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Google's current placings for .uk -v- .net/.com?

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  1. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

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    Just a quickie I hope! :)

    I'm looking to establish a new site in Google quickly and compete into page 1 of results for certain keywords. I have the .co.uk, the org.uk (no hyphens on either) and a hyphenated .net in the 2 keyword terms for my domain name(s).

    With Google's new look, without the radio button/results, i.e. 'pages from the UK' option etc, is Google placing .net and .com's above co.uk now?

    Should I actively use & promote the .net even though it's hyphenated and park the .uk names on top of it, or use the better .co.uk name and park the others? :)

    Thanks everyone. :)
     
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    Your uks will show in uk results, your .net will show in all results.

    Depends where geographically you want to appear.
     
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    Thanks for the post & help, dashu. :)

    So, that's definitely still the case, despite the recent Google changes? :cool:
     
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    As far as I'm aware it's still the same. Matt Cutts covered this on his blog recently, a .de, .co.uk etc extention presupposes that the content will be more relevant to local users, and so the site will be indexed & show in those local results rather than a .co.uk showing up in singapore, etc.

    A .net doesn't really have any ties to a specific country, so I believe it's still the same.

    I think :)
     
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