Can a domain name with dashes - - in between searchable or rank well on the google index? Is better to a domain name straight words characters? please explains.

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jamesprc Premium
Hi Noah! Whenever you make a decision for your website, don't look at it form a pure SEO decision. Remember that all SEO algorithms try to copy human behavior as much as possible, and as such the human element should be the core focus.

Regarding dashes in the domain name, that means it is generally better to avoid them. Most people don't remember a domain name with dashes, instead they remember the name WITHOUT dashes, and then they will end up on the wrong website (not yours).

With that said, there are plenty of highly successful websites that have dashes in the domain name, so if you are convinced that it is the best solution for YOUR audience, it can still work.

In short: Avoid dashes. Exceptions are still possible, however.

I hope this helps!
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houses-lands Premium
Hey James,
I've heeded on the problematic that may cause using dashes in domain by the community opinion on the dashes between domain; I bought the domain without dashes instead. Good advice.
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Noah
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jamesprc Premium
Perfect!
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi - It is recommended to find a domain without dashes if possible. When people search for topics, they are unlikely to include dashes or other symbols.

Good luck, Shannon
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houses-lands Premium
Shannon,
Have you bought a domain with dashes before and what's your experience on it?

Noah
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Jaz333 Premium
No I haven't. This recommendation comes from Kyle's training
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Jaz333 Premium
If your business name includes a dash you may wish to include it anyhow. It really is your decision; it's your business :)
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houses-lands Premium
Thank on domain recommendation!
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