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4:39 pm on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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For a new site of mine I am having difficulty finding a domain name.

All the keyword domains are taken. So I am thinking of just finding an interesting sounding fake word and registering it, like google or kozmo.

My question is: Which is better Fake Word vs. Keyword.com

4:46 pm on June 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Pick what is best for your business (branding wise) - don't worry about keyword.com or more likely keyword-word-word-keyword.com
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Thanks! Ya you hit the nail on the head, although my niche is non-profit, the keyword has a dual meaning and basically everything with that word in it is taken, so it would have to be:

LongKeywordAndLongKeyword.com

5:02 pm on June 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In that case I would try to invent a short catchy name and go with that.
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Could the keyword be part of a longer word? You can see now that keywords imbedded in a run-together phrase are being bolded. Something like (ok I see the Looksmart banner ) - in the word looksmart you have the words look, looks, smart and mart.
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well,
you can't get a keyword one anway so :).
The fake one might be better long term, especially if you plan on spending $$ to build the brand.
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My domain is just part of my name -- how unimaginative is that? The domain comes up number 1 through 4 on SERPs for various keywords I'm focused on. Interestingly, searching for my family name results in my domain appearing somewhere on page two of SERPs.

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