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.biz domains and CTR

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jb2008, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

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    I'm pretty much satisfied that there are no substantial (if any) 'penalties' for having a .biz domain from an SEO perspective, but what I am more concerned about is people looking at the .biz domain and being turned off, hence in the results I fear having a lower CTR than usual. For example, if the site is no. 1 and is supposed to receive around 40% of total clicks, it might only receive 20% etc.

    Do you think there is any cause for concern here? Or are people getting a bit warmer to alternative TLDs, .biz in particular?
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    Personally I think .biz looks spammy, it's an ugly TLD. But overall I think with the explosion of new TLDs it's not really an issue. Title and snippet are way more of a deciding factor...

    I remember when .biz first came out, there was a bug in Google where you couldn't see backlink info for .biz domains. This adult spammer (hornyalien) totally dominated every single adult serp for pages and pages (10+ pages for every single query you can think of)... He stole ALL the adult search traffic. He must have made millions.
     
  3. dope!

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    maybe I'm wrong, but I NEVER saw .biz domains in the top of google's results
     
  4. Daniel0cean

    Daniel0cean Regular Member

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    depends on the keywords. there are some within the top results, but still very few