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Plural or Singular?

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by phoenixsuns, May 11, 2006

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  1. phoenixsuns

    phoenixsuns Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Dear All,
    I want to develop one site for law firms directory in my country. Which do you think is better LawFirms.xx or LawFirm.xx (xx is a ccTLD which I could not disclose at this moment)
    I am from asia, in my opinion, Asians usually like to use Singular more than Plural? But, my site will mainly focus foreigners from Europe and Americans in my country. I would like to hear your opinions. Which do you prefer the Plural one or Singular one in this case? Thanks a lot.
     
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  2. tmax

    tmax Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If your web site is about a single law firm it should be singular.
    If your web site is about more than one law firm it should be plural.

    I'm not a professional domainer.
    This is what I think as a web surfer.
     
  3. duskdawn

    duskdawn Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    In this case, register both and use the plural one in promoting. Redirect the other.
     
  4. Carlton

    Carlton Internet Real Estate VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    In the example you provide, both singular and plural are about equally matched. I tend to prefer the plural myself. But I agree with duskdawn about regging both if available.
     
  5. phoenixsuns

    phoenixsuns Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks a lot ,guys. I appreciate it very much.
    Your opinions are very important for us.
    It seems the plural one is better and I got the plural one and the singular one is owned by others.
    Thanks again my friends, your reply are so quick and so nice.

    one more questions please?

    any other equals to "law firm" just like "attorney" to "lawyer"??
     
  6. greggish

    greggish Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If most of the people that will be using the site are non-asian then the plural is much better. But, as you said, Asians have a strong tendncy to only say or type the singular. So if the target audience is going to have any sizable Asian component you'll want to have the singular. I guess, you should probably use both. Good luck.
     
  7. cache

    cache Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    lawfirms is better for asian or non-asian.
     
  8. greggish

    greggish Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don't think you are taking into account that the entire concept of a plural grammatical construct is missing from asian languages.

    "Law Office" returns 28 mil results on google and the sponsored ads are mostly law firms

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q="law+office"&btnG=Search
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2006
  9. two4one

    two4one Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    i recommend using of lawfirm from seo prospective
     
  10. peter phillips

    peter phillips Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Register both, promote the plural one and redirect the singular one to it. This way you won't loose any type-in traffic.
     
  11. carltonleon

    carltonleon Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Peter,

    As you can see the singular is already regged, according to phoenixsuns.
     
  12. floatingworld

    floatingworld dawnofthefloatingworld VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    in general, the singular is better for traffic and will more likely attract an end user who can use it for in this case a law firm. The plural is more confined to that of a portal and has less value, but this is tendency rather than a rule eg see the multitude of discussions re whether 'car' is better than 'cars'.
     
  13. sker

    sker Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It depends on your development strategy. ITs always good to have both because having one might create a phonological confiusion that might funnel away your marketing money.

    LawFirms would be a good idea for a forum or directory services for that particular field.

    LawFirm is the right word to market your personal legal services.

    V
     

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