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Is it good for SEO to register international domain name (IDN) ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by emil4008, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. emil4008

    emil4008 Junior Member

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    I would like to ask what importance google gives to international domain names? I have non english site and available .com domain name on my language (non latinic) with exact two of my keywords on it but i don't know is it good for seo to register non latinic domain. This site is only for local searches.

    If my competitor has the same two keywords on latinic in his domain and i have the same two keywords but on the language that they are searched to whom google will give more importance? I am asking this because I haven't see much sites with non latinic domain names to rank high in the serp.

    I hope you can give me some advice before buying domain name.
     
  2. webmasterassistant

    webmasterassistant Regular Member

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    my best suggestion is always to look for .com, .net, .org domains if your niche is for international market. if you want to target local market then for brand sake you can register a local TLD domain.

    regarding search engine positions, .com always heads up. but in this world anything is possible. with some effective link building geographic domains too perform well on search engines.
     
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  3. emil4008

    emil4008 Junior Member

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    I think i will register IDN and see what will happen. But is it true that some browsers cannot open non latinic domains. My domain will have Cyrillic characters.
     
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    atongalee Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I dont think it matters. what matters is when you submit the website to directories submit them to international directories as well.

    I think it also depends on your niche and the industry you intend to target
     
  5. RosemaryJCastillo

    RosemaryJCastillo Newbie

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    just make sure your domain name is related to your niche and it's all that matters