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.edu > .org > .com > .net ?

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So I have heard that search engines take .edu the most serious, then .org is the next.

 

It seems weird to me since anyone can register a domain with all of the above. The content of the web site shouldn't be related to it.

Does it really matter what extension you pick for your web site?

 

 

Among .edu, .org, .com, .net, .US, .co.uk, .TV, etc. what order would do you think is the best for SEO purpose?

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While we will never know the SERPS algorithms there have been multiple studies done that prove that the domain extension is not a factor.

 

Know that being said, I probably wouldn't buy a .info domain and start a website. I would rather have a .com or .net just seems like it's more legit.

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While we will never know the SERPS algorithms there have been multiple studies done that prove that the domain extension is not a factor.

 

Know that being said, I probably wouldn't buy a .info domain and start a website. I would rather have a .com or .net just seems like it's more legit.

Depends on what kind of site you run, I ran a .info site just find. It was a site dedicated to Ubuntu on the PPC platform. Purely informational

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WEll it might not effect the SERPS.... But having a good TLD like .com might help keep visitors.. I mean it's common knowledge to think that .com is the best and whatnot

 

Why is .com the best for a domain?

 

Plenty of web sites don't use .com.

This one doesn't use .com. :)

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Even though Google says that domain extensions don't matter, I am yet to see a .ME, .BIZ, .CC rank at the top of search engine results. I have seen some .info rank at number one but the niche was not that competitive. And contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get a .EDu blog from certain educational institutions; you just can't register a .EDU site yourself.

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Even though Google says that domain extensions don't matter, I am yet to see a .ME, .BIZ, .CC rank at the top of search engine results. I have seen some .info rank at number one but the niche was not that competitive. And contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get a .EDu blog from certain educational institutions; you just can't register a .EDU site yourself.

Just because you haven't seen any of those in top results, doesn't mean the TLD had anything to do with it. Maybe people who register those TLD's aren't good at getting listed.

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This could be due to the age of the domains. They haven't been out as long as .com/.net ect...

 

Your theory might be correct.

 

I wouldn't get any of the .ME, .BIZ, .CC... most people don't even know them. And they might type it wrong when try to find it by typing direct address into the browser address bar.

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A dot com has an edge over the other extensions just because people, generally speaking, assumes that a domain name has a dot com extension. A dot info is not considered to be desirable simply because it's an extension that has been offered at a discounted price and sometimes even free. However, in the final analysis, it's the content that will determine the actual worth of a domain name.

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