"the" in keyword domain

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ok, so say i want to target the keyword "australian doctors" but australiandoctors.com, .org and .com.au etc are all taken but not being used that well...

if i register theaustraliandoctors.com.au does the "the" detract from the keyword rich domain??

thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author morkel
    Yeah Really this is very strong domain. Definitely it will be useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author sydneycraig
    sarcastic?!
    doctors was an example .... will be another proffession with high searches (but saying that doctors is searched quite a lot so not sure what your point is??!!)
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  • You should aware about google updates before you target the keyword “Australian Doctors" for you australiandoctors.us
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  • Profile picture of the author Manuel Aguirre
    Originally Posted by sydneycraig View Post

    ok, so say i want to target the keyword "australian doctors" but australiandoctors.com, .org and .com.au etc are all taken but not being used that well...

    if i register theaustraliandoctors.com.au does the "the" detract from the keyword rich domain??

    thanks
    Dont worry dude, if your keyword is "travel to india" and you buy traveltoindiav.com, is ok.

    Google will take only your keyword and leave the "v"

    Regards!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sydneycraig
    thanks manuel - a sensible answer!!! will give it a go
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ajay13efw
    I'm not sure, I've always wanted to know the answer to this. I was told that the 'the' does not retract from the domain and I know a certain person who only buys domains with 'the' before the main domain for this great reason:

    'For when Hollywood makes a film with your domain, they will pay you for it' Some would say - deluded!
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  • Profile picture of the author msu
    The impact of exact match domains is going to become less and less so I wouldn't sweat about it too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author knish
    I really didn't think that an article such as "the" or "a" in a domain really mattered. I think it helps you gain leverage on a lesser-competitive key phrase.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheapstuff
    Its not so much Google you should worry about. Ranking a domain without your keywords in it is not much more difficult than ranking one containing your keywords. Be aware of branding though, if someone is going to hand out that domain name it looks funny and a smaller, easier to remember name may be best. You could always redirect a smaller, easier to remember domain over to the SEO one though. Say for printed ads and things.
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  • Profile picture of the author myhappyjourney
    i have some domains with the
    like
    thekeralatourpackages.com targeting kerala tour
    thedarjeelingtourpackages.com targeting darjeeling
    thekashmirtourpackages.com targeting kashmir

    pls check nd revert
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Haven
    "the" isn't seen as important and is generally left out when generating SERPS. So if you can register "theaustraliandoctors.com.au" that would be best from an SEO standpoint.
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    • Profile picture of the author SamDenial
      I don't think that there is something wrong with this domain name. Go ahead with this domain name and do well with our SEO efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jose Princely
    hmm. The can be used, but in your case you must take it. Doesn't make any bad impact..
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