 adjective though.
      I completely agree and I don't see any issue with buying the domain name. They could have bought the dot com, but chose not to. That is not your problem. You can also try putting a small word at the end of the keyword phrase if necessary.

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      • Profile picture of the author NEFTALI
        Would placing a single letter in front of the keyword relevant URL make any real difference? I'm researching some niches and many of recommended domains ( if the simple keyword one is taken) are suggesting a domain with the same word/s, but placing an "e" in front.

        Example,

        dogtraining.com with edogtraining.com
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