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Will non US domain names affect SEO?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Matthew Hawley, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Will a .se domain name affect SEO?
     
  2. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    That depends on the authority of the site. Are you planning to use this tld to create a url thats easy for users? Like youtu.be
     
  3. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Yes.
     
  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I think this is a very interesting question. If your site is authoritative then I would expect Google to pick up on it but I would not ditch the old domain.
    If this is a new site, then its uncharted territory. A Swedish tld will score better in google.se
    How do you expect Google and other SE to recognize that the site is not Swedish or oriented on Sweden?
     
  5. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I don't have an old domain name. I'm starting a new site.
     
  6. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    The domain is coderba.se
     
  7. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Would coderbase.net be better?
     
  8. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Are you having a conversation with yourself or thinking out loud? What's the point of asking a question if you answer them yourself?

    I'm out of here!
     
  9. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    If you want coderba.se to be the main url, then take both and use the urls as aliases. Use coderba.se in the logo and xf config.
    You can also use more advanced SEO methods, but that's another story.
     
  10. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I don't have enough money for both. Coderba.se is $30 and the .net is $10.
     
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    If money is an issue and the .net TLD is cheaper, what benefit do you perceive would be gained by using the .se TLD?
     
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  12. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Idk...I think the .SE is cooler.
     
  13. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    And its shorter.
     
  14. silence

    silence Well-Known Member

    Yeah I did this a while ago. My domain is xenogamers.org and I purchased xenogame.rs. After a while the coolness factor wears off, and it just becomes a money burden (the .rs domain was $75 a year)
    Just get the cheaper one and use the rest of the money on something worthwhile lol.
     
  15. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Ok I'm gonna get .net. I tried code.rs, which was taken. :( If code.rs was available it would definitely be worth the money. :p
     
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  16. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member


    Unless your trying to corner Sweden, the .net would be better for global status.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.se
     
  17. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I thank @Ernest L. Defoe for inspiring me to use .ms. I am going to buy codeforu.ms. >: D
     
  18. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Hey @Matthew Hawley give me a few minutes and I will send you a coupon code to save yourself like $14.00 on a .ms domain.
     
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  19. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    BOUGHT IT!
     
  20. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    You get the discount?
     

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