Saturday, March 14, 2009

Does Google pay any attention to a top level domain when ranking websites? Please Give your Suggestion

When talking about regionally specific TLDs, the answer is yes of course. Like we have
already agreed, a country code top level domain is the most effective tool for Geo targeting.

But what about non-country-specific domains? Do they matter with Google Algorithm?

Quite an easy question and yet there is no definitive answer.

Historically, a generic top level domain (a wiki link) shows which type of organization a website belongs to:

* .com = ‘commercial’ (an open TLD)
* .edu = ‘educational’ (limited)
* .gov = ‘governmental’ (limited)
* .mil = ‘military’ (limited)
* .org = ‘(non-profit) organization’ (an open TLD)
* .name = ‘individuals, by name’ (an open TLD)
* .net = ‘network’ (an open TLD)
* .biz = ‘business’ (an open TLD), etc

Let me know . By choosing a domain which may be best , bussiness targeted and seo friendly . up to my point .com and .net is best . Please give u r suggestion based on domain and seo point of view (Google Search engine)

5 comments:

Abd Essamad said...

A solid keyword domain name is the key to establish a strong presence and making the resources of the Internet more reachable. With a great name, it's always easy to reach new and existing clients. Therefore, a number of companies are ready to spend a large amount of money to get hold of and promote a good keyword rich domain name.

Choosing a keyword domain name can be vital to the success of a website. In order to take advantage of search engine traffic, people choose keyword domain. By selecting a domain that is equivalent to a keyword search, websites are able to rank higher for targeted keywords and thus benefit from added traffic and more potential clients. Whether to opt for a brandable domain or a keyword domain is a choice one must make in accordance with their business plan.

Follow these simple rules to maximize the benefit of a keyword domain, accomplish success in directory submissions, and enhance site keyword density:

Structuring

Order the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in such a manner that more vital keywords are listed before those that are less important. For example, if he target keyword is "money" then money-online.com would be more effectual than online-money.com.

Length

1. A majority of studies confirms that a number of people use two words or more in a search; as a result phrases are very useful.

2. Always stick to two-three keywords, with hyphens in between.

3. A lengthy, complex URL is more likely to be rejected by directory editors’ sites from which one would like to receive links.

Correct English and Must Make Sense

1. In order to execute directory submissions and link popularity campaigns, the URL should be grammatically correct.

2. When examined by an editor, "money-online-white.com" might sound like a less-reliable resource while "white-money-online.com" sounds more justifiable and is less likely to be questioned.

Put together "power words"

In order to create a distinctive domain name that is still available, one way is to add another less important word to the mix. A few examples include: now, top, just, goto, pro, guide, online and find etc.

Avoid using most popular keyword phrases

There is intense competition for keywords in the marketplace, so stay away from the most popular keyword phrases. It is impractical to think that a new website could rank number one on a popular phrase like “Shop Online”. A number of well-known companies who have been on the Internet for a few years will have the big advantage of link popularity and click popularity.

Try to register a .com domain

Always use ".com". In case it is a business website, avoid using domains ending with "ru" or "org". At once, one can consider registering a ".net" domain, but as most people are familiar with ".com", it is better to stick to convention.

In addition to the above, an understanding of the domain name system (DNS) is also vital while choosing a domain name. The DNS is set up to make regular words map to IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. In order to connect all computers on the Internet, an IP address is used by networks. A domain name can be up to sixty-three characters, comprising of letters, numbers, or the dash symbol. For example, in the world of computer networking, the web address fishing.com becomes the IP address 124.133.1.1. However, it's the domain name that people around the world use when looking for Web sites or sending an e-mail.

Finally, it is very important to choose a keyword phrase very carefully. This can be considered as one of the most critical decisions one will make regarding the success or failure of a website. One must identify the exact phrase that searchers will use to find a website. The more targeted the campaign is, the more increase in sales will be achieved.

DotComExpert

Topmaker said...

Good question Syed, Easy answer!
You should always go for .com first and .net second and not just for the sake of google attention;
They are the top ones across the board.
Most of your visitors are not familiar with rest ot the Dots unless they have to enter the exact domain name to get to the site without searching first!
Traffic and Back Links are the keys to ranking NOT which Dot you use for your domain.
I disagree with Abd about putting any dashes in the long domain names (Long Tail Keywords); use Camel casing to make it easy to stand out instead, like my domain : TopMarketingReview, Nobody types in dashes when serching for that!
It is a good idea though to get the rest of the dots, park them and point them to your .com or .net domains.

syed alaudeen said...

Thanks for u r useful information to Abd Essamad and topmaker .can it possilble to give a more tips about
rest of two domain . please

.name = ‘individuals, by name’ (
* .biz = ‘business’

Web Snacker said...

we have several .biz domains and they also have good pageranks. While I agree that a top level domain like a .com should be given preference, Google will still rank other sites too as long as you have fresh and good content. At least, this is our sucess story.

cheers

WS
http://websnacker.blogspot.com
http://www.ideasonic.com

Rick said...

As much as I agree with the great majority of comments posted there is one very important and specific issue that has not been discussed and that is relevancy. If your TLD contains proper keywords such as a plumber's web site called mrplumber.com and the content is rich with keyword content your searches will increase due to the new "Florida" relevancy factors. Each new search is ranked now. If you type plumbers in the search it is ranked as low however if your search is "plumbers in detroit" your search rank is higher providing your website with placement according to TLD, title, content and relevancy.