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Does the name of the domain affect SEO?

jackkenyon007
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Does the name of the domain affect SEO?

I have chosen my niche and keyword list but don't think I should post them because I don't want to risk my ideas being stolen. Anyway I was wondering if the domain I buy should have a keyword in or would the domain itself not be that important for SEO?
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Hi,

You do not need to include your keywords in your domain name. As long as the domain name is related to what you niche/topic is, then that's fine. Remember this: Keep your domain name short, simple, and catchy.
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The domain name is irrelevant for SEO. You should focus on finding a name that is catchy and relevant for your niche.
For the domain name you should focus on the people, not the search engines.
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SEO is done according to your business, product and services and domain name play a minor role in it. Moreover, domain name should be easy, understandable and should relate to your business. A good domain name make a positive impression in the reader's mind.
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denise taylor
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It used to be considered a best practice to use keywords in domains, to the exclusion of all others. But things have changed and I agree with all the sentiments here. The only thing I would add is to make sure your topic is clear when you choose your domain, so give it some thought and research what's out there. What seems obvious to you, could mean something different in your visitors' eyes. If you have an unclear topic, it could cause an excessively high bounce rate, which would not beneficial.

Good luck!
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endy daniyanto
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Hi Jack,

Your chosen domain does affect the amount of SEO work you have to do. You can choose between an Exact Match Domain (EMD) or a brand domain.

The benefit of using an EMD is that you get a boost for your search engine rankings for the keyword in your domain. This method has been around for many years, and I find it still has power today.

However, there are risks involved when you use an EMD compared to a brand domain. A brand domain is safer and more memorable, but it doesn't give you that boost. Therefore, whether you ought to use an EMD or brand domain depends on your business goals.

I've made a video that further explains the pros and cons between using an EMD and a brand domain: https://youtu.be/rBzVsr0XaOs

I hope that helps!
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marketforum123
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You can get a little boost by adding the keyword to the domain, but ultimately it's not that big of a factor.
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burkhardt5
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Hello all, just a quick note on getting an Exact Match Domain (EMD).

With Googles recent algorithm changes an EMD will probably NOT give you any benefit in SEO and might even hurt your SEO in the near future. There were even thoughts about an EMD being penalized for SEO purposes although I personally don't think that will ever come to pass.

Either way, any benefit that an EMD might give your SEO results will probably be very minimal for any keyword that would be even somewhat targeted so I would not worry about it at all.

In the long run an EMD will be irrelevant so as others said above, get a domain name that people will remember and says something about the content of your site (make people want to see what your site is all about).

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mark schaaf
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The long and short of it is it only matters if you are going for free traffic by doing articles and so forth in an attempt to get your site up to page one on google and yahoo. If you are planning on running ads wherever to send traffic to your site then it really doesn't matter at all since what you are talking about only come into plan in search results.
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Domain name is the major part of SEO terms. Domain should me short, irrelevant and catchy in terms of SEO. It is better of make your name easy to read and human readable language.
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jackkenyon007 wrote:I have chosen my niche and keyword list but don't think I should post them because I don't want to risk my ideas being stolen. Anyway I was wondering if the domain I buy should have a keyword in or would the domain itself not be that important for SEO?

Of course domain is important for SEO. In particular with regard to the system Google. But all of the keywords can not be included in the domain, you should find a concise title. And Google will take care of the ranking of the site.
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onlineprofit
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Hello everyone!

Regarding this topic,I should say if it's easier for you to match the domain with both your main keyword and your what you have to talk about just do it.In fact this can leverage your search engine optimization because the domain also would be optimized for that.

Let's say that what you you have to offer or talk about and the keywords that you would like to use can not match at the same time the domain name that you would choose,do not worry,just match only your domain name with your ideal clients'/visitors' language(what you have to talk about)
as we know if nothing changed Google probably does index pages but not domain names.
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jackkenyon007 wrote:I have chosen my niche and keyword list but don't think I should post them because I don't want to risk my ideas being stolen. Anyway I was wondering if the domain I buy should have a keyword in or would the domain itself not be that important for SEO?



The name of the domain doesn't really matter. So as long as you'll be able to find a catchy name that will attract people from visiting your site at the first glance, that's what really matters...:)
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luckylindsey69
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Focusing on a unique, catchy domain name is more important than the keyword these days. As long as it's something simple and relates to your brand/website, it's fine.
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intuz
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There is no relation between domain name and keyword ranking or ranking juice in search engine.
Your domain name should be relevant to your services or products.
And if you are afraid of data being stolen you can put security for your online content and data.
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kallayprasanth05
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It is better to have your domain name closely connected with the product or the service you sell. For example domain name such as 'loseweightnow' or 'losecalorieswithease' can be good if you are selling weight loss products. It is just a suggestion though.
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addisoncave
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i have got so much information from this thread. thanks for sharing useful information.
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thuyngatn2016
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Domain name has once affected SEO strategy much in the past few years, but now it does not have much influence following Google webmasters' announcement. However, following my idea, if you want to create or have an small SEO project, keyword-related domains will help you much!
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addisoncave
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The domain name is irrelevant for SEO. You should focus on finding a name that is catchy and relevant for your niche.
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stepheng1205
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domain name never affect SEO.and if your domain name contain your keyword then it is also fine .there is no connection between domain name and SEO.


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