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Are .mobi domains worth having

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by jarrod, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. jarrod

    jarrod Newbie

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    Is a .mobi domains worth having, I'm wondering if they are ever going to become mainstream or are they a waste of time as most webmasters have a redirection to a mobi site from their main site
     
  2. tkings

    tkings Newbie

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    good question, I hope somebody knwos the answer.

    1 thing for sure, if you're in the mobile branch its a great domainname to own.

    we have several .mobi domains.
    not sure if they have seo value for phones
     
  3. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you really dont need to use them to display a mobile site - since you can put a mobile site on any domain, or subdomain or subfolder

    they are handy though if you are using them for branding purposes or say for example the original domain is super long and difficult to enter into a mobile device... think bhw.mobi over typing in blackhatworld.com

    we have found zero SEO influence of using a .mobi over a .com

    hth

    UKE
     
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    nrmillions Registered Member

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    mobi domains are worthless and not necessary
     
  5. len_on1

    len_on1 Newbie

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    we've also got a couple of .mobi with 0 value :/
     
  6. Mackie

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    I'm doing local marketing for a few businesses, while testing one of my strategies I decided to lock down some .mobi domains to see if they would rank well in search engines for mobile terms.

    Go to Google keyword tool and set target devices to mobile devices only, then check your keywords. You may surprised how many people punch in these buyers keywords right in their phone.

    I read on one of the thousand forums and web properties that Google is taking extra initiative for their web based algorithm, to the point that mobile websites should in most cases always show up highest in mobile searches for these keywords.

    Locked down a dozen .mobi sites, basic on'page seo few backlinks and most of them are rising to the first page of the serps. This is a good tactic, maybe someone who has done more can emphasize further.

    I have already secured a few offline sales using this method.
     
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    That sounds very interesting to me. I was of the view that .mobi sites are of very small value and weightage.
     
  8. Top1position

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    you really don't need to use them to display a mobile web page - since you can put a mobile web page on any web page, or subdomain or subfolder. they are useful though if you are using them for promotion specifications