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.com/.co.uk whats the heirarchy?
Purchased both .com and .co.uk, a question on heirarchy

 12:42 pm on Feb 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi all,
I registered a domain some 4 years ago and purchased the .com/.co.uk/.info/.biz etc at the time. I started small with the .co.uk and have more or less got it to where I want it to be. Now I want to get the .com of the same name visible but don't want to damage the rankings or crawling. What are the issues to be wary of? Regards John.



 1:17 pm on Feb 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Put different content on each domain.


 1:36 pm on Feb 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Unless you have a compelling reason do nothing.

If your site has outgrow its UK focus, then moving to .com has some merit. However in the short term at least traffic and ranking are likely to be effected.

Regards Dave


 4:48 pm on Feb 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the above. So how does google etc differentiate from .com to .co.uk? For example the big e auction site, when you search in a search engine, what decides where you are directed to .com or .co.uk?


 8:47 pm on Feb 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

The destination of the link decides.


 10:59 pm on Feb 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the prompt reply, yes I kind of figured about the link, what I mean is there a problem with having seperate landing pages (a .com and a .co.uk) which then filter into the same auction program?


 12:44 am on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Having more than one URL that returns the same page is asking for trouble, while the situation may be changing [webmasterworld.com...] I can not any advantage.

There is no problem is .co.uk takes you to different auction items than .com, or if one domain redirects to the other.

You need a consistent business model, separate stores is valid, but don't do a half job and leave search engines and customers confused.

[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 7:57 pm (utc) on Feb. 15, 2009]
[edit reason] fixed link [/edit]


 9:04 am on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks. I take your advice. I tried the link, but it is a 404! I will have a mooch around the google forum to glean some knowledge on the redirect. Thanks again.


 9:08 am on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

the url work great without the comma!

Search Engines Agree on "Canonical tag" [webmasterworld.com]


 9:42 am on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

*L* Thanks Phrangue

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