Hi guys, I'm almost as new as can be to this site, my interests at the moment are picking domains, buying domains, parking domains and becoming an affiliate. I have done some reading on these subjects but there are certain things that remain obscure to me. I list here a number of questions which I'd be grateful for you to advice and comment on.
1- so I understand picking a good domain is about checking for its availability, and making sure they contain popular words and that it should be relevant to the product/topic that you are trying to promote. I've been playing around with the google adwords keyword tool getting an idea of the number of people that search for particular words or sequence of terms. I also understand that a lot of people guess at urls and so picking domains that you predict people will guess can get traffic to your site. But how can I do a similar search to see how many people guess at a particular url? or even how many people search for that url in a search engine? for instance if I'm thinking about buying the domain: word1word2word3.com , how can i find out if loads of people type this straight in the address bar or the search window? The reason I ask this is that I have found some fairly popularly searched terms and the domains are not taken. Most of these are multiple word search terms and clearly the domain is those same words with no spaces. So I want to know the value of having a highly searched sequence of words in a domain compared to paying for advertising those same words as your keywords with the search engine.
2-I gather SEO is key in getting your website close to the top of the search engine results based on your keywords, but going back to the above example, if I own the domain word1word2word3.com and somebody googles 'word1 word2 word3' , without SEO and in a fairly competitive market, is my page likely to be way at the bottom even though my domain contains the exact same terms and in the exact same order?
I'm sure more key questions will come up in my mind but getting these 2 answered will help a lot.