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Domain Keyword Question, Non Plural Sounds Better, Plural More Common.


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#1 doogie88

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:20 PM

I have a question, and not sure if it's a big deal or not.
I'm putting up a steroid site. the term 'steroids' is thousands time more popular in search terms than the singular steroid.
I bought these two domains
st*r*id<something>.com
st*r*ids<something>.com
now the singular sounds better. But in terms of people linking in, would it be better to use the plural one, so I have incoming links containing steroids, instead of steroid?

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:13 PM

I doubt it's going to make much difference.

If they're linking with the domain name as the anchor text neither one is either steroid or steroids. They're the non-word that makes up the whole domain name.

If they're linking with more customary anchor text it's going to be up to the person writing the linking code to decide whether to use the singular or plural. Which is probably going to be more heavily affected by the content on your page than the domain name.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE(Randy @ May 7 2009, 02:13 PM) View Post
I doubt it's going to make much difference.

If they're linking with the domain name as the anchor text neither one is either steroid or steroids. They're the non-word that makes up the whole domain name.

If they're linking with more customary anchor text it's going to be up to the person writing the linking code to decide whether to use the singular or plural. Which is probably going to be more heavily affected by the content on your page than the domain name.


But what if they anchor the link as 'steroid something' and/or 'steroids something'
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 07:41 PM

One of the most valuable attributes of a domain name is for it to be "Memorable" so whichever rolls off the tongue most naturally, is in my book most likely to be remembered.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:00 PM

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But what if they anchor the link as 'steroid something' and/or 'steroids something'


Then it'll help.

However I must point out again this doesn't have much of anything to do with the domain name you choose to use. Instead it has almost everything to do with how well you do with branding one or the other.




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