A Fresh Look At Exact Keyword Use In Your Domain/URL


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Tampa SEO took a look at a SEO study done by SEOMoz on Keyword Use In Your Domain. This can play a big role in your SEO Ranking.

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A Fresh Look At Exact Keyword Use In Your Domain/URL

  1. 1. A Fresh Look At Exact<br />Keyword Use In Your Domain<br />Presented by<br />TampaSEO.com<br />
  2. 2. Introduction to Exact Keyword Use In Your Domain Name<br />Keyword usage in your domain can be a critical thing when optimizing a website. Having said this we took a look at SEOMOz’s 2011 Search Engine Ranking Factors. Here is a fresh look at domain level keyword usage by your friends here at Tampa SEO. <br />
  3. 3. Exact Keyword Domain: Study Done By SEOMoz.<br />SEOMoz has done a study about the keyword usage in your domain name as it relates to SEO. This SEO study found that in June of 2010 the correlation between using your exact match keyword in your domain name (for example: exact-match.com) and your websites ranking has a very high effect on SEO results. Around March of 2011, we’ve seen one of the biggest drops which means that Google is no longer valuing domains with SEO keywords in them as highly as they were in June 2010.<br />
  4. 4. Exact Keyword Domain: SEO Graph Created By Tampa SEO Expert<br />The SEO Graph Below has been created by an expert at Tampa SEO.<br />
  5. 5. Exact Keyword Domain: Graph Created By Tampa SEO Expert<br />As you can see in the SEO graph that the experts here at Tampa SEO created using SEOmoz’s data, you can see below that using the keyword directly in the domain name (example, the exact-match.com vs. having it as the sub-domain) has a higher relationship to your SEO rankings.<br />
  6. 6. Exact Keyword Domain: Exact Keyword Matching Has a High Affect On Your SEO Rankings<br />Exact keyword matching is a very valuable thing to be able to do for your domain name. As you will see in the graph in the next slide, using your exact SEO keywords in your domain name (exact-keyword.com) has the highest ranking influence value. Having your keywords as your domain name can also be extremely beneficial for branding. Not to “toot our own horn,” have a look at TampaSEO.com for example. We have our keywords in our own domain name, and we have branded ourselves to these keywords. Tampa SEO isn’t just a cool name – it’s also our primary keywords that we’re going for for SEO. It’s a win-win!<br />If at all possible, you want to have your keyword in your domain name, as the search engines look at that and it will increase the ranking a bit.<br />
  7. 7. Exact Keyword Domain: Exact Keyword Matching Has a High Affect On Your SEO Rankings<br />Another SEO Graph created by an expert at Tampa SEO. <br />
  8. 8. Exact Keyword Domain: Having SEO Keywords and Your Location In Your Domain Benefit Geo SEO Targeting.<br />If you are working in a specific area and are looking to target local SEO having a location and a keyword in your domain (i.e. location-keyword.com) can be extremely helpful for you for Geo SEO Targeting. This shows Google that you are wanting to target your local area. When people look through the search results they get, they can be more inclined to click on a link that has the keywords as the domain name. This can make the person feel like the information they are going to find much more relevant that other websites that come up. Having your keyword domain name can keep you with a leg up on your competition since your domain name is more relevant. Comparing the exact-keyword.com to just having 123-keyword.com you can see that it has a higher value to be able to have your exact keywords.<br />
  9. 9. Exact Keyword Domain: Bringing It All Together.<br />To make a long story short, Tampa SEO strongly recommends having your keyword as your domain name as you can see an increase of SEO results over your competition who might only have branding in their domain name. It can benefit your company brand, Geo Targeting SEO, Click-through Rate (CTR), and give you an SEO advantage over your competition. <br />However, don’t sacrifice a good brand name just to get instant Google ranking- you need to weigh the pros and cons before making any decision.<br />
  10. 10. Contact Tampa SEO Today!<br />Tampa SEO is a full service digital marketing agency<br />We are a national marketing agency<br />Call today!<br />(800) 975-7736<br />