Should I choose an SEO-driven domain name or a marketable domain name?

There are advantages to choosing a keyword-rich domain name, and there are advantages to choosing a marketable or "brandable" domain name. It is important to look at the pros and cons of both choices, as much of the answer depends on what kind of website you would like to build for your business.


Picking a marketable domain name is advantageous because it will be memorable, and because it will help build your brand. Some of the most popular websites in the world -such as Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Amazon, and Zappos - don't have any key words at all in their domain name but rather focus on a memorable, unique word.


Picking a SEO-driven domain name will currently help you when it comes to search engine rankings, and those looking for a "NYC Attorney" might have an easier time finding your site if your domain name is However, having a keyword-rich domain name also means you lose the chance to have a memorable website - your domain name could be confused with the law office that runs, for example. In addition, Google has considered making the presence of keywords in domain names less important in their search engine algorithm.


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