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    best url names for seo purposes

    Hi all,
    I was wondering what is better seo wise for a url name.

    having a longer url that is descriptive or a short url that is easier to type.

    for example if I can get ovmguys.com or onlinevideomarketingguys.com which one would be better.

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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    Google still favors exact match domains for queries, so depending on what you're trying to target KW-wise I would say 'It depends'.

    If your purpose of the domain is to 'brand' a business the ovmguys.com would be acceptable, but if you're targeting search I would be inclined to select your 2nd example.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    Before you purchase a domain, I would look at Lean Domain Search | Find a great domain name in seconds and put in your keyword. If you are doing video marketing, try that in the search. It usually brings up thousands of domains.

    I have found a couple gems for a few different niche websites I am looking to create. Domains you wouldn't think would be available.

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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    If it is strictly for SEO, go with the long tail URL.

    My rule of thumb when buying domains for 17 years has always been:

    Easy to say
    Easy to spell
    Easy to remember

    If you want people to remember your url go with the short version. If you are looking to get the keywords into the url (Google still looks at EMDs as well as Bing) go with the longer name or...

    Buy them both and redirect the short name to the long name, and build out the long name with all your SEO magic!
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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    Out of interest is it frowned upon to put keywords into the slug. For example: www.yourdomain.com/yourkeyword

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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by dbennett006 View Post
    Out of interest is it frowned upon to put keywords into the slug. For example: www.yourdomain.com/yourkeyword
    No, in fact that is encouraged. The page needs to be relevant to that keyword or phrase and have good quality content.

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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    Sorry I didn't read what I wrote - I meant to change your home page slug so it was like the above?

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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    I'm personally not a fan of the long URL's as I don't think they are embedded in visitors minds. I think visitors tend to forget longer URL's. There should be a happy medium, something that isn't too difficult to recall while being effective for SEO purposes.

    You should always opt to get keywords into the URL's as it helps make the pages more relevant as well. It also bolds the search term in the SERP's if they match the query. All those visual aids help draw more attention to your listing.

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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    I wouldn't use a domain name for SEO for a local business. I doubt it's much longer until Google turns down the dial significantly on EMD and PMD and business names as well.

    A good domain name is a long term strategy.

    A domain name chosen based on SEO is not.
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    Re: best url names for seo purposes

    Longandverylongurlseonamesusa.org makes you look like a cheap company, whereas searchengine.org looks much professional.

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