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.com vs .net and .org

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by loginname, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    Hey

    This post is about using keywords in domain name. Lets say I find a keyphrase which is available as a .com domain. But the downside of that domain is that very few searches for that keyphrase, only 2000.

    Compare that do a domain containing keyphrases which are searched 450000 times, but is not availalbe as .com, only .org or .net...

    Which one would you take?
     
  2. aliskorn

    aliskorn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you have to ask this question, you might want to follow your first case scenario.

    Depends on the competition, obviously. If you can rank it no 2 , it would totally be worth it.
     
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  3. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Newbie

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    I wouldn't base that decision on the domain at all. I would base it on competition of the keyword.

    Also is the keyword that gets search 2,000 a month a good one? Can it be monetized easily? Is it in a well paying niche?

    All those are huge factors to look at also. Theres a huge difference between a payday loan keyword and a myspace keyword for example in the terms of value.
     
  4. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    I suppose it's not that well paying niche, with that I mean that nobody search for that keyphrase in order to buy something. It is not like "Car-For-Sale.com" where users goes to for selling cars. The domain I think of is a place where people goes to and find cool stuff, funny stories... With adsense around on the site....

    But I could also use my other keyphrase in the domain. It's searched 450000 times each month. The google raw result is 62700000.
    but 173000 pages are directly competing. (with that I mean I did a allinanchor:keyphrase search and got 173000). But it can only be .net or .org domain...

    what you suggest?
     
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    bijikpalir Regular Member

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    just take any of it because I experience good rank with both type.. if you can afford both domain then it better.
     
  6. salman321

    salman321 Junior Member

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    i would go for .org if I am confident I can rank it and if it is a commercial keyword.
     
  7. HattyGirl

    HattyGirl Newbie

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    As most normal .coms are booked go with what you want, even an .info is fine. If you insist on onpage SEO with keyword inurl then look for something with hyphons, Google does not see them.
     
  8. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    What do you mean, commercial keyword? Like, Adidas basket shoes?
    Does something like "Download Popular Books" would work well with a .org domain?
     
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    godofhell000 Junior Member

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    Every day the difference between these become less in terms of google's serps. That's not what their robots evaluate.
     
  10. lotus

    lotus Junior Member

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    It's very rare not to find a .net or .org in first page of results these days. It doesn't matter, what matters is how strong that first page of comp results is for both keyphrases. 175K is a little on the high side unless you are planning a heavy linking attack. Do the first page of comp sites have pr higher than 4 and more than 10k links? If so find easier way.

    When you looked at your keyphrase results did you do exact match? You might find very different results.
     
  11. bluet

    bluet Junior Member

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    I would prefer the one with a higher searches. But then again, it depends on your SEO work. If you cant pull the rank high enough, any domain extension wont help.
     
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    .com for sure
     
  13. goldstrike4u

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    With my own testing I have to disagree on both points here. When I've created batches of very similar sites I've found that the all things being equal the .info's are harder to rank. Also, I've found that keyword rich domain names with hyphens aren't as powerful as those without hyphens - just my personal experience mind you.