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Do .INFO Domains Get Ranked in the SERPs?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Cindy, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Power Member

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    Do .INFO Domains Get Ranked in the SERPs? Any Thoughts?

    Thank you!
     
  2. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    I've had some .info domains making it to the first page .. but google seems to be cracking down on those ..
     
  3. Cindy

    Cindy Power Member

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    Why is that? Just because they're cheap?
     
  4. Smitty

    Smitty BANNED BANNED

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    Yah I've gotten first spot rankings with an info domain before but it took a long time. Of course your better off with a .com but I don't think its impossible with .info's.
     
  5. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Cindy,
    .info's can certainly rank, but a bias on TLD(top level domains) is used within most large SE. While .info is classified as a "unsponsored" TLD, google and yahoo debase this extension in their metrics.

    If you trying to organically rank(no blackhat methods) with an .info pick a well defined niche without competition.

    Some tools to do this are

    http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/
    http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/
    http://nichewatch.com

    Also Micro Niche Finder is a very nice program, you can get a receipt from Madinaz on here.
     
  6. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    It's just that there's a higher chance of these sites being spammy, give the methods that used tons of cheap (.info) domains to build splogs for backlinking purpose.

    Officially, google still says that it doesn't differentiate between different TLDs unless these are country specific, in which case google assumes them to be targeted towards a particular region.
     
  7. Cindy

    Cindy Power Member

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    Thank you, guys! I do have a niche that seems like it might be able to rank with BH methods, do you guys think that a .info domain with very longtail keywords using PAD files to get backlinks would rank?
     
  8. dellzip

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    I have a bunch that are #1 - 10 in google..
     
  9. Cindy

    Cindy Power Member

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    What do you do for links / credit to beat the .COMs?
     
  10. catchme

    catchme Regular Member

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    i use .INFO for my sites. I do play the number game though - many sites staying under the radar.

    The good thing is that the .INFOs are cheap ($1.19 right now) and can bring you profit very fast
     
  11. entity

    entity Registered Member

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    I think one of the reasons why we don't see too many .info domains in the top 10 on Google is that: people don't really work on their .info domains...
     
  12. engine102

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    I have been using .info for the last couple of month on some of my niche sites. All of them were recently deindexed with the last Google shakeup and PR update. I haven't used them for BH'ing as they are just simple BANS sites.

    Not sure why they were deindexed, but I'll keep working on them and ask for reinclusion.
     
  13. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    To use .info or .com's.

    It really depends on what you need. If you want to do blackhat stuff and want to create tons of tons of pages than go for the .info's.

    But if you want a single site than go for the .com's. because people are trained to type .com's. Therefore making it much more easier for people to remembet.
     
  14. Rob the Builder

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    makes no difference

    .com registered for 3 years= de indexed after 2 months

    .info registered for a year still indexed 12 months later

    do the maths its a numbers game we build crap sites why spend more money on them
     
  15. Cindy

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    Rob the Builder, were you doing heavy blackhatting on the deindexed site (PRStorm, etc.)? Or white hat stuff?
     
  16. antx16

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    If you build your site seriously and do not give it a major BH look from the start you have the same chance as a .com , i have several .info's on the first page took a while building good links but once they are there they are rock solid , and cheap
     
  17. Troy Coxx

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    Hi,

    I Have Got More Than 1000 .INFO Domains And i Can Tell You They Are Well Ranked And They Are Adsense PORTALS !
    Makes Me Money To Live My Live !

    But When i First Started I Had 100 .Info Domains That I Stuffed With Adsense Ready Site's, And That Didn't Work At All !

    Then I Took A Look At .INFO Domains That Where Top Listed At Google and i noticed that ALMOST all of the .INFO domains that where ranked well, Had Maid Adsense Potals on There .INFO Domains so That Seems to Work Well.

    I Think Google Rates not Only Content, Backlinks And Keywords But Also UNIQUE SCRIPTING !!

    I Now This Because I Made Several Websites For Other People, And I Made Them My Self There Are No Other Site's Using My Script's !
    And They Ranked From The Beginning PR.2 !!
    in One Month With No Baclinks Or Some Thing Else !
    Take A Note On That !

    The Portals I Made Are Also Unique Scripting And Google Loves it, But It Takes Time To Set It All Up !

    Hope It Helps.
     
  18. booman

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    By Adsense portal do you mean MFA style site, which has some article or other content to bring in the right Adsense ads?
     
  19. Troy Coxx

    Troy Coxx Newbie

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    No I Mean i Modifyed The Adsense Ready Website's To 1 Basic Backbone ( With Articles, Downloads Section, Picture Gallerys, Movies, XML Feeds, NEW Amazon Codes, Multible Niche Site's on That Topick To Sell E-Books ! (Even Tru Clikbank and Other JV'S), Wiki,
    My Own Design (Not Like The Standard Adsense Templates ! People Hate Them and Go Of Your Site When The See Them so NO CLICKS ! I Like To Give The Surfer Some Real CONTENT Not Only ARTICLES !)
    Post Replies and more ..., That i Can Install in about 10 Minutes per domain !

    So The Website on a Domain is Totally Unique, in Scripting and Content !

    Hope This Is Good Enough ?

    And i Can Make A Site About Everything With Just 1 Backbone Script !
    Cool :cool:
     
  20. Troy Coxx

    Troy Coxx Newbie

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    Oh I Forgot To Tell This !

    If You By .INFO Domains Be Aware That A lot Of Domains Only Are Being Used To Spam And Play With Blackhat Scripts !
    So This Means They Get Up Being Banned By The Serp's, And The OWNER of That Domain Does Not Renew His Domain After 1 Year Because :

    1.That Domain Is Banned From Every serp Around !

    2.The First Year At GoDaddy A .INFO Domain Cost Now Only $0.99 But After
    That First Years The Price Goes Up ! So They will Let It Drop Out and Buy a new Domain for $0.99 Again!

    SO THAT MEANS YOU CAN END UP WITH SOMEONES BANNED AND CRAPPY .INFO DOMAIN !

    And That Takes around a couple of months to get it listed again !
    that's a totally waste of time.

    Check it Before You Claim Your Domain !!