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Ranking a .US domain

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Elitepinki, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Elitepinki

    Elitepinki Power Member

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    can these be ranked just as well as any other domain
     
  2. kokoloko75

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    I would say yes...
    I have .US domain and seen no differences from another domain.

    Beny
     
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  3. JimmyConway

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    Yes, preferably an EMD .us, but it is still possible to rank them.
     
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    Its all the same, I buy .infos when they're on sale, etc. and I have never noticed any sort of difference although I've only ever done a few .us and a few .biz I've done a ton of .org, .net and .com (and edu.pl) and they all rank if you SEO it properly IMO evenly - at least nothing I could notice.
     
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  5. Elitepinki

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    thanks for the info, i have just purchased 4 really good EMD's then
     
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    This is becoming a total nightmare for me. There are seasoned SEO people saying in neon lights ONLY buy .com .org and .net!! and there are people saying you can get ranked with a free .tk. I've gone from buying .info to paying the extra for .com. WTF!:(
     
  7. Elitepinki

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    well i have heard people say only buy .com .net and .org but nobody has given proof that it does or doesent rank just as well
     
  8. phpbuilt

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    There's a guy that I really respect in the business, one of the few WSO's I ever thought was valuable. That's the fatcat blueprint.

    The guy has been tinkering with money making sites and adsense from the very beginning. He's scripted up, gotten mass banned, learned from mistakes and current SEO trends, shifted and molded his strategies through the years, always keeping current with what currently is working for getting ranked.

    Here are some quotes from his WSO ... highly recommended reading ...

    On a very limited scale (I have less than 100 domains), I notice that EMD is effective on .NET, .ORG and .COM (without dashes) ... very ineffective on .US and .INFO. and .NET/.ORG/.COM that have dashes, ineffective on .NET/.ORG/.COM that have EMD + some extension (like buyEMD, EMDshop, etc). It's that EMD bonus that gets easily ranked for the exact keyword combo in the domain.

    The EMD bonus I'm talking about is what makes a site rise to the teens on a medium difficulty keyword without even backlinking ... EMD without dashes or additional words added to it seem to get a slight boost over other combinations in my opinion.

    My preference (on a microniche site) is EMD .COM/.NET/.ORG, then if I can't get those I pick a quirky brandable .COM which may have a partial keyword in the domain. For instance, if I wanted a domain for a dog training site, I if "dogtraining.com/.net/.org" was taken, I would consider a name like "dogsmart.com" ... partial keyword, memorable and brandable name. I'd prefer that over "bestdogtraining.com".
     
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    For branding purposes always go for .com. If you are just trying to build small niche or micro niche sites, any emd would do.
     
  10. Elitepinki

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    well the 4 .us domains i purchased were for US specific products and companys so hopefully will be ok
     
  11. tony-raymondo

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    DO NOT DO IT

    Buy only TLD's

    How often do you see and .us domains in your casual surfing?
     
  12. tony-raymondo

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    DO NOT DO IT

    Buy only TLD's

    How often do you see and .us domains in your casual surfing?
     
  13. Elitepinki

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    not sure im from the uk so i dont see any
     
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    Am a big fan of .org

    I brought a .info with a slash and fought hard to get it index in Google but failed. Later I had to 301 that site to a new domain. From then, I never buy .info's, domains with slashes, or any .us or .biz etc.. Go for .com, .net or .Org If you don't find a EMD, then just add an extra alphabet or a number like, EMDz.com or EMD8.com Will work better than a .us, .info or a .biz domain.
     
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    i've seen .biz websites rank very well, and also .us so they can rank as good as the rest. Just do proper SEO to them
     
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    I would say only go for TLDs. They carry weight. Well, more than a .us anyways. But I have ranked one or two before. Depends on the competition really.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, what WSO was that?
     
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    This one:

    Fat cat :cool:
     
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