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(Entry was posted by Ewald van der Hoop on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Saturday, March 1, 2014).

Has a .directory TLD any benefits over a CcTLD for a directory website?

Has a .directory TLD any benefits over a CcTLD for a directory website??

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  • Ewald van der Hoop: Has a .directory TLD any benefits over a CcTLD for a directory website?
  • Jim Munro: Until some who knows what they are talking about comes along, Ewald, I am going to say no difference whatsoever.
  • Ewald van der Hoop: Thanks, Jim. No difference is good, as a CcTLD might normal be the best choice. ;-)
  • Pe lagic: A non-geotargeted GTLD will have a slight advantage over a CcTLD for global queries, and a slight disadvantage for a country's specific queries.

    You could have also asked if .directory TLDs have any benefits over the established GTLDs, in which case the answer would be as  ;pointed out, ;no difference whatsoever.

    For GTLDs, using G's Webmaster Tools, you can either set a geotarget, or disable G's auto-geotargeting (unlisted). If you were to set it to a particular country, then compared to a CcTLD, again it would make no difference.
  • Ewald van der Hoop: Thanks for the clarification, Pe lagic.

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