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IO domains vs dot com

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by DK21, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. DK21

    DK21 Newbie

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    Hi

    Does anyone have experience with io domains?

    The reason why I'm asking is because I have created an insurance site on an IO domain, and I have used a lot of time on that site. The moz score is 37, all the article are 1.000+ words and I have used a lot of time on my keyword research. I have also target the site to the right country in search console.

    I also created a back up on insurance. It uses a dot com domain with a /country code to indicate the country. I have also target the site to the right country in search console. The moz score for this site is 14, the site is younger, and the articles are no more that 500 words.

    However, my dot com domain ranks quite well... For some searches it ranks almost as well as the IO site... That is a bit of a surprise to me...

    I'm considering moving all my content and links to my dot com domain - should I do it?

    I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

    /DK21
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    IO is being used by a lot of software projects. I don't think the TLD affects rankings much, except for the fact it might be easier to get links and seem more legit to end users if you have a .com. Especially if there's a different .com than the .io with the same name. Other than the human factor, I think they're the same technically.
     
  3. DK21

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    Thanks!
    The two sites have a different name and the io domain is an exact keyword match whereas the dot com is an art name. The problem with the exact keyword match is that I can not build any brand around it, so I might go for the dot com for that simple reason.