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.infos penalized from the get-go?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by lnissen, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. lnissen

    lnissen Newbie

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    I'm getting ready to launch a bunch of new automated sites, and I've heard from a friend in the business that .infos are harder to get indexed. He says they take longer and don't get as much traffic. He doesn't have a ton of data to go off of though. Does anyone else have any experience in this?
     
  2. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    haha, who is telling you this?

    .Infos can rank really well given you don't just throw them up on google with a shit cloaker and expect some magical to happen within 24 hrs.

    Try to build them up a little gradually if you are intending to bringing organic traffic.
     
  3. blackmark

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    yeah I have some .infos that rank better than my .com although they belong to the same niche...
     
  4. spector

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    i have a couple of .info's that are ranking very well in the se's...

    i am not an expert but i put these in the engines from the start and they had no problems getting indexed in the engines...

    do it the right way and they will last a very long time, that goes for any type of domain.
     
  5. awdit

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    yes thats true. Its not the extension that does the ranking it's the content. Great content equals great ranking at any extension.
     
  6. lnissen

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I'm definitely going to do a mix and I'll post my results in this thread.
     
  7. heranesti

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    I had friends who had better success with .info domains compared to other Top Level Domains.

    .info domain are cheapest but they sell for far more cheaper than other TLD. Anybody know why?
     
  8. celestmark

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    I never heard (read) it said better!

    I have most of my TLDs as .info's and they're doing just fine!

    Crappy Content = Crappy SERP listing. PERIOD!

    Now, if you just happen to pick up a recently blacklisted domain... then I'm not sure what's up with that!

    ;)
     
  9. thanatos

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    .info ranking like all other TLDs-true
     
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    They might rank the same, but a lot of people perceive them as SPAM, so they don't click them in the SEs.

    I myself skip over them most of the time because a lot of them are rehashed crap.
     
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    Interesting... Never thought of it that way and a DOT COM is usually recognized with being a WEBSITE and thus easiest to remember.

    Well, the DOT INFOs have been around long enough, but it's a fact Registrars sell them cheaper for a reason?

    I think most are using them for Backlinks and Blog/Cloak farming. Still, I don't think a non-marketer is looking at the extentions of the domain in SERP listing. Their looking at the topic and description, right?

    I supposed each to their own... if you can find a decent dot com name go for it.... but, you may have no choice as they are being squatted upon more and more!
     
  12. deth_by_uv

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    That's about the biggest reason why I still go with .com's against the cheaper .info. Simply because of the instant recognition that the .com brings. When I listen to the radio, you hear lots of ads trying to drive traffic to their sites and they all have .com. On TV, the big name advertisers all use .com.

    So it just makes sense to go ahead with the .com if recognition and branding is important I guess. For me, I haven't tried .info's since everyone on the WF seemed to suggest against them...but a lot of you guys seem to be doing well.

    I'll give it a try and see.
     
  13. mookie9920

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    You can get info's for like 1.89....whats a .com cost like 6 or 7$$?? If your just building ten or so sites a month thats fine, but just imagine buyin 500 or 600 domains a month. It starts to add up, personally idk if they get penalized but I always use a .com for whitehat and a .info for blackhat. I figure they are only going to last a month or so anyway so I don't bother wasting the money on the .com
     
  14. Whisker

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    Why do you figure that?

    Where do your domains go exactly after the month?
     
  15. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    Yes! I always wondered that too...other than google not indexing your site is what I hear will happen, but what does happen? From anyone's experience?

    Do blackhat sites only last a month or so? I'm really new to the BH side, it's pretty damn interesting.
     
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    never heard of that .info should be penalised think its just a rumour floating around, I have alot of high ranked .info domains and i have never got the vibe it should be less effective then other domains!
     
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    they don't go anywhere, you still have them.....but if they are de-indexed (banned) what good are they?

    it depends what you are doing how long they last...
     
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    Try a mix of domain types on your sites and keep track of them. You will find what works for what you are doing.