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(Entry was posted by Terry Papaioannou on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, February 22, 2018).

What`s the latest word on exact match domains for SEO?

What`s the latest word on exact match domains for SEO? Are they still valuable or it`s not worth it at all getting one nowadays? This is intended for a low competition keyword of around 150 monthly searches and i was wondering if it`s better to get an exact match domain or maybe a partial match one would be a better choice for better rankings without risking getting penalized by Google?
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Alan Bleiweiss: Just one of countless signals. Not a trusted signal by itself since so much abuse happens with spam and Exact Match domain names.
  • Micah Fisher-Kirshner: Personally, I wouldn`t do it. Instead of that if you have a group of thematically related topics, then created an overall brand site and create urls (as a subject sub directory hub) that focus on those keywords phrases instead. Better long term plan imho.
  • Michael Martinez: Technically, they never had any special value in themselves. They were promoted using exact-match anchor text. You can still get an EMD to rank well if you create good content on it. I use them all the time but never used them because of any presumed special value (there never was any).

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, February 22, 2018).

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