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Which one is the best site address?

MrHiker.com
TheBackpackingGuy.com
TheCaliforniaHiker.com
TheBackpackingMan.com
TheCaliforniaBackpacker.com
TheCaliforniaHikingMan.com

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Joshuab

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Help me choose a web name domain
« on: December 23, 2011, 02:07:33 PM »
Hello Fellow 100Kers,

I am looking for naming/branding feedback from you all.  My niche is backpacking/hiking in California.  It may be a large niche but it covers the things I am interested in.
I plan (per Episode 44) to do product reviews, book reviews, how to's, and trail reviews.  I will use written, podcast and video.
Please vote and leave feedback.
Google Keyword tool:
hiking - 2,240,000
hiker - 201,000
backpacker - 450,000
backpacking - 823,000

PLEASE VOTE!

I appreciate the help,

Joshuab
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 03:21:46 PM by Joshuab »

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 02:18:13 PM »
One thing to consider, what happens when you want to add a female to your staff? :)

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 02:22:27 PM »
Moderno,
Good question.
I could always buy MrsHiker.com too.
I was thinking along the lines of TheBerkeyGuy, thegreenhouseguy, etc.  Brand myself as a expert people would look to.

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 02:33:52 PM »
 TheCaliforniaHiker.com 8)   Google says more people are searching for hiking than backpacking (about double).  
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 02:36:34 PM by toptec »
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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 02:47:30 PM »
Thecaliforniabackpacker

Backpacker gets 10x the searches that hiker does.

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 02:58:30 PM »
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Google says more people are searching for hiking than backpacking (about double). 

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Backpacker gets 10x the searches that hiker does.

 ??? ??? ??? ???  ;D

That's the difference between "backpacking" and "backpacker" :)
« Last Edit: March 27, 2012, 08:54:56 AM by benfitts »

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 03:18:17 PM »
David,

I think the difference is between hiking and hiker vs backpacking and backpacker.  Since Josh and toptec posted I started searching as well.
I think I'll add  TheCaliforniaHikingMan.com to the options.
Google Keyword tool:
hiking - 2,240,000
hiker - 201,000
backpacker - 450,000
backpacking - 823,000
You can all change your votes if you like.
Of all the above terms 'hiking' has the most searches.

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 03:34:41 PM »
You're looking at broad local. I was looking at exact global.

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011, 03:43:39 PM »
domains are cheap (as long as they are unregistered) buy a couple and direct them to the same site.
HikingCalifornia
CaliforniaBackpacker

is what I would use if available.
The shorter the better. in my opinion
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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 08:52:10 PM »
domains are cheap (as long as they are unregistered) buy a couple and direct them to the same site.
HikingCalifornia
CaliforniaBackpacker

is what I would use if available.
The shorter the better. in my opinion

I was about to post almost the exact same thing until I seen your post lol.

I vote for finding some way to have California (since this is a big part of your niche) and hiking and/or backpacking as well. You definately need California in there.

HikingCalifornia would be perfect in my opinion, if available.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 08:53:57 PM by doozie »

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2011, 10:47:05 PM »
Hikingcalifornia is taken but is for sale. I'm checking on the price.

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2011, 12:20:27 PM »
If i were to plan a trip I would search "where to go hiking in California" would probably be my first search attempt.

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Re: Help me choose a web name domain
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 09:58:42 PM »
I'm torn between backpacker or hiker being in your domain ... i think california needs to be in there for sure.

Anyway I guess the question you have to answer: Do you want an SEO boost for hiker or backpacker?
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