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    Need help with Exact Match Domain.

    Ok so I am targetting few 4-5 word phrases. I have already started a flagship website and have written articles on it targeting those phrases...but the URL of those pages are like:
    domainname.com/word1-word2-word3-word4-word5/
    Now I looked for the EMD but its unavailable in com/net/org/info...but available in .us..I am targeting US ppl btw..

    shall I buy that?? can a non-us resident buy a .us domain??

    or shall I buy a domain name with an extra word to the phrase?? extra word will be something like the/learn/tips/my..

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    One more addition:
    I found out that one my competition for that KW phrase ranks #1 on google..te interesting thing is he has omitted the word 'a' from the KW phrase.. say the phrase is 'i want a dark chocolate' but his domain on #1 is iwantdarkchocolate.com...his domain has just 5 pages and 17 links from propeller,digg, wedelia and other bookmarking site...nothing else.. shall I get the net/org version and work harder for that??

    Regards again..
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    1) I haven't seen many .us domains performing well in Google.Com so far. If the .com, net & org aren't available anymore, I would personally add a small word to the phrase (if that is available).

    2) Yes, as a non-US resident you can buy .us domains (like through Dynadot). The terms say you can't though, but I did it and so far I haven't had any problems with the 4-5 .us domains I own.

    3) That's what I would do
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    You won't get an exact match bonus -- but I would consider the .info if available. The .us is a dog.

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    .info is unavailable...if .us is not so good then i am left with .biz finally..

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    EMD bonus works for .com , .net and .org only.

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    Consider branding. You won't get an Exact Match Bonus but the .me and .co are brandable. Though the jury is still out on whether the .me/.co tld's will take. At the least, you still have the keywords in the domain.

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    Managed to get an EMD .net for one of the phrase...apparently I overlooked its availability..will work on it first, and then move on to other phrases...this is my first time with EMD's

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