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is .info tld harder to rank than .com?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rashow, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. rashow

    rashow Power Member

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    Hi guys,
    do you guys think that a .info would be harder to rank than a .com ? assuming it's the same exact domain name and that both are newly registred domains.
    Thank you.
     
  2. validseo

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    Not harder to rank... The issue people think is happening is that .info, .biz, etc. don't "look" quality so they have a disadvantage winning the click. My personal opinion is that if you are good at managing brands then go for it. Just know you really need to focus on what message you deliver in the SERPs to make sure you win the clicks. You need to be doing that anyway... its just more important since the perceived problem is web searchers seeing ".info" and thinking "I wonder why they didn't get .com?" ... I honestly don't know if that is a real problem or just a way that us internet folks psych ourselves out. I'd wager it is a combination of both.
     
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    No, domain extension is not a ranking factor and it doesn't matter.
     
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    Agree that the main factor is CTR from the results page. If users don't see the URL as very trustworthy they might not want to click.
     
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  5. rashow

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    Thanks for all the info guys, i guess i will go with a .info EMD and see how it goes