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msg:689821
 7:08 pm on May 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

9 out of 10 seo say they buy domains for optimisation with the "-" in between the words, but i still say without is best.
any of you have any light on the subject?
For example if i search for jobs ireland in the directories which one comes first....any of you any good examples to say "-" is better?

 

toolman




msg:689822
 7:12 pm on May 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

I asked the same question [webmasterworld.com] a few days ago.

>>>For example if i search for jobs ireland in the directories which one comes first

Directories are a different matter altogether from spidering engines who may give better ranking to a hyphenated domain.

As the link above establishes it is advantageous to own both the runtogetherversion and the-hyphenated-versions.

Mike_Mackin




msg:689823
 7:13 pm on May 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

We have started to buy both:
cool-red-stuff.com
coolredstuff.com

Hunter




msg:689824
 7:21 pm on May 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

agree...you can hand out and advertise the "run together version" and apply all your magic voodoo mojo to the hyphenated versions.

PS: "magic voodoo mojo" is a registered trademark of Hunter Corp.

Mike_Mackin




msg:689825
 7:23 pm on May 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

"magic-voodoo-mojo"
has been mine since 1998
;)

bigjohnt




msg:689826
 9:31 pm on May 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

did EITHER of you register with the REQUIRED .com ??? ;)

Hunter




msg:689827
 3:24 am on May 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

ok...I'll just try for "magic voodoo child mojo risen"

toolman




msg:689828
 3:54 am on May 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

Marcia ....here's another Jim Morrison fan.

Hunter




msg:689829
 4:22 am on May 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

toolman...that's what got me involved in search engine placement. Jim Morrison appeared in a dream and said somthing like "gotta keep on risen"..I figured he must be talking about my future...oh and he kinda looked like a very wise shaman...or was it shambles...can't really remember :)

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