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2-word or 3-word domain best?

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  1. Red Paul

    Red Paul New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm just about to register a new domain for a new project... any comments about whether a 2-word or 3-word domain is best? A 3-word domain is more descriptive, but received wisdom is that the shorter the domain name, the better... any thoughts?

    I've used both in the past and 3-word ones seem to work well, like my sites guitarstringguide.com and guitartunerguide.com
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    webcreationuk New Member

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    Out there you'll find hundreds of thousands of websites with long domain names that have a decent traffic and a good position in search engines. It's all about the content and SEO. Though I would stick with a 2-word domain name. :)
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    Although a longer domain name can often better explain your products or services, it is generally a better idea to choose a short name (if available). Your domain name, which is your web address, should be quick and easy to remember.

    Let me give you an example. Say you were selling plastic playing cards. It would be better to choose the domain name playingcards.xyz as compared to plastic-playing-cards.xyz as the former is more memorable. You simply need to ensure that you cover the keywords 'plastic playing cards' and 'playing cards' in the meta tags of your html code.
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    I vote for 2 words domain names. It is good to have your main keywords in your domain name, but try to keep the name short and easy to memorable.
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    I think 1 word is the most better so 2 words is better than 3 words!
    Short domain can easly remembred by visitors!
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    It doesn't matter actually, as long as your domain name is related to your content. I have 2-words and 3-words domains, both types perform okay for me.
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    In my own experiences, they would both work well. The one rule might be keep it as short as possible and easy to remember. Also, including your keywords there. :)

    Have a nice day,
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    register the exact match of the most searched keyword.
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    Hello,

    Yes search engine keywords related to your product will help you.
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    Go for two..word..its easier to remember...and typing..too
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    Yes it is best but it depend upon the site which you have.These domains are really expensive and not ease to available.
  13. scept1c

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    I think it's not the case you can say that 2 words are better than three or vice versa. Two words title can be descriptive enough and three words one may contain unnecessary info. I think the content is much more important.
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    hi,

    please visit here to choose your 2-3 word domain name

    aapkadomain.com

    also would like to let you know that you can book .com domain names at only $5.49. offer ends 31st march
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    For me, three-word keywords within a domain is better. (much better if it will look like this: Keyword1Keyword2Keyword3.Com)
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    yes ... you are right ... three keywords are more than enough
  17. scept1c

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    three words are enough, no doubt, but the question was if it's not too much
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    depends on your keywords (as number of characters of keywords)
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    I prefer 2 Words or keywords in my domain and if possible i use one common word. Anyway it also depends on your product or services but better is shorter domain name. As it use perfectly for social sites.
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    okie.... so shorter domain names are only perfect for social sites or there is also any another reason ?
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