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.ME.UK domains or .tv, .eu?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BLACKHAT1984, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    Found a new niche in the UK market. I mean I can dominate this one keyword BUT.....all the other smartarses have got ahead of me and bought the .co.uk,.com,.net etc etc tlds and have parked them (asking for $500...no chance). Anyway it is of high importance I have an exact match domain. The extensions left are:

    .tv
    .biz
    .eu
    .me.uk

    now I want to rank top in google UK so which domain would be the best for this purpose? Most will say the .me.uk but somehow I don't think that is actually classed as a UK tld for some reason. I have no idea though....
     
  2. csfuk

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    Hi there,
    me.uk is made for personal page but I think it will work.
    For me the best way to rank a domain (it doest not matter what the ltd is) is to have the domain hosted in UK. Of course co.uk would be the best choice but if not me.uk will work fine with UK hosting.

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  3. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    I rank domains pretty easily if they're exact match so I know that google DOES favour them. I just dunno if .me.uk is classed as a UK name. I imagine so as nominet sells them but the me i thought was montenegro? maybe not in this case. Either way I need this to be exact and it will be a personal site with affiliate links and I think it'll be the one site i'm proud of. I just can't see any examples of sites ranking well with it....

    Oh scratch that, just found onlinebetting.me.uk ranking well for online betting...
     
  4. frenchboy

    frenchboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    do you have experience ranking those kind of domains? IME they are crap
     
  5. csfuk

    csfuk Regular Member

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    Like I said me.uk is a UK tld same as org.uk etc etc.

    me.uk is meant for a personal page.

    "The me.uk Second Level Domain is intended for personal use. Domain Name registrations made under me.uk are expected to be made for natural persons, such as Mr John Doe registering johndoe.me.uk."

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  6. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    Yeah, I got .org.uk to rank easy peasy so .me.uk will work just fine. Thanx guys. I can rank .info's easily. The only problems I've had are with domains that seem to belong to certain countries but aren't obvious about it ie .ws, .co etc
     
  7. Cad01

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    Hi, i think that before you choose one of those tlds, try to see if theres one .co.uk available with your keywords and some other word. If like you say the EMDs .com/.co.uk/.net/.org are all parked they are not competing with you, so if you have the keyphrase on a .co.uk(even if its not a emd) with some backlinks from .uk domains and like csfuk if you host it on uk servers, you will rank just fine.
     
  8. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    Tbh just going from experience, i've found an exact match domain with any tld has always ranked better than mykeywords101.com or something. Maybe thats just been bad luck. The problem is, the top 10 sites aren't competing but they are fairly authoritative. Not unbeatable but gonna need everything i can get to get past 5th
     
  9. Cad01

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    In that case go for the .me.uk, i have seen a lot of .org.uk on top of google.co.uk so if you know how to rank these type of tld go for it. Good luck and keep us posted on your findings, i have some niches that i'm eager to enter and if .me.uk ranks good i have alot of micro niches in my mind that have these tld available.
     
  10. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    I'll keep this topic in my bookmarks and will resurrect in a month. Or I may just PM u as I don't really want peeps jumping on my niche haha