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.co or .com__Which would be better for ranking?

  1. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

    I was looking at GoDaddy for domains and saw there is a Sale on .CO for the same price as .com.
    Is there an advantage of purchasing a .co over .com for ranking?

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Or should the .co be used for certain type of websites, such as a company only?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        usually I saw .co for commercial websites and country specific, .co.uk for example.

        .com is also commercial and not country specific

        1. Michael Willis profile image78
          Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, sounds like .com would be what I would need then.

  2. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    A pretty significant group of people will assume your site is the most common ".com" and mistype the url.

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What an irrelevant Statement! hmm


      @Luis - Thank You.

      1. psycheskinner profile image79
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is a disadvantage to using .co -- those who hand type urls make certain common errors, assuming a .com suffix is one of the common ones. So you would lose that traffic.

        1. Pearldiver profile image86
          Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Then THEY are Irrelevant.. (for the quality of workmanship) Do it Once Do It Right...

          I think Michael has more than enough reason to pursue a Dot Com site.  FYI I have numerous .CO domains and have Never had a problem with them... But they value at approximately 24% of the value a Dot Com domain with the same Keywords.

          1. Michael Willis profile image78
            Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's the key...I want the one that will give me the best chance to rank higher in search engine results.

  3. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Forget dot co - it is a LLD that costs $25/year reg price and signifies that the Domain is a Company. LLD = Low Level Domain.

    You will always be better off with dot Com as that is a TLD = a Top Level Domain and was primarily designed to be the #1 standing domain style on the net.

    DON'T Do Business With Go Daddy.  They have SHAMED Themselves as an International Company that recently Executed an Elephant on video as part of a Sick Promo. So what does that say about them!

    .CO are on Sale.. they are not popular and have a relatively low resale value... whereby .COM will always have the best resale value as it is the primary domain style.  If you can't get .COM then next best is .Net and then .Org   

    - So when you get your .COM domain.. make sure that you also get SLL and Whois and it will cost you $12.15 in total.
    For Hosting $6.95/month.
    - Click on the Link at the bottom of My PROFILE and you will find that these guys look after You Well - and an won't kill an Elephant or your account.

    Hope this has helped.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good info, thanks.
      I was wondering about the Privacy, whether to obtain that or not to begin with.
      I am not making any money whatsoever now on HP and am looking for web options to get better Google ranking, so I at least have a chance. Then if I don't make it, it is because I did not do things the right way and not someone else.

      1. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Here's One I Own... And it is parked (undeveloped) atm.

        Google this and see where you can get your COM domain to sit.... irrespective of content quality and pandering from Google.

        Not only is it a Highly Salable Domain, but It Ranks Where on Google for it's keywords?

        Our Earth Space dot COM

        Been there for 4 months, but Now it has presence that can ensure that with good content NOBODY Will knock me down - if I continue to backlink.

        So Don't Muck around - Choose a good name with as little as possible letters/words and one that describes exactly what you want it for and you might make some bucks as well! hmm

        1. Michael Willis profile image78
          Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That makes good sense.  I have one domain I want, that is short and to the point and it is available. I may go ahead and purchase it and save until I can get a site up and running.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Park it on Whypark.com until you're ready to develop it, that way it will get some visibility while you're waiting.  It's free.

            1. Michael Willis profile image78
              Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That sounds good. Can one monetize it there also?

              1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                They have their own ads and will pay you a share - but it's not really intended as a proper site.  It's just a place where you can "park" your site until you're ready to develop it, without it looking obviously dormant.

                You can choose an attractive design and image, then they post relevant articles.  The result looks quite professional for minimum effort.

                You can create a static page with your own content but obviously, it's not worth putting in a lot of effort - that's the whole point of parking!

                1. Michael Willis profile image78
                  Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  It really looks like a cool place. I have bookmarked it so I can dig into it and see what I can do with it. Thanks a lot!!!

      2. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like the Privacy option - otherwise your address, phone number and email are publicly available on the internet. 

        I buy my domain names on Name.com and privacy only costs an extra $1.99.

        1. Michael Willis profile image78
          Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for that site. I hadn't heard of Name.com

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Marisa, I was just reading that Google considered the address of the site before giving it ranking. So, I'm wondering if privacy is a good option when it comes to ranking.

          1. darkside profile image81
            darksideposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Do you have a link to that article?

            Without seeing the actual article I am wondering if it's referring to the the IP address.

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              Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              No, it's referring to the physical address. Fortunately, for once I have the link because I was talking to someone about it this morning.

              smile

              http://www.searchenginepromotionhelp.co … -names.php

              1. darkside profile image81
                darksideposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks for that Sophia. Very interesting!

                1. profile image0
                  Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  You're welcome. smile

              2. Michael Willis profile image78
                Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                A very informative article. Thanks.

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image79
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    Welcome back Pearldiver; and I agree with you on COM being much better than CO.
    Thanks for the information, as always thorough and to the point.

  5. piet2pata profile image60
    piet2pataposted 5 years ago

    If you planning on making a international site: .com. Uk only go for .co.uk. etc et

  6. thisisoli profile image60
    thisisoliposted 5 years ago

    I would always go for .com (Unless you are building a country specific site).  Not only is .com teh standard everyone thinks of, but it is also the default if you hit ctrl + enter.

  7. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

    Thanks to everyone for the good advice here. I will be going for the .com. I am not a tech savvy guy and all the advertising for the .co and seeing where some ads have said the .co was the future...blah, blah, blah...I am glad to have your input to help me make a sound decision on this one.

  8. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    Just to refer back to the original question, you asked will it affect ranking? although .com is what everybody thinks off, you can still use a .co or .info and they can rank high. I have a .info on the first page for my chosen keyword

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for remembering that point also Richieb. Ranking is a concern I was thinking of when purchasing the type of domain. Was wondering if the SE ranking made a difference with the .com, .co, .org, etc.

  9. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 5 years ago

    If the .com is available, get it.

    If it isn't, and .co is still available get that. But check and see what's being done at the .com. If there's nothing there, go for it, develop your site. If there is something there, and they're doing it well, you might have to rethink the domain name you've chosen. Whether you can ride on their coattails, or if they're likely to turn around at some point and trademark their name, and then go after you.

    The ranking, as in Search Results, will come down to your content.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      OK, will do! The .com and all other variations of the domain I want is available.

  10. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    C'mon this is the internet, lol! - if you see an article from 7 years ago by some non-entity, some fact checking is in order.

    Now, Im not always a big believer in Matt Cutt's statements - but when its so open and shut like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1_1NQWQ … r_embedded

    I do believe.

    Not every patent is used in the Algo , Im sure its possible when a specific site or network is flagged as spam/malware etc. that they may then crosscheck reg info to see what other filth is about, but privacy/reg info is inconsequential.

    To the OP - get the .com when possible, if not possible, make sure you have drive and artillery to beat out whoever does have the .com or just pick something else. (  I know that's been said, but its worth repeating)

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for your input Sunforged. I am getting the .com with the domain I selected. After everyone's sharing in this thread, I have no doubt now that this is the best direction.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I'm so beaten down by all this crap that I just don't care anymore. smile

 
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