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Does domain extension matter for seo?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fantas, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. fantas

    fantas Newbie

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    Hi
    When I build site for example for German market is it better to have extension .de or it doesnt matter and .com, net will work in the same way?
     
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    If your content is in German a .de would be fine, especially if aimed mainly at the German market.
    I'd suggest if you're doing mainly English content with some German in there too, go for a .com
     
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    If you have a german website then definitely better is create PBN with .DE domain (.AT or .CH also can be)
     
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    Top level TLD domains are more appreciable by the Google. Maybe you mentioned TLDs are less SEO optimized than high-level TLDs.
     
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    Country targeted outrank .com for local market or other domains believe it or not. I have tested myself.
     
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    If you want to rank locally, you can opt for .de and get backlinks from German sites. You can also diversify by adding links from .net, .com, .org
     
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    Always go with top level TLD.
     
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    use .de ........... .com is ok as well but go for the coutry domain
     
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    Yes, country specific domain matters a lot in SEO.

    In addition to above suggestions, when you do Google search in your mobile, your mobile uses Country specific Google Search Engine "By default". For example: If you are in German, your mobile will use "https://www.google.de", if you are in UK -> "https://www.google.co.uk", if you are in USA -> "https://www.google.com", if you are in India -> "https://www.google.co.in" and your country specific website will get preference as Google wants to offer better search experience to its users.

    Hope, that makes sense?

    Cheers,
    Steve