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are .com, .net and .org really the only effective domains for SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ExCluSiveG, May 12, 2010.

  1. ExCluSiveG

    ExCluSiveG Junior Member

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    Hello,

    Since I entered a very competative market, I'm having problems registering the domains I need for my SEO efforts. Specifically the .com, .net and .orgs which seem to be the most effective ones.

    Now, there are some left. But then I'm talking about extensions such as .us, .cm, .org.uk etc.

    So what I'm wondering is if these domains are effective at all to rank in the search engines. And if yes, which would be most effective after the big 3?

    I hope anyone here can help me out with this question.

    Thanks anyway...
     
  2. netfish

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    Not necessarily the case everytime. There are a lot of opinions on the matter, but in the end what matters is your niche, SEO/backlinks, content and speed.

    This article is somewhat opinionated, but gives you a logical plan to follow if you are clueless on what to go with:

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    http://www.balkhis.com/seo/which-tld-is-the-best-for-seo/
    This SEOmoz articles goes in more depth about it:

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    http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/the-tld-debate-revisited
    In it, they mentioned that there are:

    From a new domain registrar viewpoint, this article might be appealing:

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    http://www.thedomains.com/2010/05/09/the-top-1000-baby-names-for-2009-just-published-every-com-is-taken/
    You will get a clearer idea of domains to attempt to purchase or compete with using less used TLDs as you progress in your IM/SEO career.

    In the end, it's more about research and skill, and typically not about assumption or feel.
     
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  3. justin0

    justin0 Newbie

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    You know, I may be quite new at this, but I own a couple .info domains, and in fact I have one in an EXTREMELY competetive niche which actually shows up first page in g00gle. Not to mention this site is just running WP-Robot and I haven't even touched it myself in about 2 weeks, however I am always promoting and creating backlinks. So, to answer your question, I think that it doesn't matter all that much so long as you put some effort in to creating a site and giving it some content for g00gle to index. As far as country TLDs though, these will probably be looked at by g00gle as applying to that region and may cause you to appear in different places on g00gle depending on where the searcher is geographically located.
     
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  4. ExCluSiveG

    ExCluSiveG Junior Member

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    Thank you both for your answers.

    I actually have been doing marketing for quit some time now. I am active in 2 markets. But both are relatively easy markets. Also from an SEO point of view.

    My SEO knowledge doesn't go much further then buying exact phrase domains... and then throwing a bit of content on it. And obviously pointing links back at them.

    In my markets it has proved to be very succesful. But this one is a bit more crowded.

    Anyway... thanks for both your answers! I really appreciate it a lot! And I will simply buy a few domains and test it out against eachother. I will also report back with my results. :)
     
  5. franky123

    franky123 Newbie

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    I want to suggest you that .us and .uk will be most effective after the popular three .com, .net and .org. Even domain extension helps little and other seo activities have to perform for better result.