.us url, should I kill it?

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I made the rookie mistake of using a .us url for a website because it was the only way I could get an exact match domain. I now know how to get around that issue. I'm on page 2 of Google with a PR2 and I've spent some time (and money) building backlinks. The site has about 15 pages of good content and all the articles are in the 1,000 word range. Should I kill this site and rebuild with a dot com, net, or org or should l or just keep building on this site. If I kill, will there be any duplicate content issues if a wait a few days before republishing with the same content?. Any other suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Originally Posted by Putting4Par View Post

    I made the rookie mistake of using a .us url for a website because it was the only way I could get an exact match domain. I now know how to get around that issue. I'm on page 2 of Google with a PR2 and I've spent some time (and money) building backlinks. The site has about 15 pages of good content and all the articles are in the 1,000 word range. Should I kill this site and rebuild with a dot com, net, or org or should l or just keep building on this site. If I kill, will there be any duplicate content issues if a wait a few days before republishing with the same content?. Any other suggestions?
    Thanks
    They say it doesn't matter what TLD, but I had better luck with com/net/org
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      They say it doesn't matter what TLD
      They are idiots if they are saying it doesn't effect SEO. It may not hurt sales if you're only using the domain as a landing pages for sites like Warrior Forum, but .com's, .net's, and .org's will always be favored above the rest.

      If you are wanting to start anew then the best thing would be too move the same website to the new domain and then do a 301 redirect from the old domain to the new one so that all links will stay intact.
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      • Profile picture of the author secretja
        Originally Posted by Chase Watts View Post

        They are idiots if they are saying it doesn't effect SEO. It may not hurt sales if you're only using the domain as a landing pages for sites like Warrior Forum, but .com's, .net's, and .org's will always be favored above the rest.

        If you are wanting to start anew then the best thing would be too move the same website to the new domain and then do a 301 redirect from the old domain to the new one so that all links will stay intact.
        But renew domain for 1 more year. I lost bunch of backlinks and site was redirected 6 months.
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  • Profile picture of the author Putting4Par
    Thanks for the great advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    No problem, that's what we are here for
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Luis
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      .us domain name is great for words that end in "us." Such as fabulo.us, delicio.us, ridiculo.us, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author pow999
    .com is king. period.
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  • Profile picture of the author kultronik
    Guys from SEO expert academy course have shown in their launch videos some good case studies with .cc and .com domains that they ranked really fast on a top 3 positions in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
    If you have already done the work and you are already PR2 and on page 2 of Google then there is no reason to kill it....but next time a com/net/org would be best....the site is an asset..no reason to throw assets in the trash...

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author igg
    You can kill it and use a 301 redirect there would be no issues then and if the site is for professional services then use .com otherwise not that big a deal.
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