So I'm thinking of buying a new domain for this forum that would be a better match for what the main topic is.
Let's say it's bacon. (it isn't)
Bacon.com is taken and parked with just a "buy this domain" link. I tried to buy it with what I thought was a reasonable amount and they came back with a ridiculous counter offer of 1 million. Yes one million.
Anyways... that leaves the following...
bacon.org and bacon.net
The other extensions are worthless.
bacon.org is already in use with a site up but it seems to be a static info site that never changes. It comes up on the 7th page of a google search for that term. (my site currently is page 12 for that term)
bacon.net is taken and is up if you go to it but is just an image. No rank whatsoever in google.
So if I was to buy one which should it be?
Or will having a domain with only the keyword bacon in it make no difference in how my site is ranked in google and thus this is a worthless purchase.
When you search google for the terms in my domain it comes up as the first response on google. However that keyword isn't the main topic of the site anymore as that has organically changed in the 16 years I've had it.
So my thinking is... if I move my forums to a more keyword accurate domain which matches the content of my site - my rank will scoot way up to the first or second page of results when you search for that term...
there is alot of competition for the keyword however...