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Username: Gregory W. Krajewski
Date/Time: Sun, October 14, 2001 at 10:51 PM GMT
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Subject: A hypenated domain can get you higher Google ranking..

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    Google [from what I've been told--don't quote me on it] will recognize the *first* word in a domain (if there is more than one), and give it a ranking...So with BaseballScores.com, google will *recognize* the word "baseball"...With a hypenated domain, Such as Baseball-Scores.com, it will recognize "baseball" & "scores" separately giving it a higher ranking.....If you do a WHOIS under some of the prime "key words" dot com domains, you will notice a lot of them have been reg'd...same thing with dot info...Of course the question is how long will this last??  Search engines can change on a dime....I prefer good meta-tags myself..

Note: This is not gospel, so use your best judgement...it's just what i've been told..

thanks for asking

Gregory
 


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