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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Does Domain Extension Affect SEO? Google's John Mueller Explains - Search Engine Journal

Last updated Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:53 ET , Source: NewsService

Does your domain extension affect SEO? Google's John Mueller answers a series of questions related to the SEO impact of domains.

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Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller answers whether your domain extension affects SEO, and other questions related to the search impact of domain choices.

These questions are answered in the latest intallment of the Ask Googlebot video series on YouTube.

Mueller addresses questions related to how dot-com compares to other domain extensions, gTLDs vs ccTLDs, www vs non-www, and more.

Here are all the questions answered in the video, along with Mueller’s full responses.

Are .Com Domains Better?

The first question is one of the most common, especially among people registering a domain for the first time.

Are .com domains better than others?

The person who submitted the question also asks if it’s acceptable to use a newer extension, like a .space domain.

Mueller says:

“Sure, go for it. The newer top-level domains (TLDs) are equivalent to other generic top-level domains like .com when it comes to SEO. Pick something you like, there are lots of options out there now.”

WWW Or Non-WWW Domains?

Is it better to use a www or non-www version of a domain name?

Mueller says:

“You can use whichever you prefer. Google’s systems have no preference either way. Sometimes there are...



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