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1) Register "widget.com" , or
2) Register "wid-get.com"
If I could use a better word to clarify, think of the word "doghouse" and Good Keywords breaks it down into "dog" and "house" for the first entry.
I appreciate any insight.
So if your customers are looking for doghouse use doghouse.com. If they are looking for either or both of dog and house use dog-house.com
Depending on the keywords you're targetting the domain will be no where near enough to secure you a decent position and is actually fairly irrelevant on its own but I always thing that hyphens look better as long as the domain doesn't get too long and look stupid I would say two hyphens is the max you should use unless there is a very good reason.
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I understand that hyphens render the two words as separate. If I search for well-known sites that begin with 1-800-widgets, I get different results depending on whether I type 1800-widgets, 1-800-widgets, or 1 800 widgets. Since there are thousands of companies with 800 numbers, the SERPs are hit or miss for this company.
My question is whether a hyphenated brand name is therefore a bad idea?
but how can a search decide whether :
"therapist" is one keyword or two hyphens although they have become associate with some darkside of the internet i like them ;)
Use a 301 redirect to forward the domain you don't use as your main domain name to avoid a Google duplicate content penalty.