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Do .nets rank well?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pxoxrxn, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Hey everyone, I found an exact match .net with 30k global searches. No other domain that's ranking has the keyword in it and the .com redirects. Is there a good chance that I could rank for this term?
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Or am I better off going with a .org?
     
  3. EliteIM

    EliteIM Junior Member

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    yes. .net is the better option after .com
     
  4. mike007

    mike007 Regular Member

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    Always go for .net if .com is gone. If both .com and .net are gone, then only go for .org
     
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  5. Surgeon

    Surgeon Registered Member

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    if the .com is not optimized, the .net can rank almost as well as .com. I've had many .com domains that could not yet make it to the first place and some .net thank ranked very easily. If you use proper inpage optimization, with unique content and adequate linkwheels and diverse backward links, in a low competition niche you can rank easy :)
     
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    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

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    If .com is taken, I prefer .org. I've had better results with .org than with .net
     
  7. keptman

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    same here, .org has "trust" with most consumers
     
  8. leena

    leena Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    .com - first preference
    .net- second
    .org- third
     
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    anuj291 Elite Member

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    if you dont get .com -- then everything else is the same...

    dont listen to all the above posts !!
     
  10. Surgeon

    Surgeon Registered Member

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    How do you get better results? With .com with one extra character (an extranumber: thedomainyouwant2.com for instance) of a .net exact keyword?
    I get better results with a .net exact than a .com with extra character.
    Of course you cannot beat a pure .com. I remember the contest "blackhatworld rocks" and I think the top domain was blackhatworldrocks.com! So .com pure domains are more easy to rank for, but, of you cannot buy the .com and the existing .com does not have any inpage and outpage SEO, the .net will rank as well!
    I have beaten the "Sony" website for a hot product of theirs with a .net domain!
     
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    davie9x Regular Member

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    If .com is not avaible then I prefer more .org then .net but they're not much different
     
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    anishrip23 Regular Member

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    If .com is not available then you should go for .org
     
  13. silentthunder

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    .net isn't a first choice but its a case by case situation. 30K searches shows great potential for any website if you monetize it correctly. Research and testing are a must.
     
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    I agree whole heartedly. In the eyes of the search engines the extension has no real relevance. The only reason to go for a .com is because of type in traffic. If going for search results it makes no difference whatsoever.
     
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    tristangemus Regular Member

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    Obviously you want to stick with the big three (.com/.net/.org). Many people see .org as a third option but .org domains are seen as "organizations" and for no reason at all appear to be more trustworthy to consumers. So in my opinion, .org over .net.
     
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    If your website has relevant content and you're able to build great backlinks, then the domain extension will not have anything to do with your rankings. I have 100% confidence that you'll be fine with your .net :)
     
  17. ibmethatswhoib

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    I second this, just stay away from .co those are overpriced and harder to rank IMHO.

     
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    Go for . net. that's the 2nd best.
     
  19. MatthewWoodward

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    Domain extension has little no relevance in terms of ranking with the exception of when its a geographic based extension, e.g. co.uk wont rank so well in the USA.

    I have sites ranked with .me, .me.uk, .co, .pro., .gb.net, .org.uk and honestly can't tell the difference between ranking a .com or other extension.

    Although I have moved away from using EMD's now and tend to go for something that sounds right but still contains the emd.
     
  20. GobBluthJD

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    If it has good content, anything will rank well.