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Best domains - 2 (unnatural) keywords or 3 natural ones?

WidgetErase.com vs. EraseYourWidget.com

3:18 am on Nov 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I'm thinking about a domain to register for a simple personal project (that I hope would become popular.. some day. maybe ').

But I'm not sure what domain to buy. I have two choices, below are examples. I use the word 'erase' to show that this should be used as a verb.


WidgetErase.com (2 words)


EraseYourWidget.com (3 words)


Te 1st choice is: [Noun][Verb], the 2nd is more natural (people use these 3 words together as they are).

So which one would be best for long-term SEO strategy? To me it's easier to remember the natural flow of the 2nd choice, but I'm afraid if a 25-28 character domain would not be penalized by search engines?

PS. Regarding type-ins, these days browsers remember your URL history so it's much easier for an average user to 'type-in' a domain (IF he had visited the site before). So the only dilemma is if the 2nd choice isn't too long and if 3 words won't look spammy to Google.
8:35 pm on Nov 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

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(people use these 3 words together as they are)

I'd go with that since it's not a brand you're trying to create, is it?

3 words won't look spammy to Google.

Not if the site is about the 3 words? My longest domain name, I think, is a 5 letter + 6 letter + 7 letter combo because that is the name of the product, it's recognised worlwide within my industry, mention the name to anyone in the trade and they automatically know precisely what one is referring to and where to find out any information about it and, of course, it ranks extremely well across all engines.

It is also, most probably, the #1 selling product in my niche and when I find the time I shall launch some more single product sites using the same method.
3:38 am on Nov 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I decided to go with the 3-worder. It looks and sounds more natural (and more grammatically correct ;).