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EDM but .us ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Heineken, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Heineken

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    Got couple of qestions, since there is a quite little bit big competition, i would working on a seo, with EMD that get good amount of visitors monthly around 50k. just the thing is free domain is only .us
    So i don't know should i pick it up, and give it a try ? I dont know how good is .us comparing to .com when doing a seo on it ? Would like to hear some suggestions, thanks.

    Also one more question since all other domains are taken except that .us
    would it be smart to go for domain-a.com witch is EMD just it has - ?
     
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    .us can rank (as TLD is irrelevant for ranking, except locally), but .com is preferable as it's more widely known.

    What kind of site you building, brand, affiliate or something else?
     
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    .com, .net, .org, no dashes. Nothing else is an EMD and no bonus in Google for having exact match with anything other than .com, .net or .org with no dashes.

    That is an educated guess from my own experience as well as from reading people I suspect know what they are talking about.
     
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    What about .co?
     
  5. Heineken

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    So there wont be any "bonuses'' if i use emd .us domain on google ?

    i think when some one searching for a (funny videos) example
    and my domains is funny-videos.com google will mark it as funny videos also. isn't it ?

    @SEOWhizz i will try to rank for a one keyword witch has around 45k Global Monthly Searches with Competition low 0 . Just all the domains are taken with EMD except .us
     
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    There is no bonus for .co. .co of course is columbia ... and though Google has come out and said it will consider it an international domain ... it still sucks bad and there's no EMD bonus on it. I own a couple EMD .co and .com.co domains and for the traffic they get, I would have been better buying a random nonsensical .info domain.

    There's no EMD bonus for .us. There's no difference trying to rank an exact match .us or some quirky brand name you're trying to promote.

    Google knows you have the word funny and the word videos in funny-videos.com. But in my opinion, you're not getting an extra bonus in SERPs for an exact match in ranking for the exact phrase "funny videos", with or without quotes.
     
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  7. Heineken

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    But what about a keyword and domain of that keyword .us and doing seo with that keyword and promoting it like that, would it be better that way or picking a .com domain with dash an example something-someting.com ?
     
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    you can rank with blogger if you do it right, what's the point of EMD "bonus" if you screw other things? it's not like EMD is a major ranking factor. it's one of many. if your site suck there's no .com .net .org or any extension that can help you
     
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    Hi it is not EDM but EMD.. you wrote EDM in your title.
     
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    To each his own but I would suggest going on a .com as it's more widely known and appear to be more credible than a .us
     
  11. Heineken

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    Alright i think i will give it a test like some-one.com just that - seprate edm on .com
     
  12. anil190185

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    You should look out for exact searches in USA if you are getting an EMD.us and not global searches. If it is 10K+ go for it.