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No Google traffic for .me.uk sites?

     
7:29 pm on Oct 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Whats google got against .me.uk sites, check these stats for the weirdest ever...

Links from an Internet Search Engine - Full list
- Google (Images) 813 1267
- Yahoo 35 38
- Ask Jeeves 8 8
- Google 6 6
- Unknown search engines 3 4
- MSN 2 2
- AOL 1 1

not one hit from the main search engine, images ...loads

any ideas anyone?

Thanks

8:14 pm on Oct 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google does not use the domain extension in their algo, plus they've got lots of .me.uk sites in the index - try inurl:.me.uk

If it's search traffic, then all the SEO principles we discuss here come into play.

9:53 pm on Oct 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well all my .me.uk domains do amazingly badly in google, put them alongside .org.uk domains or .co.uk domains and the difference is amazing, massively down in serps, for example a site i have is 3 years old, its got 100+ backlinks and if search for :-

domain.me.uk then all the pages with the links on come back first before the acutal domain, its like google is massively penalizing anything with .me.uk on?

Interested to say that google doesnt look at the extension, I wish it didnt but it seems I have loads of proof that it does?

11:26 pm on Oct 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well, Google reps have consistently said the extension doesn't factor in at all. But given the .me.uk was set up as a personal domain, it might be hard to get a strong backlink profile.