Are domains .blog .shop and so on any good?

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  1. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hello,

    My question is very simple do domains .blog, .shop, .cloud, .store and so on rank as well as .net, .com and .org domains?

    thanks!
     
  2. Mani Sheikh

    Mani Sheikh Newbie

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    Well yeah these domains also rank as well as .com .net..etc
    Recently I ranked my .fun & .blog domain.

    But the majority of people has a curiosity to visit the same name with .com TDL.

    For example, if you have example.shop then 50% of users will open the same domain name with .com like example.com

    BTW good luck buddy :)
     
  3. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hey mani,

    thanks for the fast reply but, for example do this domains work as good as .com on EMDs?
     
  4. Snoop Dawg

    Snoop Dawg BANNED BANNED

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    I've seen a few of these TLD alternatives ranking lately. They seem like they work :)
     
  5. Local SEO

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    bestenglish.book rank as good as bestenglishbook.com
     
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    They are just like other domains but people lack for such domains.
     
  7. Soucha

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    Something I've noticed with my .blog is that it appears the .blog TLD might help it rank for terms that have 'blog' included in them.
    I'm not entirely sure about it, but I've had this website a year now and it definitely appears that way thus far.
     
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    Domain extensions don't really matter
     
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    Should you go with a .com, .info, .org or dot-something else? Except in very rare instances, it’s almost always best to go with a .com domain name. Sure, you might need to do a .gov or a .edu, but for the vast majority of businesses a .com in your URL is best—for the reasons you may not be aware of.

    Domain names have a long history in search engine optimization (SEO) strategies. It hasn’t always been for the “best” reasons and over time Google has adjusted for spammy SEO domain efforts. Today, the top-level domain (TLD) can still play a part of an overall search engine optimization (SEO) strategy and helps move websites up in the rankings.

    You should be aware that SEO encompasses many things including high quality content, organically placed keywords, link building, the speed of the website, and a host of other things. However, a .com—instead of other options—is also great SEO fodder. It helps with “brandability” because let’s face it: a .com looks more authoritative, is more common, and is more popular than any other option. It is memorable – our minds are wired to think “dot com”!

    Building Your Brand

    Your website is the pillar from which you build your brand, and it starts with the URL. When users find you online, it’s the URL they remember, and it’s what they share with their friends on social media. It’s a rookie mistake to think that only links and keywords matter with SEO—the truth is that Google has an affinity for brands. This is evident in our Rankings Factors Study where we highlight the brand effect.

    “The analysis shows that brands rank better, with the number of domains steadily decreasing from positions 2 to 10, with only position 1 showing different results.” Essentially this highlights that brands can control high position even more so when the keywords are generic. Brands and branding can vary between niche and global presence. Your domain plays a part in the brandability of your business.

    Best Of luck buddy !
     
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  10. Knight Zombie

    Knight Zombie Junior Member

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    New TLDs are not as Good as conventional TLDs(.com etc). They still perform better and get a trust from General Audience.
     
  11. don chino

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    I haven't had good experience with alternative TLDs. I always stick to .com .net .org
     
  12. Alen Huskanović

    Alen Huskanović Newbie

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    .co domains rank pretty well. I am having a few of them and didn't have any problems, users consider them as an authority... of course in my example it was brandname.co so it's performing well, maybe it would be different if I had some keyword.co...