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Domain name impact on SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by small_town_boy, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. small_town_boy

    small_town_boy Power Member

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    Has domain name any impact on site organic SEO?

    For example, if I use a domain name .us will it be better ranked in United States? What if I use .su or .eu ?
     
  2. kurkapan

    kurkapan Regular Member

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    definitely it has impact :) every .country domain has a great rating for that country's serps except for USA ... .com is best . those .us didn't have a very good realization over the years... at least thats my opinion
     
  3. raygun3001

    raygun3001 Regular Member

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    Agreed - domain name is very significant. If your key words are "plastic chairs" Then choose plasticchairs.com , plastic-chairs.com plastic-chairs-shop.cometc. Also county specific is also a help. I.E. if in UK, .co.uk is helpful but even more helpful is hosting in that country and building back links from that country.
     
  4. penaakul

    penaakul Regular Member

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    country specific domain names will always rank better in their local country.
    as for exact name, no for me. but, you'll get a little boost at the start which
    means you can rank new sites in a short time. but, as time goes on,
    i have not noticed any differences.

    my free blogspot blog outranks my exact domain name.
    i guess, 'fat content' plays in term of trust rank.
    google doesn't discriminate what platform you use but rather how
    trusted your site is. that's in my life dictionary regarding seo right now.
     
  5. paros

    paros Newbie

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    yes, .us domain will do help to rank better in USA