.net vs .co.uk domain name (help needed)

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by icecubes, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. icecubes

    icecubes Newbie

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    Hi folks

    Sorry if this has been discussed before but its starting to annoy me,
    I have created a website for a friend of mine which is a .net domain
    the .co.uk was taken. No matter how hard i try i just cant get the no1
    spot on google for my main search term the no1 is taken by his main
    competitor who has a .co.uk domain. My site has loads of backlinks and
    im sure the site is ok, most of the first 3 pages on google are links to the
    .net site from various social network sites etc, but i just cant get the top spot.

    Now to my point - as this is a uk search does the .co.uk domain have such
    an advantage over a .net that it cant be beat or am i missing something :confused:

    The search term is -- cbt bradford -- if you want to try from outside the uk

    thanks
    Icecubes..
     
  2. icecubes

    icecubes Newbie

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    Come on guys someone must have some idea
    its been posted 3-4 days now and only 5 views :(
     
  3. gards67

    gards67 Newbie

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    I think Google prefer the .co.uk as I have a couple of websites and the .co.uk's always do so much better on a UK search. The .net does ok on an 'all of the web' search but I would choose a domain with the keyword in the title and then buy a .co.uk...just my opinion!
     
  4. icecubes

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    unfortunatly this is an old established domain
    and cant be dropped

    i did buy c*****dford.co.uk to try to get to the top
    but that is going to take ages as its very competetive
    or at least the top 3 slots are - theres a bit of a local battle going on.

    i might try a couple of hundred backlinks i think the domain can
    stand it, and see if i can get it to move.