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Is local domain better than .com domain for SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by freehealthylife.com, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. freehealthylife.com

    freehealthylife.com Power Member

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    Well I see much that .com domain is very good for SEO.But I want to know that if I want to SEO in local country example Japan and content in Japanese too.Which domain is better: mysite.jp or mysite.com
    Thanks for help
     
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  2. yourmy

    yourmy Junior Member

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    The best one is a .com Domain. Always!
     
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  3. Abh_Empire

    Abh_Empire Regular Member

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    It's simple to see how wrong yourmy is just by looking at the top ranking sites in your country. On google.TLD, because we get redirected to out country's google domain.
    I have never seen a .com rank #1 in my country on google.ro except huge websites like facebook, tweeter, etc.
     
  4. Thatchman

    Thatchman Junior Member

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    Domain extension should be considered alongside the location of Web host: Eg I am based in the UK, have quite a few websites with a variety of domain extensions for which I rank high on page 1 of Google.com, but my web host in Us based, so for Google.co.uk I am not always on the first page although there is theoretically less competition.
     
  5. nathian

    nathian Newbie

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    I've a few .co domains that rank well for UK Google, simply because i change the territory associated with the domain for Uk based searches in Google webmaster tools....they all outrank .co.uk's for exact match domains...
     
  6. Jok3r

    Jok3r Newbie

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    Having a local domain will bring you results faster, but on the long term it's not that relevant. Content and Links bring you the rankings.
     
  7. whisper111

    whisper111 Newbie

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    I think local domain is the best for local site
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    Local domain,i made a similar thread in the past about it.
     
  9. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    Local domain for sure if your goal is to rank for your local market. I see local domains ranking high all the time in my local results, but on the google.com/ncr index they're nowhere to be found.
     
  10. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    people in japan (for example from your post) will be using google.co.jp and if you go on google.co.jp and search for any keyword you'll see .jp domains ranking up so yeah local domain would be a better choice
     
  11. montozza

    montozza Newbie

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    local domain definately if the site is on local language and baes on domestic targeted group
     
  12. GimmeMoney

    GimmeMoney Regular Member

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    .jp is much better. Just do a search and see which extension dominates the top search results.
     
  13. RaZoR84

    RaZoR84 Newbie

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    Question, if the language were only english on an .jp domain would this hinder ranking?
     
  14. JamesB1

    JamesB1 Newbie

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    it depends, but i think what you would want, local will be better
     
  15. cloakndagger

    cloakndagger Power Member

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    Local domain 100%,I've tested this with 2 identical domains one local tld one .com same work was done to both.I tend to buy both and the.net and org sometimes as well.
     
  16. jbtalk2me

    jbtalk2me Registered Member

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    I firmly believe that .org domains are the best seo domains.