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New TLD's are they really worth investing ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tendemo, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. tendemo

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    Hi Ive been reading around and have come across the buzz of new TLD's for instance .lawyer, .club, .holidays and quite some more. Can someone kindly tell me what are the chances of these new set of domains being ranked against a .com, .org, in the search engines. Thanks
     
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    I'd imagine it to be unlikely for at least a couple of years. You might be able to make some money sitting on domains like manhattan.lawyer though.
     
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  3. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    If history is any guide it is very unlikely these will catch on in a big way. I'll stick to the usual TLDs.
     
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  4. gorrior

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    Personally I won't be buying any of them.
    But if you have a great one in mind it could become very valuable later on. Like buy.cheap or something.
     
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    The only ones that I would buy were already taken when I checked. But the main reason for me wanting them was to resell.
    For ranking I will carry on using .coms orgs and nets because when was the last time you saw anything else ranking highly
     
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    I have seen 1 in results, many more will start to follow though.
     
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    I wrote an article titled "Are The New Era of TLD's Worth It?".

    After I did my due diligence, I would say that they actually aren't.

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    It will take years for these new tld's to get some portion in top google ranking. Till then com's & org's of the world will rule.
     
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    I'm trialing 2 at the moment (exact match with .guru). 1 is for a highly competitive term and another for a low competition niche site.

    So far the competitive term isn't ranking in the top 100, while the uncompetitive one is on page 2. I want to see what the CTR is like once I get on page 1, I suspect it will be quite a bit lower than a .com/.net/.org but I wanted to experiment with the new TLD just to see how Poogle ranks them.

    One thing I have noticed is that if you have say bluewidget.guru then you will rank for blue widget guru without almost any links - ranking for blue widget appears to be the same as any other TLD.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    AlejandroSu Registered Member

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    I think that the new domains are not going to rank better. Maybe if you play good with the keywords and the tld can get a bit better results. But nothing to do versus good SEO websites.
     
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    The future will be full of these TLD's .... Web is turning into Niche based business so peoples will create sites on these niche specific TLD's.. I got some branded :)
     
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    I buy them and flip them on flippa only,not for rankings
     
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    I'm actually a bit of a believer. I think branding them will be hard at first, so they'll be pretty useless for things like print ads, but some of them look really really good in the search results. My games travel and I've got big plans for a .cruises and a .holiday. The .cruises looks especially good in search results, think caribbean.cruises (not my domain obviously).

    As for ranking them, I don't think I'll have too many problems.

    An interesting point is that "Google spent an estimated $1.87 million to submit 101 names last year" (source: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/will-new-top-level-domains-change-use-web/#ixzz34NHzL0Hk)
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  15. The Mentalist

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    .com will still always be king.

    But you have to be open minded, do businesses really need a .lawyer? Not necessarily. But will google take these TLDs into consideration for SEO? Who knows. But it would kind of make sense in terms of CTR from a user experience standpoint to use .lawyer.

    Personally I don't see businesses flocking to these domains, but my opinion is that people will snatch them up as portfolio and personal domains. Think of a developer named John, john.codes would then be an awesome domain to have. Most branded and name related domains are still available, I'm surprised actually. I mean how much would john.com sell for?