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How does google rank various TLDs



3:36 pm on Sep 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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My clients name has been taken with the TLD .com and .co.uk so was thinking about going for a .uk.com extension.

Has anyone any experience of finding it hard to be ranked well with an extension as .uk.com or similar.



4:08 pm on Sep 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Be aware that with yourdomain.uk.com you're not actually buying a domain name, but a subdomain of uk.com.

AkanDian rain

4:11 pm on Sep 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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You shouldn't have a problem in a general search of the major engines. Regionally focued searches may be a problem.

However, I'm far from an expert on this subject :)


4:16 pm on Sep 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Regionally focued searches may be a problem

I presume you mean when searching for UK only sites on Google?


6:04 pm on Sep 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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You can do this, it's ok.

I see people get #1 listings and they use this:
etc etc.

and it works i can see that, they rank mostly higher than me.

But that's not difficult this month my listings drop out of google like dead birds drop out of a tree.


8:19 pm on Sep 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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re regional searches

If your site is being hosted in the uk, then a .com domain will show up in "uk only" searches.

If your site is .co.uk and hosted outside the UK, it will also appear in "uk only" searches.

The question is... will your .uk.com be hosted within the UK? If not, you will not appear in UK searches.

Also, AOL, when doing a 'uk only' search, will only give priority to .co.uk domains for their 'google filtered' results. (when I last checked!)

I would get a .co.uk domain to be safe :)


8:59 pm on Sep 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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If youve got the cash to spare, take a look at .tc domain names ( and other low subscription TLD's )

I've had quite a bit of success with these as yourkeyword.tc is more than often available ( such as cannabis.tc (not mine and still free btw)). Google seems not to mind about these ( not that they can't change their mind and cotton on and drop them !?! )

.tc & a few other domains can be registered at http://www.adamsnames.tc for around $50 per annum.


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