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Which top level domain is the best for SEO?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by hanadaddy, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. happychappy09

    happychappy09 Peon

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    #21
    I agree content is king, along with title, description, link hierarchy, image optimisation etc etc but do not agree regarding one-way incoming links.
    I have 5 websites, none have incoming links but have xml sitemaps and ALL are on page 1 results of google. I feel that all of this link mania is detrimental, as well as pretty unecessary, by encouraging people to rush what IS actually important simply to gain links. Links do not and will not negate the need for the rest of the site to be perfect before you get the results people crave :D
    SEMrush
     
    happychappy09, Aug 27, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. trapikmedia

    trapikmedia Peon

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    #22

    Actually, it depends on the market your're after.

    .org will work well and be very effective for non-commercial campaigns

    .edu will work really well with educational markets.

    cheers! :-D
     
    trapikmedia, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    Jontish Active Member

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    #23
    I always thought it didn't matter what prefix you have
     
    Jontish, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    hanadaddy Peon

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    #24
    Well my first motivation behind this question, my friend advised that .com (of course) and .US (?) are the good top level domains. And do not ever register .org domain. He said .org domain is fine, but if you want quick resolution and the targeting is mainly US, use .us domain. So I wanted to ask your thoughts on this. That was based on his experience and he is quite successful IM. So , I tend to follow his foot steps . :)
     
    hanadaddy, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  5. Steve Powers

    Steve Powers Peon

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    #25
    The domain extensions doesn't deternine your SEO at all. The most important for you are the keywords and keywords phrase and the content of your site. So just do not worry about this. What you should do is to spend more time on SEO.
     
    Steve Powers, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    akashvista Peon

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    #26
    You are no.1 without any incoming links but the question is for what keywords do you rank no. 1 for your primary keywords and what type of competition is there for those keywords????
     
    akashvista, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  7. happychappy09

    happychappy09 Peon

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    #27
    Example - One site - Results out of 26,000,000 - 5th position

    Yahoo - same site - Results out of 82,500,000 - 6th position

    plus loads of other similar results for the same site for many different pages.

    At no point did I state that my sites were No1 on Google, simply well up on googles 1st page of results and that they had no incoming links :D
     
    happychappy09, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    mjewel Prominent Member

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    #28
    "Results out of xxxx" means absolutely nothing. How many actual searches that exact keyword gets is what matters. Who cares if you are #1 out of 50 billion results if no one searches for that keyword. You are not ranking on google for any competitive term without backlinks.
     
    mjewel, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    happychappy09 Peon

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    #29
    How do YOU know, with claimed authority, that my sites are NOT ranking on google for competitive search terms? Answer, you dont, but I can assure YOU they are THE most competitive terms for the market.
     
    happychappy09, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    mjewel Prominent Member

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    #30
    You do not have any sites ranking in the top 10 of google for any competitive keyword without backlinks. Any claim to the contrary is a lie.
     
    mjewel, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  11. happychappy09

    happychappy09 Peon

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    #31
    LOL, your OBVIOUS unwillingness to believe knows no bounds resorting to calling another member a "liar" when you have not 1 fact.
    You believe what you believe and I will carry on the success this end :D

    So, lets say you are optimising for "property for sale in wherever", is that competitive keywords?
     
    happychappy09, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  12. akashvista

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    #32
    Well I agree to you on that.
    @happychappy09 how is that possible that you rank on 1st page for a very competitive keyword with no links.

    Can I have your website URL and also the keyword for which you rank in top 10 and I would also want to know how much traffic do you get from Google by the keywords.
     
    akashvista, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    mjewel Prominent Member

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    #33

    Idiot, moron, or liar. I'll let you choose which hat best fits ya.

    "I would not bother wasting time with links to your site"

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?p=12338093

    Still laughing.
     
    mjewel, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  14. happychappy09

    happychappy09 Peon

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    #34
    Its all true, if you choose not to believe me, that is your affair, obviously :rolleyes:
     
    happychappy09, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    akashvista Peon

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    #35
    Well I also dont agree to you links are an important part of SEO.
     
    akashvista, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    happychappy09 Peon

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    #36
    Fair enough, thats your perogative as always. I am simply stating what works for me.
     
    happychappy09, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    #37
    Its not TLD. Its site, content and look. Site with ru, ch, li, tt all could become massive hit and we already have good example for that.
     
    Asif2BD, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    #38
    Yes, you're right !! Google .info domains consider as spammy. if the .com domain already registered then you can choose .net
     
    iamolm, May 6, 2011 IP
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    #40
    Content and backlinks are the most improtant for SEO purposes but personally, I think .org has a good perception among visitors as it appears authoritative and not commercial, so good for reviews and blogs.
     
    katia baumann, May 8, 2011 IP