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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fletcher6490, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. fletcher6490

    fletcher6490 Junior Member

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    If I'm trying to rank an EMD landing page, what domain do you think would rank better. rudolf-rednosereindeer.com or rudolfrednosereindeer.info

    Obviously those aren't the domains but I've been reading that .info is tough to rank. Any truth to that?
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    .com is always the strongest if available.
     
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    fletcher6490 Junior Member

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    Ok, even with a hyphen in there. Thanks
     
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    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Hyphens any form of prefix/suffix or a number added will weaken an emd. Example two recent sites I put up in a similar niche with similar competition. One was an exact match the other I had to add an 's and pluralise. The emd I was able to page one in two weeks the plural is still on page 3 after much work.

    The general rule is .com then .net then .org or .info...This is all debatable but there is no debate about the strength of a dot com. If the hyphen looked like it had a right to be there then it can still work otherwise a geo specific domain is strong if you are after one target country.
     
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    I'd steer clear of the .info but i've had no issues with hyphens, it's all about content and backlinking. Worry less about the domain!
     
  6. fletcher6490

    fletcher6490 Junior Member

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    Thanks guys, appreciate all the info. I went with the .com