Do you know which domain would rank higher?

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Hi everyone, riddle me this:

Let's say my keyword is "skateboards" and I buy "1skateboards.com" and "skateboards1.com" and launch them at the same time with the same content on them (ignoring that they would be hit for plagiarism)-which would rank higher in the search for the keyword "skateboards" ?
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  • Profile picture of the author titanslee
    skateboards1.com I guess, haha. Acutally, I don't think the location of the "1" is such an important factor to affect the ranking. You have your keyword in the domain, and you did a good job. The next step should be focus on the on-page seo and building high quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author rayur786
    The One Which Has More Backlinks With Anchor Text "skateboards"
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    • Profile picture of the author BabyGotBackLinks
      Originally Posted by rayur786 View Post

      The One Which Has More Backlinks With Anchor Text "skateboards"
      Bzzz. Reading comprehension score = 0

      I said they have identical content.
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      • Profile picture of the author FredJones
        Immaterial. Go for whichever you want. Ultimately I hardly think among these two there will be any difference in either SEO or sales of any of the two.

        If you really want one out of the two, go for skateboards1.com simply for "mental peace" if that gives you any !!
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    www.warehouseskateboards.com would rank higher...

    Was build in 2004, has thousands of backlinks. LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by BabyGotBackLinks View Post

    Hi everyone, riddle me this:

    Let's say my keyword is "skateboards" and I buy "1skateboards.com" and "skateboards1.com" and launch them at the same time with the same content on them (ignoring that they would be hit for plagiarism)-which would rank higher in the search for the keyword "skateboards" ?
    In terms of the url, I don't think it would make a difference. It's good to have your keywords in the domain, but I think things like the on and off-page SEO are weighed far greater by the search engines.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    though skateboards1.com slightly has an edge i prefer 1skateboards.com has it looks good for readability and same seo benefits and brandable as well..

    Thank you
    Jai
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    If you are marketing to young teenage boys I would build a site with the domain skateboards5318008.com. This way you get their two biggest obsessions in one domain.




    (5318008 upside down in a calculator spells boobies.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Milton
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      If you are marketing to young teenage boys I would build a site with the domain skateboards5318008.com. This way you get their two biggest obsessions in one domain.




      (5318008 upside down in a calculator spells boobies.)
      Good one Jane!
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      • Profile picture of the author webexpert00
        Your both domains looks fine. Now, ranking depends on for which URL you do better on page and off page work to get more quality back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobirk
    There probably wouldn't be any difference to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    i dont think either would matter...u just need to do some good SEO work..
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  • Profile picture of the author lame123
    Well as far as your url contain your main keyword, you are in safe hands.. so i guess both of the domain names are good..
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I can hardly believe the misinformation in this thread.

      People are just "guessing".

      It's actually important, if adding letters/numbers/a word to the keyword, to put that after the keyword in the domain-name, not before.

      If you're trying to rank for "skateboards", then for SEO purposes "skateboardsxyz" is better than "xyzskateboard".

      There's so much misinformation about these subjects here: people just repeat what others have told them in other forum threads without ever checking with any authoritative source at all.

      Any standard textbook of SEO, Google's blog, Matt Cutts' blog, forum posts from resident experts like Gene Pimentel (what he doesn't know about domain-names isn't worth knowing) and so on are all freely available ... but no: people prefer to repeat misinformation and give misguided advice instead. [/rant]
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      • Profile picture of the author Domainate
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I can hardly believe the misinformation in this thread.

        People are just "guessing".

        It's actually important, if adding letters/numbers/a word to the keyword, to put that after the keyword in the domain-name, not before.

        If you're trying to rank for "skateboards", then for SEO purposes "skateboardsxyz" is better than "xyzskateboard".

        There's so much misinformation about these subjects here: people just repeat what others have told them in other forum threads without ever checking with any authoritative source at all.

        Any standard textbook of SEO, Google's blog, Matt Cutts' blog, forum posts from resident experts like Gene Pimentel (what he doesn't know about domain-names isn't worth knowing) and so on are all freely available ... but no: people prefer to repeat misinformation and give misguided advice instead. [/rant]
        Yes, this is correct. I'm not sure why people would choose to give an uneducated guess as advice.
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      • Profile picture of the author BabyGotBackLinks
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I can hardly believe the misinformation in this thread.

        People are just "guessing".

        It's actually important, if adding letters/numbers/a word to the keyword, to put that after the keyword in the domain-name, not before.

        If you're trying to rank for "skateboards", then for SEO purposes "skateboardsxyz" is better than "xyzskateboard".

        There's so much misinformation about these subjects here: people just repeat what others have told them in other forum threads without ever checking with any authoritative source at all.

        Any standard textbook of SEO, Google's blog, Matt Cutts' blog, forum posts from resident experts like Gene Pimentel (what he doesn't know about domain-names isn't worth knowing) and so on are all freely available ... but no: people prefer to repeat misinformation and give misguided advice instead. [/rant]

        Seriously thank you for your reply, you answered my question exactly how it was asked and gave me search criteria to investigate (Matt Cutts Blog, Gene Pimentel) so I can further confirm the information. I know what I need to do now.
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