SEO, urls and .net

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There is a varied response to the question "does having a keyword rich url help seo?"

My personal view is, it does... i'm not sure by how much.... but I am sure it influences Google.

However... does anyone think that having the .net extension, as opposed to the .com, lessens any affect the keyword rich url has?
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Keyword rich url will help any website rank over another website if they have the same amount of inbound links, content, and on/off site optimization. However, this does not mean that you have to have a keyword in your url. It only helps you rank better for search terms with this keyword in the phrase.

I do not believe that there is any difference between a .net or .com. A visitor will preceive a .com being a more trustworthy and reputable site IMHO.

Hope that helps
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I have heard that having keyword in th URL helps but that is 0.00001% odf success, unless someone lookinf with query like link:keyword.
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yes try to include your primary keyword in the url, it definitely helps, it's the first thing that the search engine will look for, is your page adress relevant to your page content ? is your page content relevant to your page title etc...you get my point ?
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It all depends, having a keyword rich url is just another type of naming convention so that SEO's wont have any problems looking for that URL which is based from that keyword.
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.net domain names are tld's (top level domain names) registered by and controlled by Verisign as of 2001

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On 25 May 2001, ICANN and VeriSign, Inc., entered into an Unsponsored Registry Agreement under which VeriSign operates the .net top-level domain. The agreement and its appendices may be viewed by following the links below.


If you want to own a .net name, you might want to read this first:
http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements ... -index.htm

As of 2005 this occurred
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/a ... 9aug05.htm

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Historically, the .NET and .COM agreements were the only registry agreements not to permit volume discounts. (Provision for volume discounts were actually described in the main bodies of the .NET and .COM agreements but then removed by a clause in Appendix W.) The volume discounts were removed because VeriSign owned and operated the registries and the NSI registrar thereby providing the opportunity for favourable pricing terms for the in-house client. (See, http://www.icann.org/correspondence/lyn ... 1mar01.htm.) That condition no longer exists.


Also:
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NET - This domain is intended to hold only the computers of network
providers, that is the NIC and NOC computers, the
administrative computers, and the network node computers. The
customers of the network provider would have domain names of
their own (not in the NET TLD).


From here:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1591.txt

Give you some examples:
I never look up comcast.net I look up comcast.com
pokerstars.net is allowed to advertise on TV in the US because the site caters to free poker, but they can't advertise to pokerstars.com which caters to real money gambling. (they are the same site with a few subtle variations. Don't believe me, check out ultimatebet.net and ultimatebet.com, or fulltiltpoker.net and fulltiltpoker.com)

Check it out for yourself
http://www.pokerstars.net/
http://www.pokerstars.com/
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Keywords in url helps when the website is developed and designed according to the SEO point of view with proper Title tags, meta tags, navigation, effective content with the use of targeted key phrases in it. After that use all off-site promotional tactics for ranking.
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advanceflash wrote:
There is a varied response to the question "does having a keyword rich url help seo?"


Keyword-rich url can help on your site. It's much easier to rank a keyword that is also associated in your url.

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