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does the domain matters?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by paulik123, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. paulik123

    paulik123 Junior Member

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    does it make a difference if it's .com or .info if you want to get accepted?
     
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    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    yes...a .com or a TLD domain is preferred over a .info domain!!!
     
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    maclanes Newbie

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    Yes it does. Go with what you can afford. If you have many many campaigns, info domains may work out better though.
     
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    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    Top level domains rank much better than .info, .co.cc, etc.
     
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    lol .info is a top level domain... ;)
     
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    I think if you ask 10 people about this you will get 11 opinions. I've been using only .info lately and have never had any probs with getting accepted. On top of that, last few times I was using .info that were just few days old. No problems what so ever.
    Dot com looks more professional, that's for sure, however you shouldn't get any problems by using .info
     
  7. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    This has been discussed in many other threads. Try using the search tab up at the top of the page and you'll find a lot more information on the topic.

    The fact of the matter is that any global tld will get indexed just as well. They are all official top level domains assigned by ICANN and the GNSO as generic tlds. They are promoted by registrars accredited by ICANN and purchased daily by many legitimate businesses and other information providers.

    Since google is in the information business, it wouldn't be in it's best interest to significantly favor one tld over another, because doing so would make the information they provide to users less valuable.

    It's also true that many of the less expensive tlds are picked up by mass marketers and used for spam, and other low quality type sites because of their low prices. Because of this INITIALLY a new site MAY seem to recieve less weight when it's first purchased and put online, but after the site is established and seen not to be a 'bad neighborhood' type site a .info, .biz, or any of the other generic tlds will rank just as well as a .com, .net, or .org. So from an SEO position it doesn't matter as long as it's a generic tld.

    If it's a countrycode tld then there will be a definate disadvantage anywhere other than the country it's designated for. The exception to that rule is for the .tv and .co.cc because the assigned countries contracted their tld's to Verisign and eNIC to be promoted as global tlds. The .tv because of it's connection to tv as in television, the .cc was promoted in the early 2000's as the next dotcom and was favored by many Christian church groups. The .fm is also a possible exception as it's been marketed globally to fm radio stations. In most cases unless your target market is in only in a particular country it's better to stay away from countrycode tlds such as .tk, .de, .fr, .uk, etc. because they won't rank as well outside the assigned geo location.

    So from an SEO only consideration it doesn't matter what tld you choose as long as its a generic tld, .com, .org, .net, .info, .biz, etc. As long as you create a decent site, do a good job of on-site SEO, and have a good backlinking campaign any of those tlds can do just as good as another.

    From a human visitor standpoint, nothing beats a dotcom. If you are trying to market a product then vistors seem to be more willing to pull out their creditcard for .com domains. If you're wanting to establish an authoritive site then visitors seem to give much more credibility to .com, .org, or .net more so than other tlds. If your good at marketing, this emotional factor can be overcome with good salescopy and a well laid out site. Also if your building a branded site in which your giving out the website in sales literature, brochures, buscards, etc. or doing any kind of offline marketing of your site, a visitor is almost always going to remember the name of the site but is much more likely to remember it as a .com which is another thing to consider.

    edit - I personally always like to go for the .com, for a business site, and a .org or .net for an informational site. Especially if it's something I plan to be a permanent project just because it makes the sites seem more professional. But for SEO purposes it doesn't matter, I also have many .info and .biz sites as well.
     
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  8. elgato49

    elgato49 Junior Member

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    Gotcha!! Haha.. but somehow i think .com is better... :rolleyes:
     
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    This Guy is not asking about the rankings lol.. is it matter for cpa companies to get accepted?

    yeah if you have .com then more chances of getting accepted :)
     
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    Which falls into the category of human visitors. When your dealing with real people a .com is always seen as the more trustworthy choice whether it's a visitor you want to buy from you, or a CPA manager.

    But even then, having a .com might give you a little advantage but there are many people that can still get accepted even with a .info or .biz. You just need to make sure the site looks good and not like some spammy scam site.
     
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    Nope, it doesn't matter. I've applied for various CPA networks with a .info and you know what? I got accepted without questions. It's what you write in your application that matters and if you do submit a site, then the quality of it too. ;)

    You shouldn't listen to some of the crap that people write on here. If you really want to find out, you should try and apply yourself; though if you do, make sure you write something of quality in your application.
     
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    I applied with .info for three networks and they denied me . its my personal experience. and the sites are not bad...
     
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    My Bad, I just wanted to say .coms, .nets rank better than .infos, .ccs