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Spiders cannot fill in forms
Good and bad doorways
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ALTered Images
Renaming your Images
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Invasion of the Amazons
Advertising v. PR
Will content be profitable?
Responding to spam
What is spam?
Pay for position
Web host tips
Webmaster beauty
Bad web design: Animation
CGI: What the heck is that?
Long live banners
Great press releases
E-mail Sigs - 7 Key Items
Ad tips for affiliate marketing
I want to keep my frames
Creating Doorway Pages
Measuring Link Popularity
Domains and hyphens
Why have a domain name

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Slave Caster of Freedom
Out of the mouths of babes
The Right to Life?
The Nostradamus Hoaxes
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Break a Rule, Bad Girl
Britannica near extinction?
The 1st time I really lied
Nigerian Scam Letters
Singular turns plural
English Writing
In debt?
The Secret Shopper
Too busy at work?
Bullying... Our Stories
Start to live your dreams
Recognize your potential
Stop worrying, please!
Public speaking
Elegant resumes
In praise of black sheep
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    Domain Name Tips

    By Guest Writer Sumantra Roy

    There are broadly two kinds of search engines: spider based engines (like AltaVista, Google etc.) which go to a web site and add the pages present in the web site to their databases, and the directory based engines (like AOL, Netscape), which instead of spidering sites, primarily take their results from a directory.

    Spider based engines

    For the spider based engines, my research shows that having keywords in the domain names does not significantly boost your rankings - it only gives you a *very small* advantage in some of the engines. In order to get good rankings in the spider based search engines, you still have to do all the other things that are necessary to optimize a web site for the search engines - simply having keywords in the domain name will not ensure that you are automatically placed at the top. If you do a good job of creating search engine friendly web sites, you can get excellent rankings without having keywords in the domain name.

    Directory based engines

    Now, for the directory based engines, having a keyword rich domain name helps because it allows you to include the keyword in the Title of your listing in the directory. This improves your chances of ranking highly in the directory based engines since most of them give a lot of emphasis on whether the keyword is present in the Title of the site's listing in the directory.

    Single page domains

    However, the mistake that most people make is to simply register a keyword rich domain name, create a home page which also repeats the keyword a number of times, and then add some links to their primary domain. The reason that this doesn't work is that with the spider based search engines becoming more theme based, they are increasingly looking at all the pages in the site to determine the site's ranking. A domain with a single page in it can just not hope to rank highly in such engines. Also, no directory is ever going to accept a domain which contains only a single page, and whose primary function is to take people to another domain.


    So, should you or should you not register additional keyword rich domain names? You can, but only if you are prepared to spend the time and money to create completely new web sites for these new domains - i.e. these new domains should stand out as complete sites in their own right - their primary function should not be to take visitors to another domain. Also, you simply can't repeat the content present in your primary domain in these domains - all these domains should contain unique content. Otherwise, the directory based engines will not accept these domains, and the spider based search engines may penalize these domains for spamming.

    Of course, if you are just starting an online business and haven't yet registered any domains, you should, by all means, register a keyword rich domain as your primary domain - since you are registering a new domain anyway, you should take any advantage that you can get.

    Hyphenated keywords

    Also, if you do register keyword rich domain names, you should separate the individual words of the keyword by hyphens - this helps the spider based engines recognize the individual words of the keyword. However, since many people forget to type in the hyphens when they are trying to directly go to a web site, you should also register the domain without hyphens, and redirect people from this domain to the domain containing hyphens.

    Article by Sumantra Roy. Sumantra is one of the most respected and recognized search engine positioning specialists on the internet. Read more articles on search engine placement by going to

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