| 3:47 am on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Any SEO "expert" that tells you to avoid keyword domains in not an expert in my book. I have developed over a dozen of sites and most of the ones with keywords in the domain are dominating the search results. The are doing much better than the non keyword domains.
A good keyword domain in the right category is like gold if the site is developed correctly with the right content.
| 8:09 am on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Actually I was referring to Brett's notes which are quite impressive anyway.
B) Domain name:
Easily brandable. You want "google.com" and not "mykeyword.com". Keyword domains are out - branding and name recognition are in - big time in. The value of keywords in a domain name have never been less to se's. Learn the lesson of "goto.com" becomes "Overture.com" and why they did it. It's one of the most powerful gut check calls I've ever seen on the internet. That took serious resolve and nerve to blow away several years of branding. (that is a whole 'nother article, but learn the lesson as it applies to all of us).
| 8:26 am on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
>Moral of the story is KEYWORD domain is necessary to get traffic from the Search engines.
>I might be completely wrong on this but my personal experience says in that way.
You are completely wrong. Keywords in domains help a small tad, maybe 5% as an average across the major engines. They are not the "holy Grail" of SEO.
They help a small tad, many other things are much more important.
If you only look for search traffic, then get a keyword dominated name. If you look for type in traffic, sticky content, name/brand recognition then get a domain that is not keyword dominated, but, is easy to remember and type!
Search traffic is huge, type in traffic is large, other froms of ads that generate direct access are considerable. The bottom line is your business plan, that determines the domain name you need!
| 2:43 pm on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|You are completely wrong. Keywords in domains help a small tad, maybe 5% as an average across the major engines. They are not the "holy Grail" of SEO. |
You could also argue that having keywords in a domain leads to keyword-rich anchor text in unsolicited inbounds.
| 4:12 pm on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Brett wasn't referring more to choosing a name for your site rather than choosing a domain from an SEO perspective.
| 4:52 pm on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|You could also argue that having keywords in a domain leads to keyword-rich anchor text in unsolicited inbounds. |
Absolutely. This is the main advantage of keyword domains in terms of the SERPs.
| 1:43 pm on Feb 19, 2006 (gmt 0)|
In continuation to my Original Post. I have following question:
I am running a site and I have bought another domain(Keyword based). I want to point this keyword based domain to the existing one in a way that search engines could index this new domain too based on Keyword entered and redirected to my old site. How should I accomplish this with SEO friendly approach.
Should I create I new account and then redirect it too?
Should I use Domain forwarding?
Should I use Addon domain feature?