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Has anyone have any experiences with city specific TLDs?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Paulie W, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Paulie W

    Paulie W Regular Member

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    In Europe, there are more and more city specific TLDs released, like yourdomain.amsterdam

    Does anyone have made some experiences, how well they rank? Since they are pretty new, there should be a ton of EMDs available which still rank very good, especially in non-English countries. But what makes me curious is that I havenĀ“t seen on of them ever in the top 10, so it might be these kind of TLDs who dont rank that well (like .info, .eu etc.)
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've never used them, but I would assume that they rank well locally like country-code top-level domains, but not globally like dot com or dot net domains.

    Example
    As an example, pretend you have a website with the country-code domain dot CA (Canada, not California). This dot CA domain would compete extremely well against other domains (even dot coms) in the SERPs when a user from Canada searches for a term. However, if a user outside of Canada searches for the same term that prompted the dot CA domain to appear, they would not see the dot CA as they are not in Canada.

    Comparison to City-Specific Domains
    In the case of city-specific domains, you can assume that the same rules apply, albeit to a much smaller audience.
     
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