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International tld and international SERP

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ivictus, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. ivictus

    ivictus Regular Member

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    If I was targeting a keyword phrase in a non English speaking country would it help, hinder or have no effect if my tld was not .com, .net, or .org?

    For example lets say I want to rank #1 on G**gle.it for the phrase "widget rosso" and the common tlds were all registered and parked. What effect would using www.widgetrosso.it have?
     
  2. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    Actually in Europe and Asia, if I'm not mistaken, the country tld actually trumps the traditional tlds we use in N.America.
     
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    gregstereo Elite Member

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    Yep, in the EU and Asia, ccTLD's and/or IDN's can do better for SEO than the traditional com/net/org names. If you can get one, go for it and then treat it like you would any other name.
     
  4. ivictus

    ivictus Regular Member

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    What about is Latin America? I assume it would be the same right?
     
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  5. Shane1

    Shane1 Registered Member

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    It would have a positive impact, although you can still get good SERPs without the international domain.

    For Latin America, you're talking multiple countries. If you are targeting Mexico, the Mexican TLD would give you a benefit, but it would not provide you any added benefit for Puerto Rico.