• http://www.tag44.com tag44

    Thanks for the post and for the very resourceful information but even i think that in future specific country domains i.e. local domains or .co.cc domains and such other would really take place over .com domains.

  • http://www.audettemedia.com Adam Audette

    Excellent article, Andy. Informed and entertaining writing. And hard to argue with!

  • http://searchengineland.com Andy Atkins-Krüger

    Thanks Adam and tag44 for your support! I’m surprised there aren’t more people disagreeing with me!

  • http://AlanCh AlanCh

    Sound advice. In addition – as I’m sure you know, but not all USA-based folk realise – in the ‘rest of the world’ Google offers the option of search ‘the web’ or ‘pages from UK’ [France, Germany etc].

    If the user opts for the latter, it is always the local suffix that takes priority. Even my ‘.eu’ isn’t rated by Google UK.

  • http://searchengineland.com Andy Atkins-Krüger

    That’s correct – and some 15%+ of traffic goes through those geo-radio buttons so it’s worth getting in there!

  • jesse

    Initially I thought it doesn’t matter whether to have a local domain or a global one when we do multilingual SEO. As the majority of traffic will have probably been guided there through the use of keywords. But the reasons you provided make a lot more sense now. Thanks for the article!