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.COM domain versus a .NET domain name

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by neuroplastic, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. neuroplastic

    neuroplastic Junior Member

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    Is having a "---------".com name much better than having a "---------".net name for your authority site?

    I found a website name that I LOVE but the .com is for sale for $5,800 and the .net is $11 bucks. lol!

    Does this affect ranking as far as SEO is concerned as well? Also, I could use the name I love and add HQ to the end of it (head-quarters) and get the .com. I.E. """"----------HQ.com.""" Good?

    Thanks guys and gals.
     
  2. SerpEvil

    SerpEvil Supreme Member

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    .com is the king

    you should be fine with .net too
     
  3. SnakePliskin

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    .com over net normally. But when ,com is $5800, I'd go with the .net SEO wise, it's not going to make much of a difference.
     
  4. TheUnborn

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    .com is the best,been using it for all my domains and i always rank faster with it
     
  5. change

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    go for .net option :)
     
  6. bartosimpsonio

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    As far as SEO goes .net is the same as .com.

    But as far as trust goes, people seem to trust .com more so they think the .net version si a fake or something...it's a matter of human trust, not technically better/worse as far as SEO goes, but the human signals tend to benefit the .com
     
  7. dheer787

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    In general.. I use to type site name and then click ctrl+enter..

    So by default it goes to .com.. Hence if your website is having .net and any other is having the same name with .com then your traffic will go there..
     
  8. Nut-Nights

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    problogger is also .net and its one of the big blog and ranking for thousands of keywords, so its doesn't matter whether you get .com , .net ,.org
     
  9. hadoken

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    Most people go for .com simply out of preference
    If there is a large cost for it and the .net is only $11, go for the .net
     
  10. albertofd

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    .com is better, but if you cant spend the money...the .net is good option
     
  11. Roshaen

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    Doesn't Reallt Matter if you don't get .com .net is the best option.
     
  12. Tactician

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    If the .com is for sale (I'm assuming through auction or just being held for extortionate price) it hasn't been built on for quite some time and most likely won't in the near future hence going for the .net is great idea.
     
  13. YellowBoi

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    so your're implying that having a .com gives you some sort of advantage over the other tlds in the serps?
     
  14. ComputerEngineer

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    i can say that google slightly favors .org
     
  15. BlackHatHustla

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    There is no difference for google if you are using com, net or org. Even if there is some difference, there are a ton of other factors that come first. Go with the .net domain and make sure to metion it everywhere with the .net extension and use the .net in your logo as well so the people get used to it and memorize your brand as *yourband*.net.
     
  16. ipodtouchhackerisher

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    Personally all i buy is .com
     
  17. The SEO

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    .com is much better and authority extension, but there is huge difference between 5800$ & 11$, so I suggest you to go with .net and spend reamining $$$ on unique content and quality backlinking.
     
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    .Com is the best .
     
  19. njar007

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    I would take second option rather than use .net
    Go for ----HQ.com
     
  20. TehEpidemick

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    i wonder how much they matter in seo?