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.net or .gov - does it matter in your experience?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Delboy2424, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    Looking to buy a KW rich domain which the .net or .gov is available, which one is best to go for ... not bothered about having the both but in your experience, which one ranks easier?
     
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    paincake Power Member

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    by .gov do you mean .org?

    Of course .gov is better. It's better than any other TLD.
     
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    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    I guess it is .org not .gov. I choose .org if .com is not available.
     
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    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    IMHO the fact that .edu and .gov are important is a myth. Maybe there were in the past but now are very exploited by blackhaters and google isn't stupid
     
  5. HeroWillDrown

    HeroWillDrown Junior Member

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    Do what I did, grab em both! And just redirect the other to the primary one.
     
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  6. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    sorry my bad i meant .org...
     
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    I just found a niche today, and both the net and org were available. I google'd it and it said choose net over org, but I feel like they are very close. Granted it could have just been someone's opinion, and not actually backed up.

    I would grab them both though, and build the net up, so you can prevent the competition in the future.
     
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  8. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    I have bought both as I got a good deal on them ,as pointed out not worth the risk i guess.

    Which one should be the 301 redirect then in your opinion to the other - the .org?
     
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    JoelSAcosta Newbie

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    org is better than net in my opinion i had a net domain and they sucked at getting index by google
     
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    JamesTSimon Newbie

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    org domain is definitely better than net domains. trust me i know from my experiences.
     
  11. MKelly

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    I'd say get them both, I used to prefer .orgs, but now I personally prefer .net's now for my niches, they tend to have a better CTR if you get them to the first page, if someone is looking for shopping or to spend some money, they would rather click a .net than a .org.

    I had this situation going for myself, I bought the .net and .org domains with my keyword, I built sites on both with different themes and similar, but original content on both, the .org was 5th and the .net was 6th in the SERPS, the .net got considerably more visits, it was a shopping keyword, I redirected the .org to the .net in the end and it pushed up to the top four.

    I think that .org subliminally says 'charity, organisation, boring'.

    If I want to protect a brand that I've made, I make sure I get the .net and .com, .org's don't bother me anymore.

    I have never noticed any significant difference in ranking between .net and .org if proper content creation, link building and SEO is in place.

    Just my 2 cents.