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    Domain name and SEO?

    Hello,

    Is it damaging to your page rankings if you do not have a domain name that is strictly relevant to your site content? I am interested in finding out information on this.

    If anyone knows anything advice would be appreciated, thanks!

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    I don't think it would damage it.
    But, it certainly would NOT help.

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    Hmm,

    It's an interesting one... I don't know much about SEO and I'm slowly figuring out the tricks. One thing I'm not sure on is whether to best optimise for all search engines or the most popular ones.

    Thanks for replying.

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    Hi George,

    Maybe it will not have damaging effect. However, it may not help to promote your site when your domain name doesn't have the relevance about what your site is or it doesn't describe the site content well

    This is just another opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by hagipark View Post
    I don't think it would damage it.
    But, it certainly would NOT help.
    It sure does in my niches. Go to a SE, pick a keyword, search .. look at the domain names of the top twenty

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    A domain name with the targeted keywords in it is definitely a positive factor for search engine optimization. As to how important it is, it is left to the search engines to determine

    It is just one of hundreds of factors taken into account so you are not dead if your domain name doesn't include your keywords, only that for other things being the same your competitor might rank higher than you. However keep in mind that other things are NEVER the same...
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    I like to think of this in terms of opportunity cost: That is, by using a domain name that is NOT intuitively related to your site, you're not directly losing something that you had, but you ARE passing up on an opportunity, namely, the synergy / value / potential SEO upside of having a related domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george_1988 View Post
    Hello,

    Is it damaging to your page rankings if you do not have a domain name that is strictly relevant to your site content? I am interested in finding out information on this.

    If anyone knows anything advice would be appreciated, thanks!
    I'm no SEO expert but I would find it hard to believe that such a thing could damage your rankings...

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