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co.uk vs .com?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MakeLemonade, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. MakeLemonade

    MakeLemonade Junior Member

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    I'm not British but I was thinking about trying .co.uk instead of .com for an online only niche. Can't get the EMD (exact match domain) here, but can get it in co.uk.

    Anyone have EXPERIENCE with this? Opinions without experience are just brain farts.
     
  2. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    You might find it a pain in the arse ranking in Google.com (anything other than google.co.uk) but only by a few places!

    I have clients who are #1 in Google.co.uk but #8 in Google.com and I find thats because of the .co.uk domain
     
  3. necromancer

    necromancer Registered Member

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    if you are uing it for a niche site it would work if you cant get the .com i always get.coms
     
  4. SEOWhizz

    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    The preference is you want rank globally is
    1. .com
    2. .net or .org

    .co.uk is good if you want to rank in the go0gle.co.uk, and can work globally, depending on the competition.
     
  5. Ricky Roma

    Ricky Roma Regular Member

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    Ye co.uk is excellent for ranking in google.co.uk. Check number of local searches (for UK) for that word in gkwt and see if there is enough, otherwise get net, org or info.
     
  6. socialjest404

    socialjest404 Newbie

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    Since you're getting a .co.uk anyway, why not rank that locally in the UK
     
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    sameer5762 Elite Member

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    Go for .com domain rather than co.uk
     
  8. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    It will be very hard to get global visitors and better serp in google.com if you use co.uk. As it is country specific domain extension. Therefore only .com is the best if you want global visitors.
     
  9. SEOWhizz

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    That's complete nonsense. TLD is irrelevant for traffic.
     
  10. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    Did you read your reply carefully?

    The first question raise why everyone want high rank in google dot com. They want visitors/traffic therefore they want good rank in Google dot com. And you also giving preference to top TLD means it does matter for traffic.
     
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