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Hyphen domains - do they work better for natural rankings? Hyphen domains for SEO rankings in Google BlackHatters msg:4243108 1:04 pm on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0) If you are trying to rank for the term... 'white fridges reviews' would you be better to have a domain... whitefridgereview.com or white-fridges-reviews.com P.S. I'm not actually trying to rank for that term, it's just an example of whether you are better to have hyphen domains or non-hyphen domains which dont match the keyword you are rakning for (as they are not using plurals.) Thanks!
bhartzer msg:4246417 5:04 pm on Dec 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
would you be better to have a domain... whitefridgereview.com would be better. Although Google did scale back the amount of credit they give to exact match domains. firstconversion msg:4247411 11:16 am on Dec 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
If thats your domain name, hyphens are the least of your worries. tigger msg:4247420 12:06 pm on Dec 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Although Google did scale back the amount of credit they give to exact match domains. you think! - all of mine are number one with exact match domains firstconversion msg:4247425 12:16 pm on Dec 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
my www.buyanipad.co.uk exact match is doing the same as ever. Its got nothing on it, so Ill know the day they change the algo ^^ Altho, by the look of it, changing up my wordpress skin seems to have given it a small boost (maybe qdf where the skins changes a few bits of how much text is available on the homepage) peteyoung msg:4247429 12:34 pm on Dec 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
@Tigger THink this is heavily dependant on howniche your exact match domain might be. Certaily as Bill said above,I have seen their effectiveness fall on more competitive searches (and rightly so imo)