Does Domain Privacy affect SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by vwvr76, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. vwvr76

    vwvr76 Newbie

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    I'm about to register some domains for some organic sites, all white-hat. I thought I remembered hearing somewhere that having a private domain has a negative effect on rankings?

    Is this correct? If so is it that big a deal, or do the benefits of having private registration outweigh any SEO penalties?
     
  2. origin

    origin Regular Member

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    I don't think so, SEO won't be affected by guarding/hiding domain's privacy.
     
  3. mointernet

    mointernet Regular Member

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    nope... google only interested in the domain age portion of the whois info.
     
  4. vwvr76

    vwvr76 Newbie

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    Ok great, I'll go ahead and put on privacy guard=) Thx