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    two word .net or three word .com

    twowordgeneric.net

    twogeneric+industrykeyword.com

    Which do you guys think is better for SEO.

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    I would say the second.

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    Me too, any URL that contains the keyword(s) that you're optimising for is better than the first option from an SEO point of view.
    It's 530 people, but do you really get it?
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    If you are going to do any type of offline marketing, the first is better (shorter).

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    I will prefer the second one .com

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    .com domain names are the de facto standard. When you say the name of any site, people are going to naturally assume that it is a .com.

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    Get them both and redirect the first one to the second. First one which is shorter can be used in offline advertising (cards, flyers, etc...) second one optimize it.

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    He asked which is better for SEO and he was specifically asking whether or not the URL should have the keywords in it.

    The answer is the second URL.
    It's 530 people, but do you really get it?
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    #1 is better for humans

    #2 is better for search engines

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    You can go for both even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee View Post
    #1 is better for humans

    #2 is better for search engines
    A perfect answer.

    and I think you should use the second one

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    second really helps on seo

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    industrykeyword + .com

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    agree with stymiee

    also, '.com' is way better than '.net'

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    Quote Originally Posted by relativity View Post
    also, '.com' is way better than '.net'
    Why's that?
    It's 530 people, but do you really get it?
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