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1:14 am on Sep 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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okay i'm about to buy a couple of domain names, but i want to make sure im correct. Right now the main keyword is taken:
www.keyword1keyword2.com

but i dont kno if i should get:

www.keyword2keyword1.com

is that a good idea? its for SEO purposes. i want to be ranked higher because of that. Also I'm playing with plural words since the singular one is taken. good or bad or doesnt matter?

1:46 am on Sept 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The domain plays such a small part it is not worth bothering with. It may even hurt you because only an SEO person would get a site name like that. People who do buy them for that reason use keyword-keyword-keyword.com. I would not bother with it. If you want any type-in traffic I would go for an eaiser to type-in domain. As far as SEO goes domain name is probably the least important on a long list of SEO tactics.
2:33 am on Sept 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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oh okay... i guess i would just use my own domain name then. I was thinking about getting this other domain just for a new product i am going to get into.. i guess i can just use my main shop for it then.
5:10 pm on Sept 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm not so sure....

If the domain name matches the searched for word or phrase (in which case the domain name should have the words separated by hyphens) then it does seem to make a difference to the order in which Google returns sites. That is, Google likes matching domain names, in my experience.

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5:18 pm on Sept 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The domain plays such a small part it is not worth bothering with. It may even hurt you because only an SEO person would get a site name like that.

I can't claim to know better than you on this issue - seems everyone here knows more SEO than I do - but somehow this doesn't make sense to me. If "only an SEO person would get a site name like that," the assumption is being made that these SEO people know what they're doing. And if they know what they're doing, aren't they likely to know whether a keyword-stuffed domain will help or hurt them?

3:58 pm on Sept 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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There is a big difference between an SEO and an SEO that knows what they are doing. What happened is that somebody with a domain like that did well for other reasons? Everybody sees a domain doing well with a domain like that and assume that it must be why. Also domains like that have no type in value so they are created for the sole purpose of doing well in the SERPS. Most often they are throwaway domains. Most people that are trying to do better in the SERPS have no idea what they are doing. There are several people that know how to game the system for short-term profit and there are people that know how to do well in the SERPS over the long haul. It just depends on what you want to do.

There are some SEO techniques that are just superstition and have no basis on fact. It is like having a rabbit’s foot.

4:09 pm on Sept 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[google.com...]

Only two of the top ten domains even have the work "books" in their domain name, only 2 others even have books in the URL - and that is a "fairly" competitive SERP, 183 million results.

Having keyword in your domain name is not much more helpful than having the keyword in a subdirectory.

The truth is that keyword1-keyword2.com is simply a shortcut for anchor text links, because most "natural" links tend to be the URL, not special anchor text.