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Which domain is good for SEO .edu or com

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by sherone, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hello Guys,

    I would like to register a new domain, which would be the better .edu or com?
    I think .edu is better.

    How can I get .edu domain?
    is it costlier than .com?
    anyone can register .edu domain?

    I want register this domain for my institute and promote it in major SE.
    SEMrush
    I want to give some tutorials though this website for my engineering student.

    Please advise.

    Thanks
     
    sherone, Apr 19, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Takechiro10

    Takechiro10 Peon

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    I think domain .com is better because .com is first think on many people likely to search on SE.
     
    Takechiro10, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  3. buidam

    buidam Peon

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Offcource .com is the best for google then name of domain contains keyword should be listed first in google search!
     
    buidam, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  4. verticity

    verticity Active Member

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    why do u prefer .edu. r u running a education related website?? If then it is good to register a .edu domain otherwise .com is better for ur website
     
    verticity, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  5. deepaknight007

    deepaknight007 Banned

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    Offcource .com is the best becoz all body know website means .com
     
    deepaknight007, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  6. GMBRDILOS

    GMBRDILOS Well-Known Member

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    From the point of SEO there is no difference, what You need is to buy such domain that includes your main keyword, but more preferable is domain.com
     
    GMBRDILOS, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  7. seohelp

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    Certainly, .com is the best for your domain.
     
    seohelp, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  8. icool

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    #8
    If your website is based on education and tutorials then I highly recommended to use .edu domain.
    .com domain is not means everything, just keep in your mind what your visitor is looking for? Target your audience and host your site on that specific country.
     
    icool, Apr 20, 2009 IP
  9. merlinseo

    merlinseo Well-Known Member

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    HI GUYS HOLD ON , EVERYONE IS REPLYING BLINDLY

    edu domain name registration is limited to fully accredited postsecondary institutions of higher learning, such as example a four-year colleges. .edu domain registration is for the most part limited to schools(Grad/Post Grad) or any college/university .edu domain name registration is handled exclusively by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit organization working to promote the intelligent use of information technology in education.

    You cannot get .edu domain as an individual
     
    merlinseo, Apr 20, 2009 IP
  10. Lumber Joe

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    .com domain of course. I doubt that you will manage to get .edu domain at all, if you don't own an educational institution :)
     
    Lumber Joe, Apr 20, 2009 IP
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    #11
    if it is commercial purpose then go for .com domain and if it is for educational and not for profit use then go for .edu domain

    anyway still .com domain is the best for any purpose
     
    bskanuni, Apr 20, 2009 IP
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    If you're an eductional establishment then go for .edu

    From an SEO standpoint, I don't know if Google ranks .edu domains higher, but I do know Google does really like .edu links and seems to give them a little more weight. I guess this is because .edu sites tend to be pretty authoratative about their given subject.

    As for keywords in your domain, this can help, but it's not essential. Remember, Google uses some 200 different parameters to rank sites, domain name is only one of them.

    Good luck!
     
    edgray, Apr 20, 2009 IP
  13. mrdo

    mrdo Well-Known Member

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    I think Google doesn't care what's extension of domains. So .com is the best choice
     
    mrdo, Apr 20, 2009 IP