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    ".travel" domains - SEO potential on google?


    Provided the site was relevant to travel/accommodation, does anyone know if google regards .travel domains as highly as .com in terms of page position and PR?
    Are there any clear benefits to doing so?
    Can anyone find any good examples of successful .travel domains?

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    Last edited by Emily.s; May 13th, 2009 at 09:45 AM.
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    Google would treat it just the same as any other top level domain.

    There isn't one top level domain type "better" than any other.
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    no, thats not right.
    I know for a fact google give penalties to .info domains regardless.
    If i were google, I would rank websites with relevant domain suffixes higher. makes sense doesnt it..?
    I just cant find any examples of page one .travel domains

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    Originally Posted by Emily.s
    no, thats not right.
    I know for a fact google give penalties to .info domains regardless.
    If i were google, I would rank websites with relevant domain suffixes higher. makes sense doesnt it..?
    I just cant find any examples of page one .travel domains
    Check out this thread about .info
    http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/the-purpose-of-a-info-domain-249373.html

    All TLDs are treated equal by google so far. When this will change, u will be notified

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    has google stated that?

    cheers
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    Originally Posted by Emily.s
    no, thats not right.
    I know for a fact google give penalties to .info domains regardless.
    If i were google, I would rank websites with relevant domain suffixes higher. makes sense doesnt it..?
    I just cant find any examples of page one .travel domains
    Google wants to return quality and relevant results. Why should a crappy site on one top level domain rank above a quality site on a a different top level domain?

    The fact is that apart from when Google uses a country specific extension to determine relevance it does not matter at all what the tld is.

    Even when it does use the country specific tld it only uses it as a geographical indicator, a non-country-specific TLD can still be included in a geographical google (based on other factors such as hosting location and link profile) and has just as good chance of ranking as the country specific domains.

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    it's a level playing field out there, TLD or countryCode wise. G treats 'em all the same...no diff at all.

    anything else thought by anyone else is just not true. period!

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    Jim

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    So the millions of times I've seen on this forum that links from .gov and .edu sites are inherently more valuable than links from .coms - that was all false?
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    Originally Posted by Aignam
    So the millions of times I've seen on this forum that links from .gov and .edu sites are inherently more valuable than links from .coms - that was all false?
    They are not more valuable because of their TLD.

    However, not every Tom, Richard or Harry can register a .edu or .gov domain. They tend to be strictly non-commercial and have high quality content, so they attract lots of their own backlinks and build up a lot of trust with Google. They also quite often are authorities for a number of subjects.

    So a link from a .gov or .edu is quite often a high quality one because of the side effects of their editorial quality, trust and link equity.

    However it's not something inherent in the TLD.

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    • Aignam agrees : I think alot of people don't know that, if it's true

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