Keywords in Domain Name

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  1. Vfdehfv

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    How important is having keywords in your domain name for search rankings?

    Does Google give more weightage to a website that has keywords in its domain name for search rankings?
     
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    A lot of SEO experts may advise you to use your niche targeted keyword in your domain, but personally I don't believe on it. Even, I am still waiting for an example where website ranked well only because of the keyword in domain.
     
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    The answer is yes, it definitely helps on your SERP, and that's why you can see many top popular exact keyword domain sell in damn high price
     
  4. Joseph.Shivell

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    With all due respect, sigma, the answer is most definitely NO. As BODHost mentioned, although some SEO "experts" (Quotes mine) claim that it does, there is no evidence to show that using a keyword as your domain name works any better than actually using proper SEO techniques on a non-keyword domain name. There are literally millions of businesses that do not have keywords as their domain name, and yet their websites are highly ranked.
    The claim that using keywords as domain names is most often used by scammers who claim they can get your website highly ranked in an unusually short period of time, and the keyword domain names are the only examples they provide.
     
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    Somewhere YES it is useful for get quick rank If keyword is in your domain name.
     
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    It is nice to have key words in Domain name. However, content of the web and SEO is vital.
     
  7. Shahrier

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    It's mostly how you advertise your keywords, although domain keywords help a little.
     
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    Having keywords in your domain is important and can help especially about people remembering your domain easily.
     
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    Having relevant keywords in a domain name is beneficial because the domain name is the text that other Internet users will use as anchor text when linking.

    Google may be reconsidering the weight it provides to keywords in domain names.
     
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    Having relevant keywords in a domain name is beneficial because the domain name is the text that other Internet users will use as anchor text when linking.

    Google may be reconsidering the weight it provides to keywords in domain names.
     
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    As I mentioned in a previous post, there are quite a few companies that do not have keywords in their domain name, and yet they do quite well.

    I wonder if they might be going in the other direction, and giving less weight to keywords in domain names because people using keywords in their domain names are doing it to try to trick them into giving the site a higher ranking.
     
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    Yes obviously keyword in domain name can make effects on your SERPs. SEO is process to increase visibility at various search engines on our targeted keywords.
     
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    I have personally gotten exact match domains to outrank big, established corporate sites - even though my exact match domains had almost no inbound links. Having the keyword in the domain name can be a HUGE help, especially if your domain is the exact keyword. However, not having keywords in the domain name is no barrier to ranking well. If you can't get a "good" sounding domain name with keywords, don't get too worried about it. Just pick something else and focus on a different aspect of your SEO.
     
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    One cannot get the site ranked only because of the keyword in the domain name. The keyword must be relevant to what the site offers. Along with that related high quality content is also needed.
     
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    Keywords in domain name- most important thing.
    But remember- if you choose high competitive keyword and make a domain name then - that means- you can face a lot of problems duing the promotions.
    Main thing in SEO is - Content is always rights.
    - If you have unique name - in place of keyword- then you can get easily ranked
    - Use genuine content, best content easy content - which user likes which user love to read

    Because CONTENT is king.
     
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    Keyword inside the domain name is one of the factor that affect your SERP but not the only factor. You can only say the keyword in domain name is useless if you compare two website with totally same on-page SEO and off-page SEO, except the domain name.
     
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    It seems quite important to show your keywords on domain . When I make my website ,the SEO told me that too.
     
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    If keyword is in your domain then chance to come raking early because of there are a lot of site where you can submit your business name , it will make more benefits because your keyword = business name
     
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    A lot of SEO specialists may counsel you to use your market focused key phrase in your web page, but individually I don't believe on it. Even, I am still awaiting an example where web page placed well only because of the key phrase in domain.
     
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    I second sigma, from my pass experience exact keyword did help for SERP especially on Bing and yahoo. Google give priority to rank popular brand, even their domain does not contain keywords, it still rank in top. For newly setup company, they will having problem to complete with popular brand, in this situation exact keyword play the role.
     

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