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Do search engines use domain names for website ranking?

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bobat6
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Do search engines use domain names for website ranking?

Hi there

Joined last week, excellent stuff. I am totally novice to IM/AM. Have read a great deal and about to make a start. I have a question though....it may be a silly one but here goes....

Is there any advantage of having a domain name reflecting the content of your site in particular, does any of the search engines use the domain name for website ranking?

Your thoughts on this will be most welcome.

Many Thanks
Bob
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I think SEs may give a site with its keywords as the domain. I'm not sure how much, but it may be worth putting one of your main keywords as your domain, if possible.

Does that make sense Bob?
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Many thanks Sean,

I am sorry your first sentence does not really make sense to me, have you missed a word or two or is it just me?

Bob
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Try to keep your domain short, but also using a strong keyword.
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Yes, that sentence didnt make sense, I was testing you :P

I meant to say that it may give you a slight boost. If you own dogtraining.com, it's probably going to be easier to rank for dog training than it would be if your domain was ireallylikegoingtothebeach.com
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thanks Sean and Adrian....I'll take your advice.

Bob
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sean06 wrote:Yes, that sentence didnt make sense, I was testing you :P


ROTFL.....Good answer Sean..thats funny:)

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Yeh, I try to keep things interesting around here ;)

I should probably be more careful when I post at 4am... :)
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