1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Harder to get indexed with a .info?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by omgitsdave, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. omgitsdave

    omgitsdave Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I bought about 10 .info domains hoping to create some sites and get ranked for some fairly non-competitive keywords.

    Ran into a small problem though... Google won't index my site. I was building links by commenting on blogs in my niche and with profile links. Also did some social bookmarking. When I search for the keyword on goolge it says it only has about 130,000other pages.

    It's really frustrating that this is going nowhere for me(the #2 spot is a crap tripod site with 0 backlinks) so,
    1) Did I do something wrong or something to get me sandboxed?
    2)Does google sandbox .info domains/make it harder to get indexed?(Before this I was sure the answer was no!)
    3) Should I just forget about this keyword and move on to my next niche/domain or should I just trash my .infos and use blogspot or something....

    edit: I know that no website is just going to rise in the SERPs quickly but my experience with my other sites(all .coms) has been for Google to index the site really quickly and with no real link building done. :(
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010
  2. spillsplash

    spillsplash Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    54
    I have never had a problem with my .info's. I have one that does quite well in the serps
     
  3. foxriver

    foxriver Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    76
    Home Page:
    Hey dave....you could be sandboxed but need more info.

    How old are the sites. Are you talking about all 10 or just one not being indexed.

    Are they wordpress blogs or static sites?

    It's hard to tell what you know and what you don't know. Newbies sometimes get confused with pagerank and being indexed. Are you going to google.com and typing "site:www.yoursite.com" in the search bar?

    Try going to yahoo.com and typing the same in the searchbar.

    Also try, site:yoursite.com in other words without the www


    I've had sites go for weeks or months without showing up in the index. Seems pretty rare these days if you're doing everything.


    If you're working with blogs, make sure you submit your rss feed to the directories. Go to one of the free aggregators and put a couple of your feeds together to create a new feed and submit to rss directories.....you can create many new feeds by adding different feeds together. That will ususally get you unstuck.

    There's some rss submitters in the download area, try one or more of those tools....they work. MOst of the submitters will also ping.

    It never hurts to set up a blogger blog....in fact I use blogger all the time, just counting my days until they get dumped though. So, don't be too spammy, do a review or something. I also will set up a wordpress.com, they also don't last long and will get dumped before the blogger but could get you out of the box.

    If you really want to work, do some youtube videos and point them back to your site in the description.

    If you've done everything then I would just sit back and wait. Start another project and let your first project brew a while :)

    Good luck
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. omgitsdave

    omgitsdave Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was referring to just one of my 10 domains.

    Tried the "site:" operator and neither google nor yahoo show my site in their index. However, last week Google did show one page. The domains are all a few weeks old and the site is a few static html pages.

    When I search for my sites URL in Google many of the forum profiles I placed my link on will come up, this means that googlebot is crawling on there and should have gotten to my site, no? In the past I've submitted my site to Digg and done nothing else in terms of SEO/linkbuilding but had many of my pages indexed within 2 weeks. With this site I have been very proactive about getting backlinks and the opposite is happening, haha.

    I will take your suggestions to mind, thanks a lot for the detailed reply Fox!
     
  5. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,021
    Likes Received:
    3,353
    Location:
    ?¿?
    Home Page:
    There's no difference. I buy a ton of .infos when there's like $0.99 first year sales. I auto submit them to a bunch of social networks, just even a digg.com link will get you indexed in like 12-24 hours. Its really pretty easy.
     
  6. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    239
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Chicago
    .info can be a pain in the ass. one of them took me about 1 month to index :(
     
  7. biks

    biks Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Video editor, graphics guy
    .info's suck ass for niche sites.

    They get indexed easy enough, just Google seems to think they're sub-par domains. I've built 25 niche sites with all the same exact template and I only went after sites that have the same stats. Out of the 25 niche sites I've built, ALL are in the top 3 and most are on page 1 and many are #1. All have the same amount of backlinks (3 or so on ezinearticles). With my template/formula, I've gotten sites into the #1 spot in one month. (starting from creation, indexing and ranked.)

