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.info EMD vs non emd .com

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fad3r, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. fad3r

    fad3r Power Member

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    I am trying to rank an EMD .info and really struggling. This is the first time I am trying to rank a .info and I chose it because of the EMD. Does anyone have ideas if it is more challenging to rank a .info EMD vs trying to rank a non EMD .com? Thanks in advance.
     
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    EMD doesn't affect how well you do in SERPS that much, only slightly in my experiments.
    .Info, however, is significantly much harder to rank than a regular .COM, so I'm going with non EMD .com domain over EMD .Info

    :)
     
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  3. fad3r

    fad3r Power Member

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    It will be interesting to see what happens when all these new TLDs are released. Ok back to namecheap I go.
     
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    Is this the same for .biz also or is just .info?
     
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    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    I haven't played around with .biz domains but I'm leaning toward it being the same as .info.
     
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    Hi fad3r

    Google have a few criteria here.

    .com and .org are threated as premium suffixes.
    If you are trying to rank nationally rather than internationally then that nations suffix is treated as premium (.co.uk for UK based sites with content primarily for UK based audinces)

    .co (formerly Columbia's national suffix) was converted into a third premium in 2011 (I think)

    All the rest are treated as secondary (.info, .biz, .me etc etc)

    It's perfectly possible to rank EMD's that are not premium, in fact once you get over the initial "hump" it goes reasonably well, there is however a drag factor at the beginning that seems to take a lot longer than a premium suffix.

    Without knowing what you are trying to rank for it's hard to be more specific than that.

    Scritty
     
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    forwardedlandlines Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well.. I've had many responses here telling that it's just as easy to rank an info domain, except that it's... slower in response or something..
     
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    I'm ranking a .biz non-EMD successfully, but obviously you can rank .com's easier.
     
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    arnoldblack Newbie

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    had no probs ranking emd .co and .me's would rather user them than a keywordx.com type .com.
     
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    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Just following onto Scrittys point, I don't have enough evidence to conclusively say this - but I've found .me to be MUCH easier to rank than .info. I don't have enough test cases to prove my point, but found I ranked a .me just as easy as a .net.au in the exact same niche targeting the exact same keywords. Exact content too - this experiment took place by re-doing a website after panda broke my .net.au - I started over with a .me and am finding it real easy :)
     
  11. MrSoiza

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    Completely agree, i also find .tv's rank so well !!
     
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    n00b question, whats EMD?
     
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    Like I've said before, I took #1 for a decent credit card term with an EMD.info without issue. Ranked all the same. And I've done it many times since.
     
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    I can tell you it took 3 days to get the .info indexed. I threw the link into social monkey and xindexer and that seemed to work but no rank. I did the same (starting over with a .net) and in less then 24 hours not only did it index it is now ranked 157 for 1 of the keywords (the one it is an EMD for).

    2 quick questions.
    01) Are Colombian domains really premium now (this is ironic because I leave for Colombia in less then 24 hours & I plan to move there next year).
    02) Are .net considered premium?
     
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    What is a "keywordx.com" I dont know that means.
     
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    You must be very skilled to be messing with credit card terms since they are competitive. Do you agree it took longer?
     
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    has the domain name been used before - maybe by a spammer?

    many "experts" will not even consider using anything but a .com, .org, or .net
     
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    Must you reply 3 times to the same thread in a row?
    Seems just like you're trying to increase your post count. Stop it.

    Btw, a keywordx.com is most likely a .com domain with the keyword inside it, along with an extra letter, which would be the "x".
     
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    You're an idiot. Wtf would I care about my post count?

    Thanks bro.