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Does having a .com or .org help in ranking your site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zxch, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. zxch

    zxch Newbie

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    Does having a .com/org/net help in your rankings opposed to using a .us/gg?
     
  2. lauraalles

    lauraalles Regular Member

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    Com and org are similar
     
  3. roki4ka

    roki4ka Senior Member

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    no
     
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    Probably not.

    From what I have heard/read from others, .[countrycode] TLDs (.us, .de, etc.) may be helpful when making a geo-targeted website (e.g., you only care about traffic in one particular country). My companies/sites are all global / unaffected by region, so haven't tested that personally.

    At best the impact of the TLD would be negligible. Pick whatever TLD you actually want not what might-potentially-in-theory-possibly give you a negligible boost. A TLD's impact on usability/branding is way more important than the impact on SEO.
     
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    Thanks for the help!!
     
  7. JV1999

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    Google said officially that all TLDs will be treated equally.

    But that's not how websites treat them. For example, .info sites are usually spam, so websites automatically block them or mistrust them.
     
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    there's no specific benefit of TLD, unless its local targeted.

    Geo TLD works better for local keywords.

    while other factors constant then, for "payday loan" keyword.
    Paydayloan.in will rank better than paydayloan.com in india.

    while other factors constant then, for "payday loan" keyword.
    payday.loan will rank better than payday.com, worldwide.