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Does Google penalize .info domains?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by amnesia623, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. amnesia623

    amnesia623 Newbie

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    Pretty much what the title says, dos google penalize the .info domains?

    I've read yes and no, just curious on response from here.
     
  2. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

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    Yes google penalizes you for being cheap
     
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  3. links

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    if two sites where exactlt identical, same content, same age, same backlinks, the .com site would be above the .info site
     
  4. jazz99

    jazz99 Regular Member

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    Everytime I even see a .info link I laugh :D

    ....especially when they are trying to sell something. C'mon you spent .99 cents on a domain name and I am going to believe your product is actually worth buying?
     
  5. BlackMelvyn

    BlackMelvyn Regular Member

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    Actually, .info have been much used for spam, autoblogging and BH in general, so it is easily suspected but after a while, when you get trusted, I cannot see a difference...
     
  6. amnesia623

    amnesia623 Newbie

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    Thanks for the .info!
     
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  7. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

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    lmao...u cant b serious...lol...n somebody already thxd ya...:D
     
  8. links

    links Regular Member

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    maybe your website is about tax information ....or news about a bunch of blackhatters that dont pay there ttaxes and buy cheap domain names?
     
  9. scoots250

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    I presume you dont have a sense of humour or else you would have understood the humour in this clever little post

    lol way to go snowwhite
     
  10. scoots250

    scoots250 Registered Member

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    Oh and abhi1 the clue was in snowwhites sig................owned
     
  11. narutorocker

    narutorocker Junior Member

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    I have a site with a .info extension making me over 2,000.00 USD a month right now. And Yes it is all about selling something on this site of mine which is doing well.

    I like to use .info for information with a keyword such as cameras.info (note: No cameras.info isnt mysite just an example of a domain name I would use) and then my content is about how to buy cheap cameras than retail. And links to ebay amazon etc. Converts Good.
     
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  12. TheTRUTH

    TheTRUTH Regular Member

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    What the point in buying a .info..If you canta fford $10 a year for a .com you need to be doign something else

    edit:The guy above makes a good point but for general buisness i still disagree.
     
  13. scoots250

    scoots250 Registered Member

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    Depends also how many sites you build and how disposable they are and what are their purposes
    If you are putting up 100 sites a month to get links and traffic then $100 is a lot cheaper than $1000 if you know that these sites will eventually get banned.
    Thats precisely why .info are associated with spam because they are so disposable.
     
  14. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    I'm sorry for threadjacking (lol wow that could have a double meaning here) but please stop changing your avatar pic, I have work to do I cant look at it all day!




    People asking why buy .info... well maybe the .com isnt available for the keywords that are needed.
    I have a .info that is doing pretty well... not #1 spot but it does ok for low competition keywords.
     
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  15. wmitchell003

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    There are many uses for .info domains, and price is a huge factor when using 100's of domains for cl posting, cloaking, spamming forums. The .info saves you a ton of money. I perosnally haven't noticed a difference in rankings from a .info to a .com. Squidoo is free and yet you can outrank many other .coms for the same keywords.
     
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  16. Jagged55

    Jagged55 Power Member

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    This is why I pay $200 a month for a single shared hosting account....I can afford it and if it costs more, it must be better! Right?
     
  17. SunTzuX

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    Agree totally with wmitchell, Info domains are useful for a number of BH methods. As far as promoting two very similar white hat sites a info vs. com i've never tried it but that would be an interesting test.

    Otherwise I've never really noticed any problems having an info get indexed or move up in rankings for keywords I want but maybe I'm not micromanaging them enough to notice.
     
  18. abhi1

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    actually i just got myslf a .info domain a couple of days bck...so may i was being a bit skeptic(may be)..lol...but u seriously pwned me [​IMG]
     
  19. laserblast

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    When I go on a domain buying binge (it happens a lot), I'll sometimes go ahead and get the .info domain if the other TLD's are already taken. They're cheap and I always make money from them. Of course it's ideal to have the .com or .net, but if they aren't available, a .info domain can and should be used to make money.
     
  20. shm03

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    The only one that has a negative effect is the .info because a while back they were only 1$ perfect for us blackhaters, however if you register it for a Long time and put quality content up there shouldn't be much of a difference between it and a .com