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Does Google give less credit to sites that use free domains?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by simpleonlinetest, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. simpleonlinetest

    simpleonlinetest Regular Member

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    I was just wondering what the big picture difference is between purchased domains and hosted sites vs those freebie sites like weebly, webs, etc other than the fact that you own the site if you purchase the domain name?

    Do those paid sites have more pull in the SERPS vs the free site?

    If I were to purchase a domain and then get a freebie domain and do the exact same thing to each would paid site get more pull?

    What reasons can you find that would support your answers?
     
  2. pnarg

    pnarg Newbie

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    I am certain there must be some kind of score related to that, how big who knows but why put all that work into someone elses domain when for a very small investment you do your own.
     
  3. ExtraWinner

    ExtraWinner BANNED BANNED

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    That is a huge factor... I remember days when kids with free websites were spamming Google...
    You have got this websites made in few hours ranking first pages and destroying market...
    Now its better - Google looks at lots of factors and thats one of them.
     
  4. robotluv

    robotluv Junior Member

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    Google has a number of trust/authority factors that are associated with your domain name/subdomain etc.

    The free websites are very difficult to gain traction unless they are in a very low competition niche.

    Google sees these website as risky, mainly because a) they are easy to acquire and set up b) so many people have created websites like those then abandoned them c) they likely contain dated content.

    The idea from Google's point of view is that they want to provide their searches with the best possible content (more money for Google) so they are going to look for websites with these authority factors.