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.us Domains Vs .com Domains


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#1 Hichem

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:21 PM

Hi ..

my question is, do you think that there is a difference in ranking between .us domains and .com domains in google.com ??


the thing is, I found a good exact match keyword domain name in .us version and I'm asking myself if it will rank as high as a .com domain

I know that exact match keyword domain names value has decreased recently (even matt cutts said that in one of his videos) , but still, there is a slight ranking boost for those domains, and I want to benefit from it (especially because it's a niche website, and there is no reason to register a brandable domain whatsoever) ..

so do you think that google treats these domains differently ?

#2 WebsiteMaster

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:51 PM

It's the same. I had a free domain .co.nr rank for first place. I had to do a lot of backlinking though.

#3 Hichem

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:12 PM

thanks ..


any other inputs please ?

Will be thankful.

#4 AffiliateClue

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:27 PM

There should be no ranking discrepancies between .us and .com

I'd just go ahead and do it so long as the desired name doesn't infringe upon any trademarks.

#5 Michael Martinez

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:52 PM

I'm confident you can do about as well with .us as with .com. The only gotcha may be in who you get links from, so you may not want to develop a link-heavy SEO strategy. If the content is good enough, people won't stop to think about the TLD when they link to it.

#6 Jill

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 10:47 AM

Technically a .us website is supposed to target the US. A .com is worldwide.




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