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How Do .xyz Domains Fare For SEO?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Kieranight, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Kieranight

    Kieranight Junior Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I have a few .xyz domains because of an excellent share by jaan24 which showed how to get .xyz domains free for a year and free hosting for a year (It's on one of the latest pages on BTB's facebook group thread if you want to see it). So far I have just got traffic from facebook, using BTB's method, but I wanted to start in a new niche in which I would definitely need some traffic via search engines. I'm by no means a master at SEO, but I know a bit. I was wondering if you guys knew if .com domains were favoured over .xyz on search engines or if .xyz only show to a certain audience (like .co.uk only shows to the UK)? Thank you for any advice you can give regarding this. Also, may I please ask what plugin (if any) do you use on wordpress for SEO? I have tried Yoast's SEO plugin and also an "all in one SEO" plugin, but I'm not sure which works best.
    Thank you very much :)
    ~Kieran
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've seen a few ranking well, but unless you have lots of marketing cash a .com will attract more natural links than a xyz.

    For instance, older folks will say "just visit ABC.com" when they mean ABC.xyz
     
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  3. Kieranight

    Kieranight Junior Member

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    Ah, thank you very much. I had imagined that this would be the case, as .xyz's are quite uncommon for popular pages, but I wasn't sure if it affected the google ranking as well.
     
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  4. TurkishDelight

    TurkishDelight Regular Member

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    Google seems to be OK with other LTDs but of course .coms look better.
     
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    jb2302 Regular Member

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    you can get fitst doamin very cheap,, atmost one dollar, and for hosting i am using namecheap, i pay them ten dollars, on BHW their are some guys who are even giving hosting free for one year, and black friday is close too... choice is yours
     
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    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    .com provides the benefit it provides which is basically that people are used to it. In 20 years nobody will care what the TLD of a domain is. Start saving your money now on cheap TLDs as for the most part G doesn't really care too much about any of it.