Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.198.240.21

Forum Moderators: buckworks & webwork

Message Too Old, No Replies

URLs and Keywords

Does Google recognise keywords bunched?

     
1:28 pm on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Dec 29, 2008
posts:27
votes: 0


I have recently had a discussion with a collegue about keywords in domain names. The question was "If i have a domain name www.footballbaseball.com does Google recognise these are two separate keywords or does it lump them together as one? I am of the opinion that with no -s or _s Google will see this as one keyword and not two. Any thoughts?
2:04 pm on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:July 3, 2002
posts:18903
votes: 0


They are starting to "split words" when they analyse them, but I wouldn't rely on it much yet.
2:12 pm on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member pageoneresults is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 27, 2001
posts: 12169
votes: 55


The question was "If i have a domain name www.footballbaseball.com does Google recognise these are two separate keywords or does it lump them together as one?

I pay very close attention to this and Google will see the individual words since it is a domain name. Same applies to "most" file naming too. It doesn't appear that those hyphens are needed anymore but I am not giving them up just yet. ;)

Also, domains are not case sensitive. To help visitors read continuous strings a little easier, I like using PascalCasing now. So the above would end up being FootballBaseball.com.

P.S. In your example, you've got an extra kick in the arse. Note the word Baseball? And then note the word Baseball backwards? That's double mint! ballBaseball

7:55 am on Feb 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Nov 19, 2007
posts:24
votes: 0


What about FootBallBaseBall? I guess Google might compare the parsed words with content or meta tags to see if the domain is about foot or football?

Anyways, in my experience they seem to be doing a fairly good job of parsing, and value those embedded keywords quite highly.