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Naughty site on the .com, will it affect the .co.uk?

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  1. figleaf007 United Kingdom

    figleaf007 Active Member

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    Hi

    Interesting one for you, I've found a co.uk that I want to use for a nice, normal shopping site, however, the .com equivalent is a very naughty site. Do you think goog and chums will take this into account in terms of search engine rankings? I like to think they will differentiate but if anyone has any thoughts or experience on the matter, would love to know?

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    I just think you may get loads of hits but not many click throughs.

    I have a site where people cant be finding what they are expecting as they see the homepage and click away..
     
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    I don't think it will affect the SEO performance of the .co.uk. The Google algorithm can check WHOIS data so it will see that the .co.uk is owned by someone else and I doubt that you will be unduly penalised.

    You have more of a reputation issue because people might be shocked if they go to the .com by mistake.

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    Thanks Accelerator

    I agree, could be an issue with mis-directed traffic, shame cos the .co.uk is perfect for what I want...will ponder it over Xmas

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    Firebox.com the gadget site was called hotbox.co.uk but hotbox.com was a porn site so they changed their name as it was harming the business.
     
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