Msg#: 3217623 posted 9:13 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)
It seems to help a little bit - but how much changes all the time. I think it can also be problematic and lead to a flag for keyword stuffing, when the domain name is mentioned in the text and anchor tags a lot.
Msg#: 3217623 posted 4:17 pm on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)
I don't know if it specifically helps in ranking, cause I don't have any domain names that *don't* have major keywords in them. I think it does help in drawing attention, because Google displays the keyword(s) in bold, even when it's part of the domain name.
Msg#: 3217623 posted 4:43 pm on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)
For me, a branded domain is the best long-term business model. There are other "seize the moment" approaches that can make good money too, but that's just not what I do. I prefer a long-term sustainable domain that builds repeat business and good "word of mouth".
One of the nice things about a branded domain is you don't bang smack into keyword stuffing issues as easily, just by mentioning the domain name too often in your copy.