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Is it better to use .us / .com if im targetting usa traffic ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by etools, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. etools

    etools Regular Member

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    So as the title says..

    I want to target usa traffic mainly , is it better to get a .us domain or a .com domain ??


    *also , if i buy a .us will it be much harder to rank in other countries :O ?

    What do u suggest ?
     
  2. ghengis_khan

    ghengis_khan Regular Member

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    Most country specific domains like .US can't be set to any other geolocation in webmaster tools. So yes, ranking a .US in a different country will be harder.

    For USA traffic it doesn't really matter. US will target us traffic automatically, and if you go for the .com then you can set you geo-targeting manually in google webmaster tools.

    Hope this helped clear things up!
     
  3. webmast

    webmast Regular Member

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    .com is much better.

    It will be close to impossible.
     
  4. tomjerryhacker

    tomjerryhacker Registered Member

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    It doesn't matter if you are buying .US or .Com to target US keyword.

    All you have to do is set targeting and build US back links. :)