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    Which is better

    Hey guys,

    I am having a hard time understanding something.

    Which is better for SEO and SERP,

    creating a domain lets say that targets 5 different keywords, but has no keyword match in the domain

    or

    creating 5 different domains that target one keyword only but have exact matches?

    Domains would be either, .com .org .net .us or .biz

    So extension is not really an issue.

    Thanks in advance!!

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    5 different domains that target one keyword only and have exact matches will be better for search rankings.

    But you may be spreading yourself thin setting up 5 sites to target 5 keywords.

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    It depends on the search volume each KWs get..the downside for "one site for one KW" will be what if the search volume of that KW dies after few weeks/months??

    You should make a research on the KW at GInsight or GTrends for its search volume trends..but if its getting steady traffic for a long time then u can go ahead with it..

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    the keyword should always be related to the domain itself, creating 5 domains with 5 different keywords will just consume your time and money so it still isn't worth doing, I suggest that you work on one website and use different anchor text to optimize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janicejan View Post
    the keyword should always be related to the domain itself
    This is not "always" true. There are tons of highly ranked web pages where the domain has nothing to do with the content on the page. Among them are domains containing obscure brand names that are not in the English language. (I assume that most of us here are targeting English-speaking traffic.)

    Which is better for SEO and SERP,

    creating a domain lets say that targets 5 different keywords, but has no keyword match in the domain

    or

    creating 5 different domains that target one keyword only but have exact matches?
    Sometimes exact-match-keyword domains rank, and sometimes they don't. It depends a lot on the competitiveness of the keywords, the age of the domain, the quantity and quality of backlinks, on-page factors, and much more that no one, apart from the SEs, has any idea about.

    Personally, I would choose one domain and create a page for each keyword. One domain is easier to manage than five, but what you do should, in my opinion, depend on your goal(s). If your goal is to create an authority site, then going with one domain is the obvious choice. If your goal is to "become your own competitor" by dominating the first page of Google SERPs with several sites that target the same keyword, which is also used in each domain, then I'd take care to use different registrars, different web hosts and/or different, non-sequential Class C IPs and private nameservers, different WHOIS data, different registration dates, different "go live" dates (i.e., don't submit your sites to Google on the same day), different backlink profiles, and different anything-else-you-can-think-of. If Google determines that all of your closely related (perhaps differing by only the TLD) domains are owned by the same person or entity, they will likely penalize one or more of the sites.

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    Keywords strength

    It also depends on how tough it would be to rank for those keywords or some long tail version of them. If its somethig easy having them on one site would be possible.

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    We all agree that 5 different domains are better....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    5 different domains that target one keyword only and have exact matches will be better for search rankings.

    But you may be spreading yourself thin setting up 5 sites to target 5 keywords.

    Rightly said for sure.

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