Domains with Dashes...To Dash or Not to Dash?
By: Gina Hoover © 2007
Sometimes it can be difficult to find
a good domain
name that contains your targeted keywords. Have
you ever thought about using dashes in your domain
name? Maybe you wanted a domain name like www.blahblahblah.com
using your keywords but that domain name was was already
registered by someone else so now you want to register
Truth be told, the dashes might be easier
on the eye but that is as far as it goes. I do not
think they have any advantage otherwise. Domain names
with dashes do fine in the search engines but people
have a heck of a time trying to remember where to
put the dashes into the browser. If your potential
visitors are typing in the domain name they might
not be able to get to your website --which isn't so
good for you.
This to consider:
Ultimately it's up to you whether or
not to use a domain with dashes.
About the Author:
Gina Hoover can be reached for questions
about this article at http://www.hooverwebdesign.com.
Gina's company, Hoover Web Design specializes in professional
web site design, web templates, flash photo galleries
and flash music players for beginning Webmasters.
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