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Which is the better keyword?

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  1. lightfire India

    lightfire New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Need you opinion on which is the better domain word.

    Outdoor
    or
    Outdoors
     
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  3. pberry4032 United Kingdom

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    I would say I depends on what other word(s) it's used with.
     
  4. lightfire India

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    consider them single keywords and not a two word combination
     
  5. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Outdoors in my opinion if we are talking the likes of outdoors.com over outdoor.com

    If it was a two word combination then again it would depend on whether the outdoor/s came at the start of the domain term or end, and indeed the second word being used. Eg OutdoorActivities.com or activitiesOutdoors.com
     
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  6. lightfire India

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    You're right, when you have a two word keyword is it easier to differentiate the two.
    Outdoor is an adjective that usually precedes a noun, for example OutdoorGear, OutdoorGames etc
    Outdoors on the other hand is a noun that follows an adjective or a verb, ex, WildOutdoors, GoOutdoors etc

    But as single keywords, I wanted to know which one has more versatility for development.
    Would for example Outdoors.com be better suited than Outdoor.com say for a product website (outdoor clothing etc) or a travel marketplace?
     
  7. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    My personal preference would be the plural version in most cases.
     
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  8. lightfire India

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    in the case of a product website offering outdoor gear/clothing would you prefer the plural?
     
  9. Adam H

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  10. martin-s United Kingdom

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    Outdoor is probably the better brand in my eyes
     
  11. domsaleuk

    domsaleuk Active Member Exclusive Member

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    In my opinion from a branding perspective I think there is little difference and it would all be about how you applied the branding / marketing strategy.

    From a development perspective - my immediate thought is that Outdoor is likely to be better but would need to research it further to say for sure.
     
  12. bonusmedia United Kingdom

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    Outdoors works much better as a brand IMHO

    Though if you're going for long tail organic traffic, I would imagine outdoor is going to have much more volume, as part of a phrase
     
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