Thread: .com vs .us, which is best?
02-22-2017, 08:59 AM #1
.com vs .us, which is best?
I was thinking about setting up a dedicated ecommerce website and have been looking at domain names. Since my target buyer will be in the United States which domain extension will be best for SEO, a .com or .us?
I read that country domains get better results in local searches so I thought about a .us.
.com vs .us, which is best? Any thoughts on this?
02-22-2017, 09:24 AM #2
Always go with the .com, don't even bother with country specific domains. Not worth it.
02-22-2017, 02:07 PM #3Always go with the .com, don't even bother with country specific domains. Not worth it.
02-23-2017, 06:01 AM #4
02-23-2017, 06:46 AM #5
02-23-2017, 07:20 AM #6
.us makes zero sense for a ecommerce site.
02-24-2017, 09:43 AM #7
02-24-2017, 12:34 PM #8
02-24-2017, 08:16 PM #9
Be very careful who you listen to. The majority of information on the net is written by people that have never successfully used the information they are spewing. Also a ton of the information is spun, fake or just false.
Listen and learn from people that have ACTUALLY been a success from exactly what they are teaching you.
Don't get paralysis by analysis. Just do it. Get that site up and learn as you go. You will learn a lot more by actually taking action and quit trying to over analyse things.
02-25-2017, 01:30 AM #10
03-01-2017, 03:58 PM #11
If the .com is available to register or purchase from someone else, you should go with it.
E commerce sites are best with .com, whatever be the country.
03-02-2017, 02:06 AM #12
03-02-2017, 07:46 AM #13
You can by multiple domains point to the same place. Only SEO for the main domain.
03-02-2017, 08:19 AM #14
I will always use dot com if possible, and never consider dot other extensions. Dot com is more general and user-friendly. If in case you would like to seduce search engines with a more targetted keywords that are included in the domain, then extensions other than dot com are best.
Last edited by Sam; 03-07-2017 at 11:06 PM.
03-02-2017, 02:28 PM #15
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03-17-2017, 11:12 AM #19
03-17-2017, 06:03 PM #20
03-18-2017, 06:37 AM #21
I just don't know much about ecommerce sites so that's one reason why I have been going slower. If it was a regular blog site or something I would have had something setup by now.
I tend to overthink and overanalyze things as you can tell. LOL
03-19-2017, 09:18 AM #22
.Com is much more popular and like a "common-international" domain extension. Just go with .com.
If we were your guest/client, we would prefer the .com website to the .us.
The .com is not like a local site, but the .us is.
It's like a face of your business.
03-19-2017, 02:32 PM #23
You really are over analyzing this as Rob pointed out many posts ago.
If you look at Google's own stats, 58% of all web addresses are using the .com extension.
Unless you are a government agency or a nonprofit website the first extension that comes to mind from 96% of web users is the .com extension. Those are the exact stats I put out to my students in there class on Introduction to Domain Names and Extensions for a successful website. I gathered these stats at the close of 2016, from Google themselves to update my course material.
Think about it, briefly, with all the available extensions that are currently being sold, 58% of developers still prefer to use the .com extension. I have had many customers find all kinds of creative ways to spell their domain name in order to be certain they had a .com extension, even though their preferred name was available in multiple other extensions.
There is a reason it is the most popular, it is the original address scheme for the web, it has been around since the beginning. In 1984 when the web was first being implemented all web addresses were developed around a number scheme. A real pain in the ass to remember, but it worked. In 1985 domain names began to emerge, and the extensions, .com, .net and .org were introduced.
At that time there were restriction on who could apply for a .net and .org extension. So the .com extension took off as the common extension of the web.
Today there are over 300 extensions for the web. Some are still restricted as to who apply for them, some are reserved for certain audiences, to help better filter the web content, and others are open for domain name inclusion.
If you can find a way to make your name on a .com extension, do it!!!! Case closed, that is the best extension currently. If you have to chose another extension because there is no way to get your name in a .com format, choose a .net, that is the second most popular. Between the 2 extensions they have 89% of the internet. Over 298 extensions, share what is left.
I hope this helps answer your question.,
03-21-2017, 05:03 AM #24
When something isn't available in a traditional domain name I have seen a lot of people and companies create a name that had no meaning till they came up with it. Is doing something like that a good idea or is that a last desperate measure to take?
05-28-2017, 11:27 PM #25
When you do marketing you'd have to emphasize the .us part. For instance, if you had a site called TheFunCarWash.us, then you'd have to advertise it as "TheFunCarWash.us" not "The Fun Car Wash". However, there could be some disagreement whether this extra step will help with a customer's memory. Is there anyone who thinks this particular advertising method won't work? For instance, what if they think the "us" part is part of the domain name and not the extension?
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