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Does having a co.cc domain hurt SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hatterftw1, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. hatterftw1

    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    I always hear people hating on co.cc domains at least for making a site appear less respectable, but does a co.cc domain hurt your SEO at all?

    But specifically would it be better SEO wise to keep a blogger blog with the blogspot.com domain instead of switching to a co.cc ?

    And if I switched a blogger blog that had a co.cc domain for several weeks back to a blogspot.com domain would it help and recover in SEO or would the damage be done already?
     
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    Any domain would be better off than a subdomain of blogspot.com.

    To be honest, as long as the quality of the content and backlinks to the site is good, the domain extension doesn't matter much in my opinion. At least, Google is probably using it less and less as a factor to rank sites with recent updates.
     
  3. freller

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    A .co.cc site just won't rank - heck, my ESET antivirus won't even let me visit one!

    If you've looked at the SERPs just recently you'll see blogspot sites ranking way better than they were. I'm assuming it's because even though they're a subdomain, the prime domain has massive PR and so is reckoned to have authority, which Google is particularly favoring right now.
     
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    Hi there, I have a .cc news website and I outrank in Spanish BBC, RT news ,elpais and many others for main keywords. Any domain will do.
     
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    That's old news mate. .co.cc domains https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aco.cc&oq=site%3Aco.cc&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 on google search results again.
     
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    Do you remember last year when Google delisted this domain?

    http://searchengineland.com/google-d...om-index-83931

    They brought it back from being delisted but i suspect Google don't value this domain extension to much these day's. Also from a professional point of view, i think this domain extension doesn't look to professional if a SEO expert or a SEO blog is using one.

    This just my opinion.
     
  8. gvncerri

    gvncerri Regular Member

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    co.cc is not actually a domain. It's a subdomain of .cc
    I believe that a .blogspot.com url with good content will rank much better.
     
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    .co.cc isn't a individual domain but a subdomain too. So, I would better suggest you to use .blogspot.com subdomain rather than .co.cc subdomain since .blogspot.com is officially provided by Google and looks and ranks more better in search engines.

    And get back to blogspot right now if you are on .co.cc and if you continue to update your blog with quality content, you will see some major improvements in the rankings soon....
     
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    ucozer Power Member

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    A .co.cc site just won't rank blogspot is better than co.cc :-j

    But content , SEO , backlinks are the the kings