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Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by sizzlers, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. sizzlers

    sizzlers Newbie

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    Bought few keyword based domain names mainly health based niches with info exts

    example : weightloss*** d0t info

    Even the suffixes are meaningfully related to the keywords.

    Need clarifications regarding SEO, Ranking of the website compared to com / net/ org and Monetization methods - Adsense / CPA
     
  2. damnwtf11

    damnwtf11 Junior Member

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    i personally think they behave just like com net etc.
    But some guys said Google dont respect info domains.
     
  3. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    They do not get the same respect as com/net/org, but if properly SEO'd, promoted, and managed, they can rank. .info's are a gateway drug to the better TLD's.
     
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    There will be no ranking variations between .com, info,cc, etc... in terms of SEO.
    But in other hand TLD's like .co.uk rank well in UK(geographic) and co.ca rank well in Canada.
    Hope it helps.
     
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  5. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    I agree with Gregstereo. They are a good way to get your feet wet. My first couple of batches of autoblogs were .info domains and I rank on the first page for several keywords on some of them. But then I started buying .com domains as I had some cash flow.

    One thing I've seen discussed before is that for the general public, no one is going to remember .info. In the U.S. everyone is trained to think .com, so if you had a domain named redrubberball.info, they are going to think redrubberball.com and that's what they would type if they were trying to go directly to your site.
     
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  6. twix70

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    I agree with Scorpionking that tld's related to countries can sometimes work better in the goegraphical location rather than a dot c0m

    I have found personally info sites can rank just as well if the on and off site seo is good.

    Saying all that if you keep an eye out for companies special offers you can get .c0m's for cheap money at certain times.

    Finally there is some thought that paying for more than 1 year at a time can give credability although this is not something I can atest to.

    HTH
     
  7. Dumper

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    .info is beneficial if your on a budget and have a boat load of autoblogs but .com is most definitely the way to go if you can afford it.
     
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    If you have a site that is very geo-centric, a ccTLD like .ca or .co.uk can be very beneficial. Though even then, if the .com is available I would get it as well and 301 the .com to the ccTLD (or vice versa for some A/B testing).

    As for paying for more than 1 year at a time boosting your name's ranking, my opinion is that is hype from registrars who want you to lock in a name with them to increase their revenue and portfolio size. Big G puts much more weight on the age of the domain to date than its potential future age from what I've seen.
     
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    I think its almost unreal to rank in G top in health niche with .info domains.
     
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    You may use them for YT, FB etc. promotion
     
  11. secretboy08

    secretboy08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i had ranked about 28 .info's in first 5 rankings till yesterday.
    so yes they can be ranked.
     
  12. kensai

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    .info can rank. I have 10 sites already ranking in google frontpage, outranking .com and other sites. The only thing that matters to google is the domain name and its relevance to the keyword you want to rank for, not the domain extension!