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Does Whois information really affect rank at all

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zoomsixx, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I've heard different things about this. Some of the things I have heard. Using whois guard can negatively affect rank, registering for more than a year can help, using fake info can have negative affects.

    I have tried all of these and can't say if they hurt or help. I prefer to use whois guard (via Namecheap) and Cloudflair for DNS which I do on some sites without any noticeable change in the SERPS.

    Please post any results you have seen, both negative and positive. I'm curious.
     
  2. BlackHat3

    BlackHat3 Regular Member

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    How would they figure out its fake info though? On my next domain im going to use real info....just not mine. Im getting pretty sick of getting banned from adsense.
     
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    i also thoughts other day, behind who is there is also a mystery near to google.
     
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    themidiman Power Member

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    Never had any issues with using private registration. G states in their patent that they may use the duration of a domain registration as a ranking factor, but again, I have not personally seen any difference here. Domains I reg for a year rank the same as domains I have registered for 5+. Just my experience.
     
  5. Sparrow

    Sparrow Newbie

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    Just to give u food for thought.

    I signed up with a Gmail account and after three days got an email saying that the name I used while signing up wasn't real. WOW.

    Now Google doesn't has the database of the names of 6 billion plus people on this planet but they do know that the name I used was not real. With Google Maps and things like that I suspect that they can have a good guess if the address in whois details is real or fake.

    Ur opinion?
     
  6. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I understand you could use fake info and Google really wouldn't know. I really meant using obviously fake info, like 555-555-5555 as your phone number, or 123 Main St. as your address.

    Has anyone ever have any problems using Cloudflair DNS or Whois guard type services?
     
  7. TheViceroy

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    I've never noticed any different with my domain registrations. I doubt that they really take that into account when it comes to rankings (and if they do, it's probably a pretty small factor in the overall ranking process).