Almost three weeks have passed since I have blogged about keyword-rich domains as a part of the peel-the-inventory method, but after reading today’s post on the topic by Ann Smarty, I have decided to single this one idea out, and write about it separately. I have seen this method working for my translation website, and apparently other people are seeing this tactic working well in other contexts as well. It is therefore my belief that affiliates should be utilizing this more frequently, putting together niche websites focused on highly-searched-for key phrases.
Ann wrote that “search engines are reported (or rather expected) to be putting less and less emphasis on keywords in domain names” to exclude spammer abuse of the long-tail domains technique, and she also points out that “today it is almost impossible to get hold of any ‘exact match’ domains that wouldn’t be too long or pointless”. However, after conducting her little experiment, she has noticed that, in reality, search engines do love keyword-rich domains. Additionally, I would like to add that with a bit of extra research it is still possible to find good long-tail domains. Based on my personal experience I have voted for option 1 on her poll “How much weight do keywords in domains have?” and I highly recommend affiliates to start experimenting with this idea.