1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Domains different to .com

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SeoPeo, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. SeoPeo

    SeoPeo Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    13
    Hello,

    I have a client with a website using an .ae domain. When he searches his domain name on Google the site is nowhere on the ranks, however, if he searches "domainname ae" it is the first result.

    All the sub-pages are already well crawled.

    He also owns domainname.com which is redirected to domainname.ae. However, while searching for "domainname.com" on Google there are no results.

    There are no back links yet to the domain, so I believe that if I use directory submission and social bookmarking services the site will rank well, however...

    Is there anything that I am missing here or I should be aware of with ranking domains different to .com?

    Any advise will be much appreciated guys ;)
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    1,061
    Gender:
    Male
    SeoPeo,

    Although many things are the same (in terms of trying to rank a website) as far as TLD's are concerned, there are some implications when using country specific TLD's. If you are running your queries from the United States, then the .ae TLD is probably not going to show up for users since that is a TLD for the United Arab Emirates. If your client is targeting people in the U.S., they may want to consider ranking the .com here and the .ae in its specific region. You will also be excluded from geotargeting in the U.S. with the country specific TLD.

    Here is a good writeup on the topic,

    http://www.webseoanalytics.com/blog/geotargeting-websites-with-country-code-tlds/

    Best,

    Shawn
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. SeoPeo

    SeoPeo Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    13
    You are a genius! Thanks :D