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competive area with most keyword names gone

     
8:27 pm on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I market in a competive area and need every advantage I can Get(dont we all) most permutations of my main keyword and words have long gone.I have noticed one of my competitors has got the main keyword in front of his domain name
ie: widgets.domain.com

How does he do this? The keyword produces results for both widgets and wid gets since all these names are gone How about for se's the domain name www.widgets-wid-gets.com would the se's consider this spam.This forum is just great.

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Welcome to WebMasterWorld, Terrier. Things like widgets.yourdomain.com are actually part of what you pay for when you buy a domain. To take advantage of these, however; you generally need to talk to your specific hosting company. Many charge extra for using these.
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Thanks for the info GGROT. I shall speak to my hosting company or should I say the company I bought the name from, the hosting company I use did not know about this. With my competitors site when the url is listed by the search engine it does not have a [www....] in front just goes straight to keyword.domain.com.
Using www.domain.com/widgets.htm does not seem to gain enough advantage I presume putting the keyword in front will help. or is it better to get a new domain as per the 2nd Idea.
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Becareful using third level domain names when promoting with Inktomi. If Ink thinks you're using DNS wildcards to create third level domain names, then you could be labelled as a spammer and banned.

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>> If Ink thinks you're using DNS wildcards to create third level domain names

Do you have any clue to how they would make that guess? Is it the sheer number of 3rd level domain names?

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Would I be correct in thinking that www.widgets-wid-gets.com is a third level domain and wigets.domain.com is a sub domain
The wild card I presume is the wid-gets. Which is a shame my targeted keyword gets searched for in both formats.
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>DNS wildcards

What are DNS wildcards?