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Domain name length? issues about?

looking at one 25 char 3 words

   
12:04 pm on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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looking at a domain name of 25 charachters made up of 3 words without any spaces or dashes in dot-com and dot-co.uk

What are the issues involved in long names apart from those below?

1. that people may misspell them because they are long.

2. that people may not remember them because they are long?

3. that they take up more room in the browser url window so people may not notice so easily where in the site they are?

4. that thay may scroll if included in an email with lower level directories and files etc..

Are there any issues about Search Engines which I should know about.

Thanks in advance.

5:12 pm on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>>What are the issues involved in long names apart from those below

Long,runtogetherstufflikethisishardtoreadandthereforehardtobrandwith.
Ipersonallythinkhyphensarethewaytogo.

IMHO ;)

5:19 pm on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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A wise woman once suggested that you limit hyphens to 3-4
5:22 pm on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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A wise woman once suggested that you limit hyphens to 3-4

Indeed I did. :)

I had a client come to me who had a 5-hyphen domain name. I had absolutely no luck with her ranking. I spoke to a wise expert who toldme to drop it down to 4 hyphens.

We did that and nothing else and suddenly, the site began moving up in the rankings.

5:48 pm on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hyphenate where you need to. However I never liked hearing on the radio things like

double you double you double you dot name one hyphen name two dot com

When I went home I never could remember the domain name, I like the ones that are 800NumberHere dot com that way i remember their site and phone number in one ;)