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Is having a .US Domain name bad?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by 2008rain, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. 2008rain

    2008rain BANNED BANNED

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    Does google negatively rank .us domains? How does google measure the .us domains? If I have a high ranking phrase that get's 600k a month searches with .us is it worth SEO? Or will google not give me as much love as a .com domain name regardless?
     
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    pathart Senior Member

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    I've had a good experiences with .us domains, many of my sites on .us domains have ranked #1. So it shouldn't be a problem.
     
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  3. 2008rain

    2008rain BANNED BANNED

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    Ok.. That's what I thought, but wasn't sure. Thanks
     
  4. SahL

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    ..Havent tried .us Domains yet, But TBH i never saw them at No1 Or in Top 10 results on Google

    All i found is .Com / .Org/ .Net and quite a few .blogspot.com

    They rank pretty better then .us

    but it Depends upon what Keyword and location you wanna rank for.
     
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  5. Ubunga

    Ubunga Newbie

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    .Us ranks very well on yahoo and bing.
     
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    Chrisss Senior Member

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    If your main market is us, then go for it. But I would still prefer .com over .us!
     
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    i dont think big G values them as much as yah.oo does
     
  8. altaris

    altaris Registered Member

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    You see more .com because big companies have them from the begining and only use .us as backup. .us are newer and with less money and backlink invested. In fact it could rank higher for local search.
     
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    I see it as bad because a .us domain cannot have a private WHOIS.
     
  10. wahoo94

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    I've had a couple and as far as i could tell no negative effects