how relevant is the domain in seo?

  • red_mark
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hi guys, i have both a .no and .com address, i currently use the .no and have .com forwarded to this. Essentially, I'm wondering if google will index the .com address as the .no since it is forwarded to it? Is this how it works? I've noticed that i get higher results in google.no than .com so since my audience is global should i consider switching the whole site to the .com, would this get better results? I hope this makes sense...thanks for any advice given
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If your site is new and you have not done enough work on that... better switch to .com as you have both .co and .com domains..
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webmindz24 wrote:
If your site is new and you have not done enough work on that... better switch to .com as you have both .co and .com domains..


alright, thanks for the advice. i guess you mean that with .com both the .com and .no are covered. i think i'll have to do this since most people search via their native google site be it co.uk \ com \.se etc, thanks again
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also you can have another site hosted for your .no domain
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webmindz24 wrote:
also you can have another site hosted for your .no domain

thanks, i've done this now, basically i have the same site on each domain but they both share the same mysql database....hopefully google will index them both! thanks again
  • coolslko
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Well....It will be better to switch .com if your visiotrs are global for better visibility and also it is preferred by users to...but you have to work hard to get better rank for this.....
  • lajocar
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I agree, always try to get .com name first. Just sounds better and people remember it better
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If you want result in a specified region then go for .uk,.de,.no like that,for global it is better to switch to .com.
  • red_mark
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it seems obvious now I've thought about it, global audience = .com, plus now i can optimize the .com and others specifically on the set region thing on the google webmaster tool....now i must be patient and wait for results :-) thanks again for the advice
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red_mark wrote:
webmindz24 wrote:
also you can have another site hosted for your .no domain

thanks, i've done this now, basically i have the same site on each domain but they both share the same mysql database....hopefully google will index them both! thanks again


Ain't gonna work. Google is gonna see that as a duplicate of your site. Sow you'll get a lower ranking...
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.com is better to use most especially if your want to target your visitors globally. It is easier also to recognize by visitors because they are more familiar with .com instead of .no
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I guess you can do a 301 redirection of one domain which you donot want to keep to other one but dont host the same site on two different domains. They might get penalized by google.

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