Msg#: 33161 posted 6:46 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)
If you have a non country specific tld and hosting outside the country you are targeting you will suffer. For instance, a .biz domain will not rank well for many competitive searches in the UK if the site is hosted in the US.
Msg#: 33161 posted 8:44 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)
The way I see it, if google can find a correlation between quality and an attribute (such as the tld) then they will use it. If on average .coms are less spammy then others I believe they are likely to use this in their rankings.
Msg#: 33161 posted 8:52 am on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)
>should i get a .com domain then?the market is outside my country...
You could get a .com and host the site within the country you are targeting. This will help you appear for country specific google searches. Alternatively, you could get the actual (if possible) country tld and host anywhere.
The difference between clickability is imho that a specific country tld will be less clickable for people outside of that country. People within that country may well be inclined to click it rather than any other tld, even a .com. I tend to click .co.uk domains rather than .com because it gives me confidence that the site is genuinely targeted at the UK. Other tld's I avoid.