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Local Canadian Website, .CA or .COM domain for SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mtornado, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. mtornado

    mtornado Newbie

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    Hi,

    For a local Canadian website that is offering landscaping services in a Canadian City.

    For SEO purposes, which out of a .COM or .CA domain would be more beneficial.

    When I search the competitive keywords, there is a mix of .CA and .COM domains as competition.

    Also, if you plan to purchase both the .COM & .CA domain, what is the best way to redirect the non active domain to the active website.
     
  2. neo

    neo Power Member

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    I guess you want Canadian search traffic.

    Use .ca and refirect .com to .ca version.
     
  3. CanuckSEO

    CanuckSEO Registered Member

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    Choose .CA for your landscaping company.
    It distinguishes you as a Canadian business for both search engines and customers.
     
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  4. mtornado

    mtornado Newbie

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    Exactly, local traffic from a city and state/province. Thanks for your response.

    The amount of .com competitors throws me off.
     
  5. youtube1001

    youtube1001 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Of course, you should go with a .CA name. It looks better. You can forward .COM name to .CA at the registrar.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. Mr Positive

    Mr Positive Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    .ca that’s an easy choice
     
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  7. neutrall007

    neutrall007 Junior Member

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    In general ccTLD is better when your business is local. And having the keyword in your domain is even better
     
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  8. krishnaverma

    krishnaverma Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would go for. CA.
     
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  9. multilinkbuilding

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    Also make sure to build local links as well. Not all of them have to be local, but 50% local backlinks is a good percentage.
     
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