SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Thinking of Changing Domain Name

    Hello, Just putting it out there, have an idea.

    -My current website is pet**land**plus (no * ending with com) I have a page rank of 3.

    -A recent domain dog-*cat-*supply (no * but YES hyphens ending with com) was available so I purchased it.

    I am thinking of changing my website to just Dog and Cats and maybe use pet**land**plus as a blog for my site.
    Would this be a good idea or should I keep what I have. Would dog-*cat-*supply have better results showing up in search engines and drive more traffic?

    Opened for Ideas..

    -Ryan

  2. #2
    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy ldcdc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Ploiesti
    Posts
    4,474
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Would dog-*cat-*supply have better results showing up in search engines and drive more traffic?
    I doubt that the domain name would have a significant importance. Hyphenated domain names tend to not be a good idea from a marketing/branding POV. Hard to spell, hard to remember.
    HostPeek.com - budget hosts, compared
    CouponsNexus.com - web hosting coupons

    Ultra Cheap Hosts | Web Hosting Reviews Forums

  3. #3
    Non-Member MyDomAinZ.us's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Fort Bregg, North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Better retain your old domain
    Good luck.

  4. #4
    SitePoint Wizard esds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,255
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think you should continue with the old one however you can create a blog with similar niche content with the new domain name.

  5. #5
    SitePoint Wizard SiberForum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,197
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What you need to do is: fregister new domain name like you wish and then redirect all users from the old name to the new one. All visitors and SEO efforts will be saved for you.

  6. #6
    SitePoint Enthusiast bylla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    91
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Continue using the old name and setup the blog at your new domain name instead. Domains with hypens are not so good when it comes to branding, but they could work fine for search engine traffic.

    /Andreas

  7. #7
    SitePoint Wizard SiberForum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,197
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by abhaywow View Post
    keep the old one and don't bother
    i don't think it gonna make any difference
    He said he is interested in getting new one! And I suppose he is looking for the new domain name and just want to save all visitors from the old domain names

  8. #8
    SitePoint Wizard esds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,255
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    May be he want to do 301 redirect.

  9. #9
    Twitter: @SprightlyMedia Manpasand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    406
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    IMO you should go with old domain.

  10. #10
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you have a PR3 with the old domain I would keep that as it is and do a similar website with a twist on the new domain name.

    Myself I don't ever buy hyphenated domains, as I know it is too much trouble for me when I have to type other people's hyphenated domain names into an address bar ( and they are harder to remember too) but that doesn't mean it won't rank high..

  11. #11
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    25
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ofcourse you will loose the search engine ranking and value if its a new domain, but then its fresh and you can work from scratch for it. But there are other ways like redirecting etc that if you follow, the PR gets transfered after few months.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •