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Does Domain Name Matter?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by billybatz9, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    I was wondering if the domain name matters for seo and other purposes? Right now, I have a name that will not rank for any keyword, so I was thinking about changing it. What do you guys think?
  2. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Well... if your domain name is ilovebacon.com and you've got a site about shire horses.... then yeah I'd say it matters a lot.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can make bacon from shire horses...
    JVCode, wedgar, Amaury and 2 others like this.
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    ... but you wouldn't want to. :barefoot:
  5. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Some domains can be penalized by Google even before you buy them. Perhaps it was once owned by a spammer. Or, if a "domainer" owned it and parked it on a domain parking page, Google has a special penalty for such domains. You should investigate the history of the domain and if you're not the first owner of the domain you can bet there was a pre-existing penalty preventing you from ranking.
    JVCode likes this.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You didn't read the news last year then :D
    Lisa likes this.
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Over here we have the USDA to prevent that kind of stuff. If something like that happened in the US you'd be hearing about lawsuits for the next 10 years.
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    What's the name in question? Is it just some random fabricated name or a real name/phrase but doesn't have anything to do with your subject matter.
  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Horse actually tastes pretty good, depending on how it's prepared.
    euantor likes this.
  10. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Whether it tastes good or not is not the issue, eating/buying beef and getting horse instead is.
  11. Noles

    Noles Member

    It definitely matters
  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I actually meant to respond to the horse bacon post, not that one :x.

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