31 Jul '12, 12pm

Google SEO: Exact Match Domain Or Not?

Google SEO: Exact Match Domain Or Not?

There is an interesting WebmasterWorld thread just kicking off on an old topic of should you go with an exact match domain or go with the branded domain? It is not a new topic, it has been discussed for years. We've probably covered it here a few times before. But since SEO and Google's algorithms change over the years, it is good to revisit the topic. The question is, if you want to rank for [blue widgets] and you are starting a new site, should you go with a domain name that matches the keyword phrase, i.e. bluewidgets.com or should you go with a branded domain such as somerandomdomain.com? Of course, it depends on your strategy. Bill Hartzer commented in the thread said it depends on the length of the domain name you can find. He wrote: If it is a three keyword phrase, them you are better off with a shorter domain. If it was one or two keywords then I would go for the e...

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