Country TLD or .COM???

by DaneSebastion Banned
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Hey there,

I have a question;

I want to rank and dominate for a niche here in my country. It is a small place and very competitive. I am deciding whether to purchase the local country TLD and the main TLD (com) or purchase the main TLD (com) on it own?

Like to hear from anyone with good solid experience on this one?

Thanks

Dane
#country #dominate #niche #tld
  • Profile picture of the author Johnny Optimo
    I think you should get the TLD for your country if you want to get local results; I had an .in domain once and got a ton of traffic from india.

    You could get both domains though - and if there's a language besides english spoken in your country you could translate between both of the domains
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    • Profile picture of the author sam770
      I would go for .Com
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsander1
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    • Profile picture of the author swarnjitgill
      Definitely the country domain. People are loyal towards their local websites than .com.
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    • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
      Well you are talking about for your contry...then TLD for your country will be good for you...google says that they give equal priority to every TLDs
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  • Profile picture of the author RSingha
    Local tld is best but get the .Com as well, its only ten bucks.
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    • Profile picture of the author DaneSebastion
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      Some people swear by .com and others say the local. I'm thinking about doing both, now if I do what is the best way to handle this do I either;

      1.) Redirect one TLD to the other, if so what is the best way to do this?
      2.) Do I put a one page website on for both but with separate content?
      3.) If I have two web sites do I link them?

      I want to keep this simple so I don't get bogged down with too many details?

      What say you experts, you're welcome to make a comment...

      Thanks

      Dane
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      • Profile picture of the author Psst
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        Originally Posted by DaneSebastion View Post

        Some people swear by .com and others say the local. I'm thinking about doing both, now if I do what is the best way to handle this do I either;

        1.) Redirect one TLD to the other, if so what is the best way to do this?
        2.) Do I put a one page website on for both but with separate content?
        3.) If I have two web sites do I link them?

        I want to keep this simple so I don't get bogged down with too many details?

        What say you experts, you're welcome to make a comment...

        Thanks

        Dane
        To target the local people, if there was a city code TLD, I'd take that.

        As far as using both the .com and the ccTLD together, you can use the .com one to host the English translated version of your site if your site is in your local language.
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        • Profile picture of the author DaneSebastion
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          Originally Posted by Psst View Post

          To target the local people, if there was a city code TLD, I'd take that.

          As far as using both the .com and the ccTLD together, you can use the .com one to host the English translated version of your site if your site is in your local language.
          Hey,

          It's an English speaking country...

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          • Profile picture of the author Psst
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            Originally Posted by DaneSebastion View Post

            Hey,

            It's an English speaking country...

            D
            Then no need to register a .com domain name
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek Solomon
    I agree with Johny. Country TLDs will help you to dominate the local market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Murray
    I would go for the country local TLD and local hosting i.e. country specific hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author aryangarg
    if you want local visitors to your website then local TLD would work great! For example if you live in germany and want to target only german people then you can buy .DE .. You will get high rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustMint
    I Have a similar question, except I want to market a business in 2 English speaking countries - UK and Australia (the business is me - consulting!)
    I'm tossing up whether to run 2 sites on .com.au and .co.uk or just 1 .com site and try and backlink / otimize pages / KWs for boh countries.
    Different people have advised me to do both, so not sure either. Let me know what you decide.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    If you want to rank in the search engines for your country than purchase the country TLD. Simple as that.

    Country TLDs will have a much higher opportunity of ranking in that countries Google/search engines than a normal .COM
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