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It is common that people use regional TLDs with a fake meaning to register a good-looking website. A famous example is
.me, which is popularly offered by most of registrars alongside generic domains.
As far as I know, search engines somehow weight the regional websites. For example, a
.ca is supported to be targeted in Canada. I understand that search engines are adjusted to the market popularity, but I am curious, if a regional TLD such as
.me is considered as a generic TLD when targeting globally?
In general, my question is that how much
TLD affects the SEO for global audience?