Bimmer.co – Search Engine Ranking Update

As an Engineer I’m a data guy. I’ve always been a data guy, and for good reason. When someone tells me, “this new product does, this, and this, and this.” I usually say, “great – show me!” I base most of my decisions on data so when .CO launched I was excited about the TLD but I didn’t have any data about how a .CO site would rank.

So I decided to collect my own data. As many of you know I launched Bimmer.co in July of this year, actually a day after the .CO launch. You can read more about the launch here – My First .CO Site Is Up! Announcing Bimmer.co.

The site has been running for about a month and a half now so I’m starting to get some good data on how quickly and well .COs can rank. I have had Google Webmaster Tools installed on my site since the day I launched Bimmer.co and have been keeping a close eye on my rankings.

Right now I rank for a total of 196 terms with a few in good positions and most still buried deep on long-lost pages in Google. Still for under two months I’m impressed with how quickly Google indexed the site and how many search terms the site is ranking for.

Below is a screenshot of some of my rankings from Google Webmaster Tools organized by Average Search Position. Remember, every person searching Google gets different results which is why you absolutely have to use a tool like Google Webmaster Tools to track your ranking.

Traffic on the site is still low with a total of 218 unique visitors in the last month, 47 coming from Organic Search. As you know, or should know, you really have to be on the first page of Google to get traffic. Right now I’m on the first page for some very low-volume search terms.

Since Google does have me indexed for a total of 196 terms it is now my job to focus on 2-3 good keywords I really want to rank well for and optimize around those. Remember, this isn’t a little mini-site I’m putting together, this is an actual blog that I’m writing and developing into an online business. As I continue to update the site and build the business I’ll continue to update all of you, of course if you’re a BMW fan like me you can visit the site yourself to get some exciting BMW news! More updates to come!

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  • Dirk September 14, 2010, 8:13 am

    Its spelled Bemmer, not Bimmer

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    • Morgan September 14, 2010, 8:25 am

      Haha – sorry Drik, as a long-time BMW fan I know better. Bimmer forum is the #1 BMW forum on the Internet. Major publications often refer to BMWs as “Bimmer” and one of the top print magazines in the world about BMW’s is called “Bimmer”.

      However the pronunciation can be confusing since it’s pronounced, Beemer. Below are a couple popular examples:

      BimmerForums.com – #1 BMW Forum Site

      Bimmer Magazine – Major BMW Magazine

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  • sin September 14, 2010, 11:39 am

    I found you NOWHERE on google for terms

    1. New bmw 6 series

    2. Bmw m5 2011

    Make sure when you type these, you are LOGGED OUT of your webmaster account.

    Good luck

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    • Morgan September 14, 2010, 2:53 pm

      @sin – welcome to Google 🙂 This is how Google works now since they made Personalized Search standard. This means that each and every one of us sees different results.

      Only by using a tool like Google Webmaster Tools can you see where you rank on average.

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  • sin September 14, 2010, 11:42 am

    BTW, You are not even on page for term Bimmer.co 🙁 . So make sure you are LOGGED OUT of your webmaster account.

    however you are on page one for result 5- or 6, for term BIMMER.CO via MORGANLINTON.COM , so again, I would strongly suggest and kindly advice you, stop wasting time on bimmer.co , you can do alot well with .com url trust me on this one. The way you are doing with Morganlinton.com

    But Good luck , Wasting time is not good imo, time is money after all.

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  • roddy September 14, 2010, 2:46 pm

    In australia we would say bemmer in pronounciation, but as to the spelling i can’t comment ? i once regged a term ‘astronaught’ and a friend said but some people (america) spell it astronaut …….worth thinking about , good luck with your site !

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    • Morgan September 14, 2010, 2:53 pm

      Thanks for the comment @Roddy – as a member of BimmerForum for a very long time and a subscriber to Bimmer magazine I was more than sure on this one 😉

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  • PPC Ian September 14, 2010, 5:49 pm

    Morgan, great post! Really enjoyed it. You are spot on with Google’s personalized search in regards to @sin’s comments.
    All the best,
    Ian

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  • Jocuri September 17, 2010, 9:50 am

    I have started a few .co website and i am glad to hear tha it;s working.

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  • Wayne September 18, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Nice Job Sir. I type Bimmer.co into google and it all top 4 spots. .Co is a great extension and the only thing that truly matter is that Google treats it global. I see a lot of comment about .Co’s not ranking well against .Com. People are very impatient, the extension just recently came out and is doing well considering.

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  • Wayne Tatum September 18, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Nice Job Sir. I type Bimmer.co into google and it all top 4 spots. .Co is a great extension and the only thing that truly matter is that Google treats it global. I see a lot of comment about .Co’s not ranking well against .Com. People are very impatient, the extension just recently came out and is doing well considering.

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  • Thai Green Curry September 20, 2010, 10:22 pm

    Yeah i think .Co is harder to rank compare to a .Com at the moment. maybe it will change. I am having problems ranking in Bing with .Co

    Jane W

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  • Chris September 21, 2010, 7:27 am

    Very interesting article. I too recently purchased a short 4 letter .co domain and have hosted it. Dont have too much traffic – but its in a trail and error phase. I hope that in time and with some proper marketing I can develop it and receive consistent traffic. Best of luck with the .co!

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  • 3ddi3 October 31, 2010, 7:08 pm

    Same here,.. not much traffic yet but hopefully soon my .co website will get some good serp rankings.

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  • aasa March 9, 2011, 7:42 pm

    I googled .co domain ranking well and found you

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  • joki May 13, 2011, 11:56 pm

    Having two .co domains, I see it is more difficult to rank than .com. I put exact same link building methods with other types of domains and the results are still not good. Perhaps there is something that I still do not know.

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  • Aaron July 15, 2011, 4:38 am

    Morgan,
    A year later, would you using a .co vs. a .com extension. Does it seem like the .co is being respected by the search engines?

    Aaron

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    • Morgan July 15, 2011, 8:27 am

      Hi @Aaron – thanks for checking-back! I don’t think anyone thought of using a .CO instead of a .COM. The idea behind .CO really was to create great brands on domain names that probably would not be available in the .COM space, of if they were, would be too expensive for a small business or Startup to buy. I am VERY impressed with how .CO has done and all of the amazing things people have done with the TLD!

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  • Aaron July 15, 2011, 10:14 am

    Morgan,
    Just to clarify, do you think the .co extension is pulling equal respect as the .com extension would — assuming the .co and .com both have equivilent sites?

    I am debating whether to build a site with the .co extension, that is heavily dependent on SEO. I don’t want to use the .co if the search engines won’t give it as high of rankings because of the .co extension.

    Aaron

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  • dana September 26, 2011, 8:37 am

    i have purchased quite a few .co domains and had one site ranked on page 1. problem was i bought a 10k backlink package and lost all my rankings im now ranked on page 3.. has the backlinks effected my position permanently or am i experiencing the google dance.. is there anyway to recover my position or should i transfer the site to a different domain.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thx

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