NameSilo

Brandable or SEO? - What Comes First In Your Domain Search?

Labeled as discuss in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion started by oskaaay, Nov 21, 2019.

Replies:
38
Views:
854

  1. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    Hi NPers,

    I observed a lot of domainer and domain sales popular platform place much value on brandable and how sweet the domain name is in English and other languages than the SEO factor.

    Saw some domain sold in the popular platform for $5,000 - $20,000 above which at my check has just Domain Authority DA1 and about 80% Spam score.

    But personally I seem to be much crazy about SEO feature of domains (maybe because am an SEO expert with over 7years+ experience and spend almost half of my day researching niches for clients and acquiring new knowledge on SEO).

    The SEO features domains make good returns faster and long-term too for the end-user and could get started ranking well from day one with quality contents.

    That had let me start my own disruptive expired domains website getdomaindata /com,
    which focuses mainly on expired domains for SEO benefits even at a crazy discounted price as I aim to build the brand trust for now over making profits.

    Just like to hear your view and other domainers here to know if I have other out there that also think outside the box when it comes to researching and picking domains to add to your portfolio.

    And if you are just end-user reading this, will appreciate your contribution too on which do you look for first in your domain search either for niche and business site.


    Brandable or SEO? - What Comes First In Your Domain Search?
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. lock

    lock PremiumNameDomain.com VIP

    Posts:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    3,094
    Not even a debate brands take a lot more work.
     
  3. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    thanks for the response but not getting you clearly...mean brandables takes a lot more work to find than SEO focused domain?
     
  4. lock

    lock PremiumNameDomain.com VIP

    Posts:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    3,094
    Finding means someone did a lot of work or spent money. You think reversing question will make brands easier to find than generic? Are you assuming any address with content and seo will rank over a site with less then your right. Ford could make more money with cars.com end of story.
     
  5. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    Ok. Thanks
     
  6. lock

    lock PremiumNameDomain.com VIP

    Posts:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    3,094
    Chances are your clicking on ads until you get to page 100.
     
  7. manpreet

    manpreet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    470
    Likes Received:
    380
    1. SEO
    2. Brandable
     
  8. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    thanks for sharing your view
     
  9. Chairul avif

    Chairul avif Established Member Epik.com Staff

    Posts:
    40
    Likes Received:
    46
    SEO it must be first thing. But some folks think name is everything, that why some brand-able domain name get higher price.
     
  10. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    wahoo it getting interesting to know more people also share my view out there. May be will include a count which represent a vote from every commentator here.

    RESULT (Updated after every comment to this thread)
    Brandable first = 1
    SEO First = 2
    Total Responses = 3
     
  11. RichieDomains

    RichieDomains Established Member

    Posts:
    383
    Likes Received:
    10
    Personally I consider if a domain is brandable and short first, I don't particularly think of SEO keywords because Google's algorithm favors brandable these days(they place more emphasis on content and referrals than keyword urls)
     
  12. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    You are right and saying SEO does not mean the domain must have keywords, it could be brandable but you check things like Domain Authority, Backlinks.....Am sure of good expired domain with seo feature when bought and used for crapy contents will sooner or later lose those seo features but if quality content placed on it. It makes ranking faster more realistic than a brandable without seo benefits.

    RESULT (Updated after every comment to this thread)
    A) Brandable first = 2
    B) SEO First = 2
    Total Responses = 4
    Winning = A & B
    Winner = ?
     
  13. RichieDomains

    RichieDomains Established Member

    Posts:
    383
    Likes Received:
    10

    Yes aged domains are sought after, its always handy to build a site on top of a domain with good history
     
  14. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    sure. one of the factors considered by search engines like Google is domain age and that is why even if your SEO is right with quality content..you still need to give it time.
    So, starting with an aged domain with high domain authority and backlinks have massive advantage to kick start seo of a website from day one.

    I did an experiment recently on the benefits of SEO feature in the expired domain. The result was ranking for about 25 keywords in 24hours of swapping the domain which I registered new about 11months earlier (same content struggling with the old domain pick a high position in SERP within 24hours). I documented it here pretpersonnelenligne.org/seo/seo-case-study/
     
  15. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Top Member VIP

    Posts:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    2,010
    The fact is Both types of domains really take a lot of work and it depends or where your niche and skills lay. I personally have only ever sold 'Brandable' type domains, (those that can be Trademarked within the intended class) ie, on-target but not too specific to be considered descriptive.

    Some people have the quality of good inventiveness whilst others are far better at analysis and factual data. I enjoy being creative but I don't think I could stay the pace on repetitive analysis. Those that tend to best in each field are usually playing to their strengths - and hence successful
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  16. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    Yeah, really like your view. I guess most domainer will likely hunt for domains based on their strength first.
    Really appreciate sharing your view.

    RESULT (Updated after every comment to this thread)
    A) Brandable first = 2.50
    B) SEO First = 2.50
    Total Responses = 5
    Winning = A & B
    Winner = ?
     
  17. Paltzar

    Paltzar Upgraded Member Blue Account

    Posts:
    217
    Likes Received:
    9
    uncle google doesn't look of domain he looks in content
     
  18. lock

    lock PremiumNameDomain.com VIP

    Posts:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    3,094
    Total myth extensive talks on subject at webmastersun and I have ranked gtld page 1 in a week.
    No seo value for aged names. I own several over 20 years old and have new sites doing better.
    Still old names are just generally better sounding as everything was available.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  19. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    Sure, quality content really matters and when placed on domain with already SEO features, it pushes the content visibility better and faster.

    RESULT (Updated after every comment to this thread)
    A) Brandable first = 2.50
    B) SEO First = 3.50
    Total Responses = 6
    Winning = B
    Winner = ?
     
  20. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    You are right, a domain that is old but the previous owners did not build quality backlinks and content to have built its SEO up like domain authority will likely still perform poorer than a younger domain with solid backlinks and domain authority.

    Domain age only becomes more useful when the age tallies with domain authority and other SEO feature...that's the sweetest spot
     
  21. Paltzar

    Paltzar Upgraded Member Blue Account

    Posts:
    217
    Likes Received:
    9
    seo still number one at all but in domaining i think seo doesn't matter so brandable is first
     
  22. RichieDomains

    RichieDomains Established Member

    Posts:
    383
    Likes Received:
    10
    Are you sure the ages ones you had have a clean history?
     
  23. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    okay noted

    RESULT (Updated after every comment to this thread)
    A) Brandable first = 3.50
    B) SEO First = 2.50
    Total Responses = 6
    Winning = A
    Winner = ?
     
  24. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com Gold Account

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    207
    that's another important factor to confirm because if it ages without clean SEO history...it not better than less aged expired domains
     
  25. lock

    lock PremiumNameDomain.com VIP

    Posts:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    3,094
    I registered myself in 98 Google does not give preference to aged domains. Some may fair better due to backlinks etc but it isn't the age itself.
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
NameWorth
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...