I have both the hyphenated and non-hyphenated domains for a 3 word search term. The question is: which domain should I build my new site around that will benefit my site from a SEARCH OPTIMIZATION standpoint only? Before everyone quickly answers the non-hyhenated domain, please keep these points in mind:
- Which ever domain I choose, the other will be pointed to the main site.
- I am not interested in traditional branding, just to be natuarally optimized in the search results.
- All 3 key words in my domain are interchangable search terms (for example bigbluewidget.com with "big blue", "blue widget", and "big widget" all popular search terms.
- My best site is a 2 word hyphenated domain, so I am already a fan of the hyphen.
But, I want to build my site around the best domain that help me rank well in the search results. Or, is there not a difference in either domain as long as I follow the core principals (good content, revelant links, etc.) of building and natuaral optimizing a website?
Again, my options are:
www.big-blue-widget.com or www.bigbluewidget.com
Any suggestions would be helpful.