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Are .info domains as good as any other extention?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MikeyAye, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. MikeyAye

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    Just want to hear what other people think, I have found a few domains in my niche that is all :)
     
  2. CL@PVA

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    In One word NO...
     
  3. Final Infinity

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    While generally people tend away from .info, SEO wise they are just as good as the normal com,net,org. People who say differently generally don't know what they are talking about.

    The reason there are so many people who say that .info are not good for ranking in general is that people who have never earned money and are poor will buy the cheapest domains they can get: .info

    Thus they start with their crappy SEO, cannot rank anything and blame it on the .info instead of admitting their own mistakes.

    The only disadvantage that .info domains have, is that they are often used for spammy projects, thus you have a lower trust level with buyers as they are often wary of those domains.
     
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  4. Pilfer7

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    are .info's still 99 cents?

    Yeah they got a bad rap because they were the go-to extension for low budget projects. I can't say I've seen any evidence pointing to them actually being filtered in the SERPS, though now I think about it I don't see many on page 1.

    You gonna use them for a network or as money site? I probably wouldn't use them for money sites myself
     
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    If a site owner just wants to abuse or spam Google he can use anything ranging from .info to .com. But after penguin update, I noticed Google didn't care about extention as long as the site had contents. So as long as you provide value, you should not have trouble with .info.
     
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    I agree with the previous posters that .info shouldn't be a problem, however having said that, I would still go with a .com,.net or .org as it is just a couple of dollars more and more people are familiar with those extensions.
     
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    If you have an informational website that solely provides info, and branding isn't the main objective, .info is fine. But if you're building a brand, go for .com
     
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    I ranked .info the same as i ranked .com .org and others. The problem can be like other users said, lower trust level.
     
  9. Final Infinity

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    One thing I forgot to mention earlier is that the lower trust level can not only lead to less sales but also to a lower CTR as people sometimes don't even want to click on a .info. I have personally had some .infos where I thought the CTR was lower than what it should have been. That said, it depends on the niche, less tech-savy people often don't even recognise whether something is .com/net/org or info
     
  10. boomboomer

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    .info is as good (or bad) as any other TLD from an SEO perspective.

    Most people searching on google click on a result based on the title of the page and not the domain name (much less the extension). So if you have a good domain name, there's no harm in building on it.
     
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    Just go ahead with it as it wont differ too much than a .com or .net IMO.
     
  12. asimovgxj

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    The key point for your success on a site,is how much work you do for the project. Not the domain itself.Don't spend weeks or month to search the domain,the keywords and the themes,just kick off your project,then understand & improve it along the way.You can make it whatever the domain you have,even with a .info or .co.uk.
     
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  13. JournoNick

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    I've ranked a .info domain name quite well in the past. A better question to ask would be "Is there such a TLD that is filtered in the search engine listings?" You may find that the answer would be that there is none. Correct me if I'm wrong and provide proof.
     
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    Yes. .info domains are as good as other TLDs.
     
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    I have been following a .info domain that is pulling in at least 30k a month for 10 months now. I wouldn't call that bad, would you?
     
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    .info still good for money site
     
  17. TheLinksLab

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    I've got quite a few .info's and they all rank fine.

    Still, if I had the option of .com's .org's .co.uk's I'd choose them first, but otherwise they're fine.
     
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    I get slightly lower click through rates when using extensions other than .com, .net and . org, but in terms of ranking in Google - I have experienced no difference at all.
     
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    .info are fine, but given a choice, I would go for .com/.org any day!
     
  20. freakymonday

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    Why wouldn't they be. There are thousands of respectable websites with .info extensions.