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#1 LarryB713

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

I think I know what you guys will say, but here goes: Which domain would you use for your SEO site?

 

1) an 18-character domain from 1996 with two descriptive words joined by a hyphen, or

2) a 20-character domain from 1999 with 2 descriptive words joined by "and"?

 

Assume that in neither case would the first-time visitor need to type in more than a 6-letter domain, which would be re-directed to one or the other of these two.



#2 chrishirst

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:46 PM

What about

 

 

None of the above.



#3 LarryB713

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:48 PM

What about

 

 

some details as to why



#4 Jill

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:23 PM

Either one is as good as the other. 

 

Or a new domain with 72 characters.

Or a 2 year old domain with 12 characters.

Or a 3.5 month old domain with 22.444 characters.

 

They're all pretty much the same thing.

 

Of course, regardless of which you choose, the most important thing is for it to be memorable to people in terms of whatever it is that your brand is.



#5 LarryB713

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

So, any benefit from an aged domain has gone away? Is there still any black out period for a brand new domain name?



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:50 AM

 

So, any benefit from an aged domain has gone away? Is there still any black out period for a brand new domain name?

 

As I said,. ....

 

 

NONE of the above



#7 LarryB713

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:51 AM

Thanks everybody. The world seems to keep changing - especially in SEO Land.



#8 chrishirst

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:03 PM

Nope! Real SEO hasn't changed all that much in twenty years.

It's just the short lived crash and burn tactics that have to.




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