.co Domains

by wwimbish4 16 replies
Does anyone out there know how Google classifies the newer .co domains. They are advertised as "premium domains," but how do they stack up against the .com, .net, and .org group? Google love? or Google slap?...
#search engine optimization #domains
  • Profile picture of the author TheGrooby
    The more time I get under my belt the more I realize that it doesn't matter what extension you use... SEO and unique (good) content will get you better rankings, regardless.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Yeah I think as long as you set up the site probably then it should be okay. I think Google just see it the same as .net or .org
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Same as any domain. Do the SEO work and they get ranked. I have several that rank high for their keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    They are not any better or more valuable in Google's eyes when it comes to SEO. Some people may be trying to portray the .co domains as being "premium", but I think that is pretty subjective, kind of like how beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder!

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterO1
    It's important to remember that a certain extension of a Domain will not take more preference over good regular quality content/back links.

    I've not had any experience testing .co extensions but I tend to stick with what I know and what has been tested, especially if you're only thinking for SEO purposes.

    All the best....Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Anne1985
    Extensions don't matter I believe, but that's my opinion
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    The TLD really does not matter when it comes to ranking a site (Google has confirmed this in several interviews), so if you're going to get a .co domain it has to definitely be for other reasons!
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  • Profile picture of the author nelaffiliate
    From experience I can tell you that it really doesn't matter. My .co website still works well. Just as the other warriors advised here, do the SEO work and apply some good content. They rank well when the right things are done.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahesh2010
    Hi,
    This depends upon seo of your website and not .com or .edu etc
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  • Profile picture of the author ankitnagpal
    yes .co s same as .com .net etc. but avoid .info domains
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    • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
      Originally Posted by softsolutions View Post

      but avoid .info domains
      <sigh> another one.... :rolleyes:

      Google the following bold terms below...

      This does beg the question, have you ever searched for info on Noam Chomsky? How about regular expressions, roman coins,craft ideas, or how to check your page rank? Maybe you've never needed to do some research to find out if New York was a sanctuary city or to find out something about New York transit. Did you ever look into Spain tourism?. Oh, and have you thought about moving your money to a local bank before you go shopping on Black Friday?
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by bgmacaw View Post

        <sigh> another one.... :rolleyes:

        Google the following bold terms below...

        This does beg the question, have you ever searched for info on Noam Chomsky? How about regular expressions, roman coins,craft ideas, or how to check your page rank? Maybe you've never needed to do some research to find out if New York was a sanctuary city or to find out something about New York transit. Did you ever look into Spain tourism?. Oh, and have you thought about moving your money to a local bank before you go shopping on Black Friday?
        Thanks for jumping in, sometimes I think we should just let them carry on with their misguided notions so that we can have the 'cream of the crop' .info domains to yourselves, lol!
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by bgmacaw View Post

        <sigh> another one.... :rolleyes:

        Google the following bold terms below...

        This does beg the question, have you ever searched for info on Noam Chomsky? How about regular expressions, roman coins,craft ideas, or how to check your page rank? Maybe you've never needed to do some research to find out if New York was a sanctuary city or to find out something about New York transit. Did you ever look into Spain tourism?. Oh, and have you thought about moving your money to a local bank before you go shopping on Black Friday?
        Thanks for jumping in quickly, sometimes I think we should just let them carry on with their misguided notions so that we can have the 'cream of the crop' .info domains to ourselves, lol!
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        • Profile picture of the author PeterO1
          Yes That's right.

          Although I haven't checked out those sites listed yet I have known of some VERY successful .info sites.

          I think when they were first made available they were so cheap that a lot of spammers were using them and Google didn't like them.

          But now Google have been able to sort a lot of that out and now looks more at the content of the site and the inbound links. this is now what determins the rise and fall of websites...

          Peter
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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by PeterO1 View Post

            Yes That's right.

            Although I haven't checked out those sites listed yet I have known of some VERY successful .info sites.

            I think when they were first made available they were so cheap that a lot of spammers were using them and Google didn't like them.

            But now Google have been able to sort a lot of that out and now looks more at the content of the site and the inbound links. this is now what determins the rise and fall of websites...

            Peter
            Peter, this is absolutely true. And I get the strong feeling that no matter what we tell these people in here, they've got deep rooted prejudices against .info domains and just won't want to have anything to do with them.

            I'm not complaining though, as there are so many great exact match keyword domains still available as .infos which are not available with the other more popular TLDs.

            Paul
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            • Profile picture of the author paulgl
              Hard to beat those deep rooted feelings! We all have them.
              I think that's the worst part for a dot info on this side.
              People just have a distaste for them and it skews their judgment.
              But google is not human, thankfully.

              I know dot biz was considered junk and spam when it came out.
              By everybody. Those days are long gone. This is no longer 1999.
              People are now used to many extensions, .tv for example.

              People and search engines readily except anything.

              dot co IMHO has been a big cyber squatting bust.

              That's the bottom line. Don't get suckered into any magic from
              an extension, either way. Country specific not withstanding.

              Paul
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