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.net overpowering .com !?!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by eeha123, May 3, 2013.

  1. eeha123

    eeha123 Regular Member

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    Hi guys,
    we have a registered domain name which is a .net
    the .com is a company operated by a bunch of old timers and their website is about 10 years old. pure html and no particular updates or sitemap.


    with this said how can I make my .net show up on top and my interior pages to also show as a part of the sarech as you see when company names are searched for. for example if you search for "soap seo " the site show up as well a few of the sub pages.


    could you please tell me if it is safe to move forward with the .net and get the same results and HOW or this only happens to .com
    thanks
     
  2. iowaguy86

    iowaguy86 Newbie

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    They are all treated about equal now-a-days. I have a .info site that has gotten relatively nice traffic too. I guess we shouldn't discriminate on the nearly free domains, should we?
     
  3. eeha123

    eeha123 Regular Member

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    I am not just saying first page view. I am talking particularly the domain showing up with a few of the inner pages under it. As when you search for a trademarked name or a company name.
    Does the process of having an LLC or DBA for the .net change the way the serp results show ?
     
  4. Lazlo1967

    Lazlo1967 Junior Member

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    Your domain extension .net or .com should not matter. It seems what you are trying to do is get Google to recognize your expanded site links. Check out http://www.seomoz.org/blog/secrets-of-the-7-result-serp for more info on that.
     
  5. ThunderC

    ThunderC Power Member

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    like others said, domain extension doesn't really matter, i have a few .org that rank above .com , for pretty competitive keywords
     
  6. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    No, absolutely not.... google has no way of knowing your companies legal standings.

    That SEO Moz article just qouted has some good info, but to be honest skimming through it, the guys seems to have missed the main point. Multiple listings like you are after are only given to big sites with lots of categories, and its the categories that are listed. So you need lots and lots of content, great site navigation, optmized site map, etc.... even then don't expect to get it any time soon. At least not untill your sits has loads of pages in the index, and a solid authority status.

    This guy seems to have picked it up nicely:

    "Almost all of my clients have a 7 SERP Result but mostly not for our targeted keywords... more brand-associated keywords.Currently i see a lot more 4 SERP results for our keywords or competitors then anything else, and from my personal research they tend be from the navigation bar or sitemap or even as Google reads it, internal links.I'd suggest to anyone trying to get a 4 or 7 page SERP then make sure your navigation bar is optimised, your sitemap is efficiently created and you have good internal linking for the Homepage. That's what tends to get us our 4 or 7 result, but even then it seems to widly vary which pages actually get listed, we have managed to test it efficiently on 1 of our clients to get the correct pages we are wanting to be in the 7 page SERP via having a no-dropdown navigation bar which has higher frequency for said navigation bar on the sitemap then the other pages."

    please be aware that even if the site you are trying to overtake is not well optmized, it's 10 years old...... and that counts.