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.US or .COM - ANY Difference?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by so288, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. so288

    so288 BANNED BANNED

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    I'm going to register one domain, and wanted to ask which domain would be better in terms of SEO?
    1-, it's aviable for it's main keyword with .us and dash ( example wild-cats.us )
    2-, It's .com but there is main keyword+number ( example wildcats4.com )

    So In terms of SEO which one would rank/perform better?
     
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    so288 BANNED BANNED

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    anyone can answer this?
     
  3. sqlbyte

    sqlbyte Junior Member

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    I am not sure but i think .us is targeted by US country. And .com is easy to remember.
    Nothing much more then that i guess.
     
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    so288 BANNED BANNED

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    Well it will be only for US anyways..
     
  5. loophole

    loophole Registered Member

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    No functional difference whatsoever.
    It's just like calling using one mobile company or another.
    The darn call just gets through and you can talk. That's all that matters, ain't it?
     
  6. antx16

    antx16 Power Member

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    Simple answer how many .us domain names do you see at the top for any given keyword , look at this and you have your answer
     
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    if its targeted for US only you better chose .us for seo.
    but for .us domain you won't be able to add anonymity. the anonymity is available for .com .net .org .info ONLY.
     
  8. john14809

    john14809 Junior Member

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    Exactly. I hardly ever come across .us names.
     
  9. sqlbyte

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    But why is that that .us domains are rear ? You can't say they rank worst then .com only because you didn't saw them in G SERP :/
     
  10. surajprakash31

    surajprakash31 Regular Member

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    Firstly you want traffic from US and secondly you are getting your keyword in .us without a number so take my word, go for .us. That would be best for SEO.
     
  11. clickbang

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    I myself did buy a .us domain name before and used it for a video blog targeting US visitors. I think it doesn't make any difference in terms of SEO when compared to .com. The biggest drawback is you can't use whois guard (for namecheap service, other domain registrar might use different terms) on .us domain name.
     
  12. santhosh

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    google ignore numbers or anything that are below 3 charecters so according to my suggestion go for .com domain and make sure u r site is hosted on same us country
    better if u are serious abt searchengine traffic make it site hosted on Dedicated IP iam not going to say u have to host on dedicated server i advice you on dedicated server it will cost you some more bucks and try to register 2 or ore years in domain then google will consider you atre going serious with this domain
    then u get rankings and dont go for .info
    if u have any further questions
    PM or mail me

    Santhoshthebest@gmail.com
     
  13. SERPHunter

    SERPHunter Newbie

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    What do you mean Google ignores numbers or anything below 3 characters?

    I don't know what you are referring to (stop words perhaps, which is not relevant to the questions asked), but the question relates to the domain extension .us versus .com and which would perform better?

    Your pro .com argument holds no merit.

    No you don't have your answer that way, the reason why you hardly see any .us domains ranking is simply because there are much less .us domains registered and in usage compared to the .com extension.

    To give you an idea how the numbers vary between the two domain extensions just look at the factual data on these domain extensions.

    The amount of active .com extensions: 78,715,061
    The amount of active .us extensions: 1,437,263

    This is why you see .com dominating the SERP's - not because the .com extension gets preference.

    If all things being equal between a site hosted on a .com or .us extension it means just that, since the question is search engine related you went wrong saying that the .com is more recognized.

    It's more recognized by humans not by search engines.


    You can start either a site on a .us or .com if you're aiming for a U.S. audience, host it on a U.S. server and from there on it really doesn't matter if you're using a .us or a .com domain extension to host your site.

    From there on it only matters what you do better then the rest of the competiton in the search results.

    My 2 cents on this is that you can go with .com or .us if you want to create a site for a U.S. audience and are using a U.S. IP address.