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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrapak View Post
    The hyphenated gets the same exact bonus as the non-hyphenated.
    I don't believe that is true, based upon both what I have read and upon recent tests I have made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    I don't believe that is true, based upon both what I have read and upon recent tests I have made.

    WWII proved differently.
    I did a search for weißwurst on google.de and plenty of hyphenated domains. Most likely the hyphenated domains are eaisier to read and higher a higher CTR. Also, the Germans are more thorough. So, they would search beyond the 1st search page.

    hamburger-weisswurst.de
    gaststätte-grossmarkthalle.de
    spice-world.de
    kochen-fuer-doofe.de

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    I suspect that the lack of hyphenated domain names is more about preferences of the buyers of domain names than anything else.
    Internet marketers prefer the Exact Match Domains with .com,.net and .org extenstions. You have do ask yourself, who is right? The IMs or the Germans. The EMD bonus is just that much less you need to do on linkbuilding. Not that you can't rank on a hyphenated domain. But it will take more time and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Interesting on how the Germans are buying up the hyphenated domains. I hypothesized that their thinking is that it's better to be on a hyphenated .com and the domains are easier to read for non-English speakers in the EU.
    Interesting theory. I see a lot of hyphenated domains around Europe. Mostly used by small businesses on billboards, magazines and other offline media.

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