Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by peedeefish, Sep 13, 2011.
Do free domains rank lower than paid domains?
Yes they do.
you mean .tk, .cc types?
if so, google did not index some types of free extensions..
Yeah, don't bother using a free shortener like dottk.
Justs adds ads to the site that you dont get paid for, not worth it.
I disagree. A properly SEO'd and established (authority) site in any extension can rank high on SE but results varies on geolocation. Just for example, if you're in the US, you'll see lots of gTld on SERP but if you're in Europe, you'll see ccTld rank dominantly.
I believe that a site's SEO and authority weighs more whatever it's extension is. and for FYI, .TK is an optional paid domain. I own 5, one worders, premiums, which I paid $10/yr and they're ranking on high positions on real highly competitive kw searches.
If you're serious about your IM career, then I believe it's a MUST to pay for a domain. Because simply, with a free domain you risk all of your Search Engine Optimization efforts. A while ago, Google deindexed all of .co.cc domains, so imagine that you work on your site for a considerable amount of time and wake up one day just to find out that you've been deindexed for some reason. Additionally, they look spammy and unprofessional.
Regarding your second question, it's not about the number of backlinks. It's not a numbers game - ask anyone who've been in this game for some time and he's going to tell you exactly this. Getting a few thousand links in a matter of days or even hours is VERY doable using automation tools. But these links are usually of a low quality. What Google pays attention to is the authority of the page that's linking to your page/site + domain age/Google Page Ranking/number of outbound links/link age, etc.
So pay more attention to link QUALITY - but at the end of the day, the more links you build the better chance of getting more link juice to your site/page. I personally have PR3+ sites that are ranking top 3 for medium competition terms with less than 100 links total.
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