(Rolls up sleeves for forthcoming flame fight) The following is my experience on the touchy subject of domain names. VAST amounts of guesswork and crap have been written on the subject. Are .com domains better than .net or .info etc? No, it doesn't make a scrap of difference. Domain names like "discountflights.com" are better than "freds.info" or "discountflights.freds.info" Not really. Perhaps it might help a bit but a page on freds.info can still rank high on Google and if it does the mugs will still click on it. The page description is MUCH more important. That is what the mugs read. "Aged domains are better than new domains" Now, that IS true. The "sandbox" does exist and there is another VERY important related factor: TRUST. If you have a brand new domain name and suddenly throw 1000 backlinks at you will KILL IT as far as Google is concerned. You WILL be de-indexed, banned, given the boot. But an aged domain with rank and backlinks can "take it" Which leads me to my next couple of points: "Free hosting accounts are bad" Bullshit!!! Free hosting accounts are GOOD. If you can make a subdomain called "discountflights.freehost com" then that is VERY GOOD because freehost.com is already an aged domain with thousands of pages indexed. You can throw a ton of backlinks at it. "Subdomains are not as good as "real" domains. Bullshit! What about a blog called "discountflights.blogspot.com"? Blogspot.com has MILLIONS of subdomains. Do you think if you make a spam blog then ALL of blogspot.com will be banned? Yeah, right. No, just yours. Still don't believe me? What about all the Web 2 sites. You can make a page there and start off at an advantage and you can throw MANY backlinks at it without killing it. You KNOW that is true. So don't come to me with your ideas that if you want to make 10 or 100 sites you must carefully search for "just the right domain name for each one" "Scraper site spammers" did (and still do) register hundreds or thousands of domain names at a time. They hoped to make their money back in the few days or weeks before Google would ban the whole domain. BUT, if you make relatively "white" domains and subdomains you won't be banned even if you use "black" methods to promote them. Unless (as mentioned above) you are throwing too many backlinks at a new domain name. This is the most important post you have ever read so give me lots of "reputation" or I will hunt you down and be rude to you.