Domain Dilemna of 2013

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Im probably gonna buy another cheap domain name while theres that black friday sale. I have a question regarding EMDs. I hope someone can answer me that is actually making a living from there websites.

All my sites so far have been built around buyer keywords. ie. barbequereviews.com or navi5200review.com. These are both examples btw.

So lets say I was going to pump out a website in the fitness/health niche (yea, yea, i know). I want to make an authority site, interspersed with actually "good" products.

Lisa Irby for example, makes 4 figures a month from her websites. One of the main income builders is her website flat-stomach-exercises.com.

This is an EMD site, however, when I type in those keywords in google her site is no where to be seen. I dont know if it was top ranked years ago because of those and is now building income through loyal members or what.

Anyway what I am asking is, am i better off trying to get an exact match domain or trying to find something clever and catchy when going into a huge market like six pack abs, losing weight, etc? In this day and age?

EMD = how-to-get-six-pack-abs-fast.com
Catchy= sixpacksecrets.com

Lets just pretend both these examples are real. I have the choice between both. Which do I choose?

Also if you say catchy, how can I do keyword research when the site is called sixpacksecrets.com? The name is too generic for keyword research, its obvious sick pack abs is hugely competetive. and since it will be an authorative site, I wont know what im selling right away.

Is there any chance of a single guy ranking and making cash on a website like sixpacksecrets.com in 2013 even if he had good content?
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    Originally Posted by AffiliatingAlan View Post

    Im probably gonna buy another cheap domain name while theres that black friday sale. I have a question regarding EMDs. I hope someone can answer me that is actually making a living from there websites.

    All my sites so far have been built around buyer keywords. ie. barbequereviews.com or navi5200review.com. These are both examples btw.

    So lets say I was going to pump out a website in the fitness/health niche (yea, yea, i know). I want to make an authority site, interspersed with actually "good" products.

    Lisa Irby for example, makes 4 figures a month from her websites. One of the main income builders is her website flat-stomach-exercises.com.

    This is an EMD site, however, when I type in those keywords in google her site is no where to be seen. I dont know if it was top ranked years ago because of those and is now building income through loyal members or what.

    Anyway what I am asking is, am i better off trying to get an exact match domain or trying to find something clever and catchy when going into a huge market like six pack abs, losing weight, etc? In this day and age?

    EMD = how-to-get-six-pack-abs-fast.com
    Catchy= sixpacksecrets.com

    Lets just pretend both these examples are real. I have the choice between both. Which do I choose?

    Also if you say catchy, how can I do keyword research when the site is called sixpacksecrets.com? The name is too generic for keyword research, its obvious sick pack abs is hugely competetive. and since it will be an authorative site, I wont know what im selling right away.

    Is there any chance of a single guy ranking and making cash on a website like sixpacksecrets.com in 2013 even if he had good content?
    Lisa Irby main income is from 2createawebsite.com - probably around 50k a month.

    About domain, I'd forget EMD. Try to find something catchy and memorable. sixpacksecrets still sounds a bit "scammy" to me. How come there is any "secrets"?
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliatingAlan
      Originally Posted by online only View Post

      Lisa Irby main income is from 2createawebsite.com - probably around 50k a month.

      About domain, I'd forget EMD. Try to find something catchy and memorable. sixpacksecrets still sounds a bit "scammy" to me. How come there is any "secrets"?
      50k a month? On what planet!?

      Ive used her site 2create and while its really good where is the 50k a month coming from. Being an average consumer myself, I purchased nothing from her, clicked on no ads, as there were barely any anyway.

      Ill admit I was close to buying Niche Success but that about it.

      How did you reach 50k a month?

      Also her domain is nearly an EMD anyway 2createawebsite is basically an EMD
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      • Profile picture of the author online only
        Originally Posted by AffiliatingAlan View Post

        50k a month? On what planet!?

        Ive used her site 2create and while its really good where is the 50k a month coming from. Being an average consumer myself, I purchased nothing from her, clicked on no ads, as there were barely any anyway.

        Ill admit I was close to buying Niche Success but that about it.

        How did you reach 50k a month?

        Also her domain is nearly an EMD anyway 2createawebsite is basically an EMD
        Yeah, but it was made back in 2007 if not earlier so it doesn't really matter. She has tonloads of legit links from various different resources + she is active on YT.

        Where's that 50k a month comes? She is offering webhosting as an affiliate. When you do g-search "how to create a website" - she is first Webhosting pays usually anywhere between $50 - $150 per signup. Considering she is a super-affiliate, it can go up as $200 per signup. But let it be...
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  • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
    I'd focus on brandable domain names, instead of EMDs. Brandable DNs are more flexible in what you can sell/promote as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliatingAlan
      Originally Posted by koreancowboy View Post

      I'd focus on brandable domain names, instead of EMDs. Brandable DNs are more flexible in what you can sell/promote as well.
      I agree with flexibility but I also feel thats why people arent making money
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  • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
    LOL I think there are many other reasons why people aren't making money, other than not having an EMD. My main sites aren't EMDS...
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  • Profile picture of the author dropout
    I very quickly read up on EMDs and the examples you mention does not even seem to be proper EMDs because they include hyphens. For 99% of the cases, hyphens = no type-in traffic. For SEO purposes, I have a hard time believing that your domain name carries much weight in how Google chooses to rank you in 2013.
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      • Profile picture of the author AffiliatingAlan
        Originally Posted by PathofLeastResistance View Post

        right, I'd try and skip on the domains with hyphens and really EMDs for that matter. There used to be a bonus for having the EMD back in 2012, but not anymore. I go for the the brandable route.

        The example you gave with all the hyphens was super spammy looking.
        right right but theres also the typical human users algorithim. I know if I wanna find a bbq and I see 2 pages on google.

        One is called barbequereviews.com and one is called jeffsreviews.com or even worse something like kalza.com.

        Sure as shit, im going to choose the barbequereviews.com. There is some part of me that feels the EMD better reflects more knowledge in said area. More expertise. because you know the website is revolved and dedicated to one specific purpose

        Even tho jeff or kalsa could and probably are better reviewers. Its psychological. Would you rather buy a coke from The Cola Store or from Simons Store?
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        • Profile picture of the author AffiliatingAlan
          also now that I think about it...people who say not to use hyphens is BullShit

          I think google ignores hyphens....if you tag an image with hyphens thats fine

          do a google search and add hyphens there is no difference in results vs without hyphens
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