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Keyword1-Keyword2.com - which one gets priority
which domain name is best?
fonzerelli 79

 1:17 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

i am thinking of registering a domain

if keyword1 is the keyword i want most emphasis on, is there much difference between


with the terms im using the one with keyword1 as the second word is easier to remember in my opinion but does it make a huge difference to the search engines

got another question too

term1.org gets over a million results on google
term2.com gets around 450,000 results on google

which do you register - the org or the com (bear in the mind the site wont be an organisation) - the org domain is easier to remember too




 6:42 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hello there Fonzerelli_79,

IMO, go with the keyword combination that makes the most sense. An example is, if you had "Flowers" and "Arrangements" (examples) as your keywords, I would go with flower-arrangements.com, instead of arrangments-flowers.com. It seems to me that folks are getting a little too focused on what will do better in the search engines and not what would be easier to remember for their clients/visitors.

There are plenty of other optimizing tactics to rank well in a search engine.

As far as your second question, I would choose a .com over any other extension. Once again, that's just my two cents!


- Chad

fonzerelli 79

 10:50 am on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

i actually went for the org for one of the domains but its didnt have a hyphen so i think it is easier to remember


 10:54 am on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Personally I would register all of them and cover your bases. Be careful however, if the keyword1keyword2.com is a competitor of yours, you could potentially drive free traffic to them.


 11:26 am on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

term1.org gets over a million results on google
term2.com gets around 450,000 results on google

On this part... although the norm would suggest that reaching top placement with 1 million would be more difficult, this is not always the case.

term2 could have many more highly competitive pages than term1.

Less does not always mean easier.

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