Any SEO for using a keyword extension in a domain name?

Any SEO for using a keyword extension in a domain name?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Storm, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Storm

    Storm Active Member

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    I keep seeing these new domain extensions like .guru, .hosting, .market and things like that.

    Is there any SEO benefit for using one of those new domain extensions?
     
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  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    I was looking into this last year (2016) and found out that Google states that the domain extension is ignored and is not a ranking factor as long as you are talking about Generic TLD's.

    If you have a country code extension like .co.uk then you will get a slight amount of positive SEO for the search results in that location.