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Page Rank difference by country

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by LeanLow, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. LeanLow

    LeanLow Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Is PR of .com worth more than .(country) , is there any difference or PR has the same effect whether is PR5 .com or PR5 .ru etc ?
     
  2. farkasb

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    If you are asking if a .com or a .ru is better, than the answer is it depends on the market you target. If you target a local market, you should rather use a ccTLD domain (ie. .ru). If you target global, you should use a gTLD (ie. .com, .net ...) domain. Local domain usually ranks better for a local market and people from the local country will rather remember a local extension than a .com, .net etc... IMHO
     
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    But will the backlink on PR5 .country has the same seo effect as on PR5 .com , for global rankings , how big is the effect difference seo wise ?
     
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    Country specific domains are set to target a specific country, not global by default and you can't even change that in webmaster tools. This means to me that google's intention in using ccTLDs is to mainly target a specific country. On the other hand, as their name suggests there are gTLDs (global top level domains) to target global market in general.
    So, if you target a specific country, get the .country domain, if you target global market, get the .com. For more info, search for "geo targeting".
     
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    Yes i know that, but like i said if i get a backlink to my domainname.com from PR5 domainname.lv and PR5 domainname.com, PR5 .com would be much stronger, or nearly the same ?
     
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    What do you mean by stronger? Your site will rank differently on google.com and google.ru for example. If the majority of the people you target will use google.ru, than use the country specific one, because that will rank better for searches originated from Russia using russian google. In case the searches will come from everywhere on the planet using different language than .com version would be better. Assuming both would have the same backlinking etc..
     
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    No, I've never heard of any difference in efficacy when comparing inbound links from different TLDs. Though that's something that would be hard to test and a definitive answer will be hard to come by.
    I imagine relevance could be a factor, though. If your website targets USA traffic, it's probably better to have links from the standard TLDs and .us, rather than a bunch of .ru, .it, .ro, .whatever...
    Just imagine you're trying to rank for 'best dentist in Florida.' Foreign links probably won't look entirely clean.
    Another thing to take into account is the content of the domains linking to you. If their content is in Romanian, and your website is an English-text website, there's some degree of sketchiness involved.
    This is all speculative. I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I just try to approach these things as logically as I can.
    Try to look clean, even if you're not. :)
     
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    No difference at all.
     
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    Hi,

    PR is same irrespective of domain name, but .co.uk won't rank well in USA where as .com will rank in most countries. If you target is regional go for .country becoz many good and short .country name will be available to register