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?
Or should the .co be used for certain type of websites, such as a company only?
usually I saw .co for commercial websites and country specific, .co.uk for example.
.com is also commercial and not country specific
A pretty significant group of people will assume your site is the most common ".com" and mistype the url.
What an irrelevant Statement!
@Luis - Thank You.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
That sounds good. Can one monetize it there also?
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!
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.
Thanks for that site. I hadn't heard of Name.com
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.
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.
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.
http://www.searchenginepromotionhelp.co … -names.php
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.
If you planning on making a international site: .com. Uk only go for .co.uk. etc et
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
I'm so beaten down by all this crap that I just don't care anymore.
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