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    domain names?

    Hello,

    First off I wanna say that I'm new in this business (just startin' actually) and that this forum is a great resource for any webdeveloper. But as you all read this you already know that ofcourse!

    My first question:

    For being ranked high is there any difference in the following two domain names

    classiccarservice
    classic-car-service

    My own idea is that the second one will rank you higher because it has the words separated, so if you search for only 2 words it will come up anyway.

    Any other ideas, suggestions?

    Thanks already in advance!

    Greetz

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    Yes, the second one is better.

    Search engines/directories cannot always parse runonwords like that. Out of that run-on Yahoo would parse "car" dmoz would parse nothing. Search engines like Google? I don't know - its not as easy to figure out with them - but I just had an idea on a way to do it.
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    Thanks Aspen for your reply.

    I've waited a few days to see if there would come more comments on the subject but thanks anyway for this confirmation of what I was thinking...

    Greetz to y'all

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    Yeah, it's better for search engines, but if you plan on spreading it around by word of mouth, it's going to be a lot more difficult to get people to remember "classic dash car dash service". I know I thought twice about registering one of my domains with a dash in it

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    Dashes one is good, but it's not good pronouncing when advertising on radio or tv.


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