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2 Year Old .info Domain Vs. Brand New .com

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Silencer, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Silencer

    Silencer Senior Member

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    Which would be better for SEO.

    I'm going to start a new campaign on YouTube and I'm also planning to get some traffic via SEO.

    Should I use my 2 year old .info, or register a new .com

    Which is more convincing to a user, and which is better for SEO?

    Thanks.
     
  2. usama18

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    Brand new .com is better choice
     
  3. SuperLinks

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    Does your old .info have backlinks? If not, then buy a .com and start over.

    Just because a site has an older registration date does not mean that it will rank easier. If the site has OLD backlinks and OLD content then I'd always say go with the older site.
     
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    The .COM is better for SEO and for the trust of the user. Even though, given the age of the .info, it probably wouldn't be difficult to rank. I personally would still go with the .COM. I've bought info names in the past, and eventually just changed over to .COM or .NET
     
  5. genebadd

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    The .com will do better in my experience. I think google looks at .info domains as bastard red headed step children that cost 1.99 or less and are used solely by internet marketers who live in your favorite non-English speaking country and want nothing more than to spam legitimate USA wordpress blogs with poorly spun comments, five times in a row.

    Early on I didn't think it mattered. We'll, I have a one year old .info site with over 100 pages of unique content that just struggles to stay alive for any decent traffic. This is after linkpushes, on site SEO, well thought out kw researched articles, dripable and linklicious.

    I threw in the towel and now have a newer .com site of the same niche. I can EASILY rank my new .com site for the same keywords above my .info site.

    I'm not saying that some .info sites make it to the top but most of them DO NOT!!! They are great for watermarking videos and masking affiliate URLS.

    I'll never make the same mistake again and buy a .info site and put in all the effort and money I did with my last one. It was a loser from the moment I paid 1.99 for that domain.
     
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    jason2009 Senior Member

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    In my opinion don't buy shitty .info. Go and take .com and start your campaign
     
  7. cash202

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    I got 6 year old .info with links recently just to be able to hit it hard with all
    the firepower I've got. 2 year old is not a big of a deal. You can be a bit
    more aggressive with link building to 2 year old domain but that's about it.
     
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    cash202 Elite Member Premium Member

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    There is a difference between fresh .info and two year old .info
     
  9. Bross

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    Info's don't rank unless you really standout.

    Buy a dot.com
     
  10. genebadd

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    care to expand a little on this? Are you talking a .info that was purchased and forgotten for two years or a .info that was a real website at one time but the owner let the domain expire after building backlinks and page rank?
     
  11. patmiller27

    patmiller27 BANNED BANNED

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    I would suggest buying a dot com as well.

    Even if we leave the SEO perspective here, users usually like to see .com in the address bar more than they like .info for sure.
     
  12. baliboy

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    I agree with SuperLinks, if you have a lot of backlinks with your .info.. go a head.. because I have some .info and get good position at google.
    But, you have to much effort if you want to get good rank with .info.

    But, for the next time.. better you buy .com.
     
  13. cash202

    cash202 Elite Member Premium Member

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    Because .info is only cheap if you register it for one year. After that it is like
    any other TLD. Register it for 5 years and see the difference.
     
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    Well, these info appears quite often these days on threads.

    I don't have any but i REALLY don't see why the hell they will rank not as good as other domains name

    .info are for websites which provide information, they are made for it.

    So basically, if you plan to make a blog/news website take the 2 years .info, you'll be able to build stronger backlinking.

    Otherwise stick to the .com.

    Could people share their source regarding the suckyness of .info, maybe everyone believe the tells of the very same person :)
     
  15. Bulger

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    All the way to .com, I would only choose .info if it has some backlinks and good pagerank

    Have a great day
     
  16. Sombrero

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    Never eva use .info domains they totally suck.