are .me as good as .com for seo?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by frenchboy, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. frenchboy

    frenchboy Power Member

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    are .me as good as .com for seo?
     
  2. DrzMedia

    DrzMedia Regular Member

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    I'd like to ask the same question also. Is it possible to rank first for a .me domain name? I have a really good .me domain name but it shows up on like the 20th page of google for that term.
     
  3. seomanifest

    seomanifest Regular Member

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    the .com extension does have some weight but it is by far not the only factor. IF it is a good name there is a lot you can still do with it, optimize on site and do the usual stuff: social bookmarking, PRs, link bait etc. If your domain is relevant and you have quality links you will rank
     
  4. BlackMelvyn

    BlackMelvyn Regular Member

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    I agree with seomanifest
    .me stands for montenegro, that's a very little country in central Europe so it is allready geolocated.
    In order to internationalize your traffic, get links from US/UK sites and it should go all well
     
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    seomanifest Regular Member

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    Thanks BlackMelvyn,

    I would also add that if you are targetting a specific region then it is very important to host in that region.

     
  6. kalatopi

    kalatopi Newbie

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    Any ccTLD will not rank as well as a .com or other gTLD for a global search because there is preference given to a ccTLD when you live in the same country.
     
  7. seorebel

    seorebel Junior Member

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    It also helps to make sure that your DNS and webserver is located in the country you target.
     
  8. whackhat

    whackhat Junior Member

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    No.


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