Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.196.231.129

Message Too Old, No Replies

.com versus other "weird" tlds

...any difference in rankings?

     
6:33 pm on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 13, 2003
posts:151
votes: 0


Has anyone had any experience of using non-standard tld's? For example, remotewidget.tv instead of remotewidget.com? I'm thinking of using one for a new site, as it has a catchy ring to it, but wondering if doing so might harm potential SERPs.

I.e. all things being equal, would a .com rank higher than a .tv?

4:13 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 15, 2005
posts:86
votes: 0


I think .com is best, but it is just a hunch.

What about .info? They are getting popular as well.

Anyone have any answers on this?

4:25 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 8, 2004
posts:1679
votes: 0


I.e. all things being equal, would a .com rank higher than a .tv?

It should not -- geographical TLDs like .uk can play their role however.

5:39 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 4, 2005
posts:621
votes: 0


.Com is the daddy

Country Code TLDs (CCtlds) are also good, especially among patriotic visitors. They can also help for your "local search".

Domains like .tv and .ws send me personally a message of spam. I'd stay away.

.co.uk, .ca., .com.au are popular CCTlds.

If no .com, go for .net

5:56 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 8, 2004
posts:1679
votes: 0


Domains like .tv and .ws send me personally a message of spam. I'd stay away.

Do you look at the TLD of the top result in SERPs before deciding to click on it and find out exactly what it is split second later? Even if you do, majority people don't, so its just a question of whether .tv's get some intrinsic penalty in SERPs, which is possible, but there is so much span in .com's that I can't see point penalising whole of .tv's

5:59 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 7, 2002
posts:906
votes: 0


I prefer
.com
.Ws
.Pro
stay away from .net as you'll just be building traffic for the .com

.Info for informational sites

.Biz seems to be over run by korean spammers

rest of the ccTLDS (.co.uk , .It , .De etc..
are perfect for targeting localCountry specific traffic.

.Tv ..not unless you are in that medium ..

you can use any extesion you like just make sure your content fits the extension. As was pointed out the only extensions treated differently by the SE's are the big ccTLDS (treated usually as a local extension..as they should be )

.Travel .Mobi have been approved but you'll need credentials

.EU should be set to go by years end

6:05 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tropical_island is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 16, 2002
posts:2744
votes: 0


We have a small .info site and it is highly ranked - #1 for it's main term.
6:16 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 5, 2003
posts:228
votes: 0


Non .coms are fine as far as the search engines are concerned. The only issues are memorability and credibility.
6:57 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 8, 2004
posts:1679
votes: 0


The only issues are memorability and credibility.

I find that the only thing worth to remember about someone's URLs are the keywords (even misspelt) used to find that site in my favourite search engine: can't be bothered with bookmarks even (unless I check site very often).

Its another matter if you advertise your site in press or on TV, where having .com or .localTLD is essential.

8:37 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:July 5, 2004
posts:470
votes: 0


Extension shouldn't matter unless they are area specific, but as far as .tv , .biz .etc goes, they should be treated equally by Google. I think the issue is that not many folks will invest a year or two building up a .name or a .info so this creates the impression they are not treated equally.
11:54 pm on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 5, 2003
posts:228
votes: 0



I think the issue is that not many folks will invest a year or two building up a .name or a .info so this creates the impression they are not treated equally.

The dominance of .coms in the SERPs is wholly explained by the fact that they tend to be people's first choice and that there are therefore more of them registered; there's no reason to think that other tlds are penalised.

6:50 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 20, 2002
posts:933
votes: 0


.Tv ..not unless you are in that medium ..

.tv does not stand for television.