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07 March 2007 19:02pm
hi i made the mistake of getting a .org instead of a .co or .com domain name does anyone know if this will affect my google rating , THANKS ANDREW
E-Business Consultant at Dan Barker
08 March 2007 10:22am
You don't give much background, so I'll keep this fairly general. If you post a few more details (perhaps give the site address? how long's it been around? what's triggered you to worry about thsi?) I'll try and help out more.
org is best if:
if you're using .org & to target the UK:
A couple of things to maximise your chances of success if you are solely focused on the UK:
Hope that's of some use,
08 March 2007 12:34pm
hi i did it all very cheap ie, built it on Tripod, and hosted it with 'freeparking'
and used .com cos it was cheaper, before realising how important this is for my business, though i dont want to spend lots of money on hosting etc,
i was told that it is masked
and .co.uk maybe better
i am trying to unmask my site at freeparking
but was considering moving to host 1&1
was told hosting is better than parking
so i have the choice of registrar transfer or just DNS transfer
or should i just build a new site and get a new domain name from 1&1
any help would be most appreciated. my head is sore!
Managing Director at Receptional Ltd
08 March 2007 12:42pm
"but was considering moving to host 1&1"
1&1's datacenters are in Germany. Don't put a .com targetted at the UK on 1&1 if you want organic search traffic.
08 March 2007 13:52pm
this is a .org.uk, not a .org. They are very different things! You should have no problem whatsoever with google UK rankings using this (not because of the .org.uk anyway). Though the other issues you mention will harm your search results:
18 March 2007 03:21am
hi daniel was wondering how to get in touch with you again? sorry if you are busy
maybe you were just looking for business? fair enough if you were.
On 13:52:52 8 March 2007 danielb wrote:
hi, Andrew,this is a .org.uk, not a .org. They are very different things! You should have no problem whatsoever with google UK rankings using this (not because of the .org.uk anyway). Though the other issues you mention will harm your search results:
yep, get rid of the free hosting
avoid framed masking
if this is your main business & the website is integral to that, i'd recommend getting someone to sort out both the hosting issue & the design of the site
feel free to drop me an email (address is in my profile) if you'd like any help/suggestions with that.daniel
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