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EMD: .us VS .net

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by peterhofmann, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. peterhofmann

    peterhofmann Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have two domain, both are EMDs of same keyword (for US market), I want to know which is better?

    I know .com is much better than .us, but for .net, which is better?

    Looking forward to your replies.
     
  2. xPWN1t

    xPWN1t Regular Member

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    Google has said that the TLD you use doesn't really matter for rankings. They even made it clear .edu domains had no advantage over any other domains. I would go for .net just because it might seem a little more usual to visitors, but it is up to you.
     
  3. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Peterhotmann,

    xPWN1t has it right. As far as search engines are concerned, it does not matter which TLD you use. As far as people are concerned though, that is debatable. .coms (and I would guess .orgs, .edus and .govs) are more trusted by users because of their commonality as well as the trust they evoke. For example people trust educational institutions and (believe it or not) government websites.

    I would go with whatever domain is perceived to be more trustworthy by users.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  4. MosesW

    MosesW Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In terms of SEO, they are not favorable to each other.
    Choose .net if your business is related to network type business, choose .us, if you target specifically USA