1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Are .XYZ domain extension worth it?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by neOtron, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. neOtron

    neOtron Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    453
    Home Page:
    Hi there,

    These days there are of promotions going on for xyz domian extensions. i am wondering if they are any good for seo ?
    i read a couple of times here n there that they are equal to .COM domains but my experiments says otherwise.

    last month i bought two xyz domains and with couple of coms and put the website online with lot of content.

    i dint do any seo or indexing for any of the website but as of today the .com websites are almost completely indexed and recieving descent amount of hits for google but the .xyz domains have only few pages indexed and no traffic at all.

    so i am wondering if these xyz domain are useless or perhaps it was my content or maybe some other reason.

    can you guys tell me about your experience with xyz domains. how are they doing for you? are those cheap .xyz domain extension worth buyining or not?
     
  2. Henry04

    Henry04 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    32
    No they are not even close to be equal, they are just cheap throw away domains for spamming at Facebook for example. Don't use them for an authority website.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. bart19

    bart19 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2015
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    no don't see any value, the only reason i'm using .com and others because it looks more legit, and better for your ranking..
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. The Owl

    The Owl Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2016
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    11
    I havent seen a single one of these ranked yet :D
     
  5. tokokipiani

    tokokipiani Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    126
    .com one is more legit. As fair as I know there is no difference among other domains. I am lso interested in getting answer
     
  6. toxic08

    toxic08 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2015
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    38
    .tk may perform better. :D
     
  7. niroshana35

    niroshana35 Power Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    89
    I wouldn't give it a try but what will work is if you have good and authentic content on your site.
     
  8. Dawgtown

    Dawgtown Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    191
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IM Consultant, Product Developer, Niche Slave
    Location:
    Scrillicon Valley
    The .com, .org, and .net are the top 3 domain extensions to use for your money sites. Those are the ones to stick to when trying to rank in Google search engines and for building trust/authority with your visitors. Potential traffic will mouseover a link to a website with one of these 3 extensions and are more likely to click on a link than with an .xyz or other domain extension.

    However, .xyz domains do have some value if you are using them strictly for purposes of domain redirects or for direct social media traffic (as stated above). They are also very handy to IMers for various tasks like split testing and previewing landing pages. I would be careful linking these .xyz domains to your money sites as they may actually have negative effects on your traffic and rankings.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Monsterer

    Monsterer Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,321
    Likes Received:
    241
    Gender:
    Male
    I don't think .xyz makes no worth in the market. Many of them are interested in .xyz extensions.
    As a result, .xyz is at the top of the new TLD chart. So you confidentally get .xyz extensions it has the worth to buy.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. GardenLamp

    GardenLamp Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Freelance, Mostly manual labor
    Location:
    GMT +7 Heavenly Regions
    hello google don't mind tld so much, its all about backlink,content, right social signal and relevancy, ... i saw some .xyz get page one even on tough competition niche ..
    if you dont believe me just try googling "one piece manga"
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  11. footy14

    footy14 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    4
    Still no worth.... :)
     
  12. Mr Lim

    Mr Lim Newbie

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    3
    I think .xyz domain is good for newbies.
     
  13. Lamuks

    Lamuks Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2014
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    34
    Well they are literally 2-15 cents each at the moment. So good cheap domains.

    Mostly the big hype around them was that abc.xyz was registered by google, and it was supposed to be the next big thing. But only well-informed people knew about that, so the extension has no real ground at the moment.

    Thad said however... if google, or ''Alphabet'' as they called it, starts to do a lot of things with the xyz domain extension, and it becomes viral, those cheap domains could make a bubble where you could get some quick cash.
     
  14. xjapan

    xjapan Power Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    unknown
    it doesnt look trustworthy even it can rank on the first page, i think the conversion will be lower. unless use it on the humorous site.
     
  15. wealthyslacker

    wealthyslacker Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Canada
    if they stick around long enough people will come to accept the extension. Not everyone can get a top 3 extension in a name that they want
     
  16. ndnstyl

    ndnstyl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    39
    Occupation:
    Professional Paper Folder
    Location:
    Long Beach, Ca
    I have tested out 2 myself .site and .digital in my experience you can rank, it just takes more work. I don't think its worth it at all. Its gimmicky at best.
     
  17. TayaX

    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,521
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Occupation:
    Skype : TayaxBHW
    Location:
    France
    Home Page:
    Use xyz domains for cloaking or throwaway domains.

    If you're planning on ranking, then you'll spend some money, so why not buying a .com, which looks way more legit to the consumer eyes.

    The only reason why you havent seen any xyz ranking is just beacause when you lanuch a project and have a budget for it, there no reason to buy a xyz domain which look less sexy than a .com/
     
  18. Aiden_1

    Aiden_1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    199
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    SEO - Freelancer
    Location:
    At where you in
    For me .xyz is same as .com. So, xyz domain not cause problems on indexing. xyz domain is a developing one in TLD. Almost it placed at first in the TLD list. So, you can trust it and build more backlinks on it as com domain do.
     
  19. soccerlover

    soccerlover Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,347
    Likes Received:
    1,738
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Seo Analyst :D
    Location:
    ♥♥♥ BHW ♥♥♥
    Home Page:
    Every domain is of worth :) if you use them wisely :D
     
  20. ol247

    ol247 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Martian
    .com, .org, and .net are the toppest domain extensions to use. .com is more legit