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    Domain Name Question - SEO

    If my site sells clothes is it better to have a domain name with clothes in it from an SEO perspective.

    For example: www.mybrandnameclothes.com

    Instead of having www.mybrandname.com

    Also, is having dashes in my domain name better for SEO like

    www.mybrandname-clothes.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekevin07 View Post
    If my site sells clothes is it better to have a domain name with clothes in it from an SEO perspective.

    For example: www.mybrandnameclothes.com

    Instead of having www.mybrandname.com

    Also, is having dashes in my domain name better for SEO like

    www.mybrandname-clothes.com

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    With Clothes in domain name is good. you can avoid dash in domain name

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    To be honest, I don't see any benefits of having keywords in domain names. From as far as I can tell, Google ranks you due to backlinks, content, number of g+'s, etc, not from what's in a domain name. Take a look at all the major worldwide companies for example, they don't have keywords in their domains.

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    Well, we have 2 different answers and I can think of advantages and disadvantages for both. We need a tie breaker someone with SEO experience please, please settle this for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightfire View Post
    To be honest, I don't see any benefits of having keywords in domain names. From as far as I can tell, Google ranks you due to backlinks, content, number of g+'s, etc, not from what's in a domain name. Take a look at all the major worldwide companies for example, they don't have keywords in their domains.
    I am even agree with you but domain name certainly helps. As OP is having new site he cant instantly start working on back links and all that if he can afford keyword in domain name than why he cant use and let go one advantage. At initial basis we cant compare ourselves with major companies. While you are small running business you have to think with what less efforts you can come up higher.

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    Certainly domain names contains keyword is very effective one for SEO perspective. It would be helpful for you to generate traffic to your site. So you need to choose an effective keyword for adding into your domain name. Hopefully you'll get a fruitful result if you use "cloths" keyword in your domain name.

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    Your domain name should be the name of your website, or company. This will avoid any confusion.so add myclothes to your domain name it will be better.and avoid the use of hyphens in your domain name. A pretty high number of your visitors are going to forget where that hyphen comes.

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    It is better to have clothes in your domain.
    Also avoid "-" as much as possible.
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    Cant decide? Why not get both, then just have one domain forward to the other. Godaddy its only about $20 per year for a domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edjay View Post
    Cant decide? Why not get both, then just have one domain forward to the other. Godaddy its only about $20 per year for a domain.
    and most other providers are around $10 a year for .com domains.

    The most important thing with the domain name is having something that people will easily remember so they can access the site without having to search for it. That means not using dashes and keeping the name short so there's not too much for them to type.

    While keywords in the domain might make a difference for SEO it would be of the order of the difference between a billion dollars and a billion dollars and one cent.
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    I've been through this. Google is constantly changing their algorithm. Until about a year ago it was very helpful to have your keywords in your domain name. But as people were buying increasingly spammy domain names, google changed their algo and lowered the weight of benefit of having keywords in the domain. I had two domains that I was getting very high SERPs on with the keywords in the domain. Google changed their algo and my rankings dropped considerably for these specific phrases, but not for others. You're much better off picking an easy to remember / easy to spell domain name. And I'd still always default to buying a .com if at all possible.

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    By the way, buying multiple domains is fine, but you absolutely want ONE that is your public domain. Never set up your site so that it works with multiple domain names. It's fine if their are common misspellings and you buy them, and make them forward. But don't make multiple domains live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPRoss View Post
    I've been through this. Google is constantly changing their algorithm. Until about a year ago it was very helpful to have your keywords in your domain name. But as people were buying increasingly spammy domain names, google changed their algo and lowered the weight of benefit of having keywords in the domain. I had two domains that I was getting very high SERPs on with the keywords in the domain. Google changed their algo and my rankings dropped considerably for these specific phrases, but not for others. You're much better off picking an easy to remember / easy to spell domain name. And I'd still always default to buying a .com if at all possible.
    Yeah Google is constantly changing their algorithm. Can you please share the source where you read it was helpful a year ago. And i would highly disagree that because of that you lost your ranking. So many factors affecting for drop of ranking. You canít blame domain name for that except you have excessively included keyword or too many hyphens in that


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