29 May 09 12:35 am
Hey, this is just 1 guys opinion...lol you may find different..
however here is a few examples..
1. If you own the domain name dogsexpert.com ( IE: Dogs Expert) It has the word sex in the domain name and can be flagged as a inappropriate adult URL. This happened to Mike Filsaime of all people.
However if you use a hyphen dogs-expert.com they will be classed as 2 seperate words.
2. If you own a domain name like bestwidgets.com does it not make sense to also purchase best-widgets.com ?
3. In affiliate marketing... people will click on a link correct?
So if the domain has a hyphen in it, people will not be fussed... they are more interested in the info that you give to them and if it can solve their problem or fill a need.
for Ex: Can you remember something you bought one year ago and wether the domain had a hyphen in it or not? or do you just save it to your favourites or desktop?
Also, If you see a great ad for best-widgets.com and you really want to Look at some of the best widgets around... would it stop you from going to the site because it had a hyphen?
4. Mark owns Affilorama.com and that is his brand and people can remember it.
It makes sense when you build a BRAND that its short, can be remembered and has no hyphens.
However, If I could buy the hyphen name as well, I would so others could not get it.
Now having said this... If I get
www. thebestbeachumbrellasinamerica .com and I was trying to do this with affiliate marketing.. I have 3 choices...
use www. the-best-beach-umbrellas-in-america .com so people can read it and click on it...
OR get both as they are both clickable links.
OR scrap it and find another name for Branding purposes.
Anyway... I am just trying to show people another way of looking at it ...
Just my 2 cents.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize
they were the big things.
-- Robert Brault