    The only f*cking one NOT within the top 3 is the *ONE* .info domain I bought. It FINALLY showed up around page 15 by pushing many more backlinks to it.

    Same deal for domains with dashes.

    Now, notice I said NICHE sites. Sure, you can rank ANY keyword for ANY domain by fire hosing backlinks to it. The point is if you want to do it quickly and easily, avoid .info domains.

    Getting indexed: You submitting RSS feeds of the site far and wide? Submitted site maps? Pinged everything twice? Notified all those stat sites with a script of some sort? Submitted it to digg/Yahoo buzz? I've noticed any links I submit with an article to ezinearticles gets found real fast.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010
  8. omgitsdave

    omgitsdave Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I did stat sites, I've pinged a lot of the backlinks I created, Submitted to digg and some other SB sites. I also have a sitemap linked on the site and on Goolge Webmaster Tools, it seems like my sitemap is downloaded every day according to Webmaster Tools. Have not done anything with RSS or articles yet though.

    What do you guys here at BHW think I should do now? Should I forget about my .info domains and buy some .com names? Or should I just move on to my next .info project?

    Don't really want to waste my time or money...
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2010
  9. biks

    biks Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Video editor, graphics guy
    Well, what are the daily searches you would get IF you did buy the .com versions? If no one is bothering to search for that term, then what's the point? Pick any random name and force feed it keyword anchored links of your choice.

    This is why niche research is friggin' CRUCIAL before you take any actions. Doesn't matter how many CPS companies you might've joined, where are you getting traffic from? It's also FRIGGIN hard to GET a real amount of traffic, not matter how many WFO offers claim they have the short cut. If you want to make more than just chump change, it takes work. /rant
     
  10. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    2,465
    I can get indexed for a .co.cc, .info, .org all in the same amount of time. It just matters what you are doing. If it takes you more than 1 day to get indexed on ANY site, you arent trying hard enough.
     
  11. gogogo

    gogogo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    9
    Google is smarter now and doesn't care about domain TTLs. You've probably did something wrong/blackhat and you get penalized for that or you just didn't wait enough time until your site gets indexed.
     
  12. omoxx

    omoxx Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    18
    .Info are tougher to get indexed, but the worst thing is that they are much, very much easier to get de-indexed by big G!!!

    I suffered that months ago, lost more than 30 sites and never gonna buy a f*ckin* .info again even if they are free!
     
  13. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    440
    What about .info just for affiliate link re-directs? for those cases, are .info pretty good since they are just pointing your link. ex. ezinearticles doesn't allow affiliate links in articles or resources, must be an actual domain name your own.
     
  14. vette09

    vette09 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    40
    Occupation:
    Traveler
    Location:
    Earth - I travel full time.
    All my sites get indexed within 24 hours and I've not noticed a difference in the SERPs/indexing based on .info, .com, .org, etc.
     
  15. Codythebest

    Codythebest Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    880
    Location:
    Fuerteventura
    Home Page:
    Harder to get indexed if you're selling something with them.
    Easy to get indexed and easy PR if you use them just to share informations..
     
  16. snap2

    snap2 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    19
    I've never had any problems all in all with .info's
     
  17. omgitsdave

    omgitsdave Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey all! Just wanted to give an update, Google has started indexing some of my pages but I'm not anywhere in the SERPs yet. However I took the #1 spot on Yahoo.

    The conclusion I'm drawing from this is that it might be somewhat harder to get indexed with a .info but in the long run it probably has no effect.
     
  18. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    143
    I got some high ranking .info's domains, so I'm guessing no. There is however no denying a .com looks way more professional than a .info.
     
  19. redfulong

    redfulong Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    25
    I've had great luck with my .info domains. Most get indexed within a day or two. Longest it's taken has been 5 days.
     
  20. gogogo

    gogogo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    9
    Since the only difference between acquiring difference TTLDs is their price, Google has no reason to give better weight to some TTLDs than others, because that would be easy to manipulate.