homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.227.11.45
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Is .com better than .net?
crick




msg:767280
 1:18 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

My chosen domain is not avialable in .com but is in .net. I was wondering if .com is given preferential treatment as far as Google search is concerned. I know I can choose an alternative .com name, but this domain is perfect in terms of having both the keywords in the domain and also a memorable name for branding purposes. The actual .com domain was bought entirely for putting ads on.

 

tedster




msg:767281
 5:24 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

No preferential treatment whatsoever.

SuddenlySara




msg:767282
 6:38 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

if your name is taken as a .com i would go for another name as when your site gets going you will loose traffic to people typing .com version and confuse people.

example:
.net domains are great IF you have the .com as well.
free poker sites use the .nets so they can advertise on television and everywhere and they have the pay poker sites at their .com domain.

so make a .net free information site to help feed your ecommerce .com version.

SEOPimp




msg:767283
 10:13 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

From my experience there is no proven difference between .com, .net, .org
Although many have argued that a .gov or a .edu may have a better advantage.
If this is so, it makes sense for these extensions are not open to the public.
But to answer your question you should be a fine with a .net

coosblues




msg:767284
 1:25 am on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've had a .net site for 4 years. Not one bit of difference in the sector I'm trying to reach, and the domain also has one hypen. I'd say no advantage other than users are use to typing .com, but with good listings is doesn't matter is the least.

Reid




msg:767285
 12:35 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I use .net as well (because the .com version was taken) people say that you lose traffic due to visitors always typing .com by mistake becaquse yrs ago everything was .com (it seemed) but I think since the advent of the .biz .ca .au .uk .this .that people are much more aware now of the extensions so it is no longer a problem.

workingNOMAD




msg:767286
 1:13 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have had equal success with dot org as well as dot com

crick




msg:767287
 2:02 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks all. I think I'll take the .net domain then.

gpmgroup




msg:767288
 2:33 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

[webmasterworld.com...]

Confirmation at #5

simonmc




msg:767289
 3:00 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

You may well think there is no difference because if you don't have the .com you can't actually tell. You don't have access to the stats of the .com site.

I started with .net and managed to aquire the .com later on. I can confirm that even with an established site there is a certain percentage of type-ins that use the .com through habbit. The .com I have is not advertised anywhere and yet people still find me typing it in.

So it is always best to have the .com from a branding perspective at least.

Reid




msg:767290
 5:49 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

what kind of pecentages are you experiencing simonmc?

simonmc




msg:767291
 6:17 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

For me the percentage is pretty low but it does equate to around 800 visitors per month.

Thats 800 visitors that would end up somewhere else if I did not have the .com

Simon

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved