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Numbers in domain names
Do you recommend to register i.e. widget5.com and widgetfive.com?
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msg:692959
 6:53 pm on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hello,
I got a question regarding numbers in domain names.
If I take a domain with a number in it, do you recommend me to register a second domain where the number is written out, such as widget5.com and widgetfive.com?

Thanks.

 

globay




msg:692960
 6:59 pm on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

"If I take a domain with a number in it, do you recommend me to register a second domain where the number is written out, such as widget5.com and widgetfive.com?"

I guess you are considering this to profit from the keyword in your domain name. Google does not break up words, that are not separated, thus it wont recognize "widget" in your domain name. What you could do is to use: widget-5.com or widget-five.com, since Google takes words separated by a hyphen as two words.

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globay

davemarks




msg:692961
 7:19 pm on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Unless the word is appropraite I would also just stick to the number as people are much more liekly to type this (At least I would have though)

channel4.co.uk is one such, and then five.tv....

globay




msg:692962
 12:10 am on Mar 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

Or you could get both, having a 301 redirect from the widget5.com to the widget-5.com. This has the advantage, that visitors, who are more likely to type widget5 will get to your page, you won't be penalised, and PageRank will be kept.

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globay

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