Wanting to start a wiki site... Better to use a .wiki domain, or wiki in the domain with a .com ?

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Hey all. I am wanting to start a wiki site for a little niche I have been involved in for some time now.

Would it be better (SEO, etc) to have a .wiki domain or just the word "wiki" in the domain name with .com ?
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    It doesn't matter. The TLD has nothing to do with ranking nor do the words in a domain name - at least not directly (although the words, themselves, can serve as anchor text when someone links to the site using just the domain name).

    Either way, there would be no difference SEO-wise.

    Pick the one that will be easiest for real people to remember (knowing that most people remember sites as being .com, whether they are or not).
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    • Ok thanks! so for google listing/SEO, it does not matter. Check!

      Now for people remembering. Lets just say my wiki idea for this niche (hypothetical) is ... socks.

      Lets say the main ones are not taken such sockswiki .com wikisocks .com etc... Now, what if I had the opportunity to acquire Socks .wiki

      Would having socks .wiki be easier to remember for people than something like SocksWiki .com ?

      FYI, its my niche is not socks lol, just using that for explanation purposes.
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        Originally Posted by Charles Valiente View Post

        Ok thanks! so for google listing/SEO, it does not matter. Check!

        Now for people remembering. Lets just say my wiki idea for this niche (hypothetical) is ... socks.

        Lets say the main ones are not taken such sockswiki .com wikisocks .com etc... Now, what if I had the opportunity to acquire Socks .wiki

        Would having socks .wiki be easier to remember for people than something like SocksWiki .com ?

        FYI, its my niche is not socks lol, just using that for explanation purposes.
        There's no way to know, really. When in doubt, buy them all and re-direct them to one of the versions.
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