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Do .info's look spammy to the average person?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by low key, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    I'm registering a redirect or iframe domain for a clickbank product.
    It's not the make money niche.

    So will it look spammy?
    I read so on here but I don't think it does look spammy
    to the average person.

    How could it?

    I might use it for iframing a product so would I be safer with a .com / .net?
    Just because it looks better or something?
     
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  2. 195471

    195471 Regular Member

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    I doubt that the average person would think "spam" when they see a .info, but they might think that it's weird and not click on on your link. A .com conveys the most trust, and .org domains are also "trustworthy" because many philanthropic projects that are advertised on TV and radio use .orgs, so people are more familiar with them than they are with .infos.

    While I can understand the temptation to use a .info (b/c they're cheap, and all you're doing is setting up a redirect), I would still go for a .com that is relevant to the page to which you're redirecting people.
     
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  3. Bacanze

    Bacanze Junior Member

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    Most people don't even look at the TLD, so definitely not, but from a branding perspective, I would choose a .com over anything simply because it's the most used.
     
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  4. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    No .. an average person won't look at it as spammy or cheap but .com,.net and .org is more memorable ... on the other hand if your audience are webmasters, yes they can see it as spammy and cheap.
     
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  5. Bama

    Bama Newbie

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    For a simple redirect an info domain is fine. You can always make the link a keyword and most people won't even notice it's an info domain. However, if you are going to do anything other than redirect I'd go with a .com.
     
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  6. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    IMHO, I don't think most people pay attention to that if theyre just simply clicking on a link... it depends on how you plan to introduce them to the site.

    On another note - Secret I sent you a PM... have you gotten it?
     
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  7. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    I think your problem is clickbank!

    Its really hard to get someone to buy a 30 dollar product.

    I would go with cpa
     
  8. 195471

    195471 Regular Member

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    Agreed. If you're just placing the link contextually with words as anchor text like "click here" or something, then I don't think people will notice the .info. However, sometimes I use the domain name itself as the anchor text, especially inside PDF reports, where at the beginning, I might put something like...
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    [B]This Report is Sponsored By:
    www.MyIframedAffiliateDomain.com[/B]
    
    To give credit where credit is due, the "sponsored by" thing is a tip from J1mmy D. Br0wn from the early days of IM.
     
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  9. shade

    shade Junior Member

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    Wtf mate? That has nothing to do with the thread. Regarding your question, people see .info as a subdomain. Go with .com every time.
     
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  10. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    lol i thought you ment you had a .info and it was not converting with clickbank and i was saying its not really the .info looks to spammy it is that clickbank is hard to convert.
     
  11. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    fixed sorry I didn't pm you sooner
     
  12. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    If you really that concerned about the money, buy a info, make a sale, get your money back, invest a .com and make more sales, pretty simple stuff, your buying the domain for at least a year, you'll be able to generate at least 1 sale in this year even as a total idiot, if you have this fourm, you'll generate sales, pretty simple.
     
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    ~@-kanye-west-@~ Power Member

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    i use .info on some of my LP but .com on websites...

    i dont think its look spammy though cause some of people put up their CC on trials
     
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    I think it is definitely an opinion question, but in my experience, .com always looks better just because more people are familiar with it.
     
  15. Italian Hawk

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    Personally, I wouldn't trust a .info site, but that's just because I know better. I mean, .info's are cheap, what's that say about the site?