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The .info domain is not good for SEO, isn't it?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by freehealthylife.com, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. freehealthylife.com

    freehealthylife.com Power Member

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    Somebody told me that .com domain is the best for SEO . But I want to know that can we SEO a website with .info domain . And is that more difficult than .com domain . Thanks
     
  2. roberteb

    roberteb Regular Member

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    In theory it shouldn't make any difference but in practice (mine I can't speak for others) they do rank but take more time and effort. I'd say if a .com is available go for that or a .org in preference to a .info.

    I also like to register my domains for two years again I can only speak for myself but I get better results even though it is mor expensive. Possibly the search engines think it's less likely to be used just for spam.
     
  3. ericsson

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    Doesn´t matter.. :)
     
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  4. edbacorn

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    i am also working hard for seo on my info domain still no results
     
  5. kirahster

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    A few years ago I tried to rank a .info and did not have a lot of luck. I know a lot more about SEO now so I just bought up a few and I am going to have a shot at them and see how it goes.
     
  6. nuzunov

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    i have a few .info domains and i have no problems in ranking. I don't know what your niche is but mine is in Bulgarian language - Музикална агенция - that means music agency and i am 1st on the 1st page ;)
     
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    As my experience in seo field, .com and .net is more easy then any other extension domains to rank. You can rank .info also but you will have to do more effort to rank.
     
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    don't forget taht your .info domains can ranked well too...

    but people prefer TLD like .com .net .org as primary domain, not sure why
     
  9. ronmac321

    ronmac321 Registered Member

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    .info works just like any other domain extension. It all depends on your competition. Try to rank any new domain for viagra and you will struggle.
    Try to rank for
    "tight red with blue spots widgets gone wild"
    and you could use a well abused subdomain under a .info and rank for it.

    I have hundreds of .infos that rank in the top three for various keywords.
     
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  10. Tartaros

    Tartaros Newbie

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    I hope that some day even the last guy realizes that a .info domain extension sure was NOT the reason for his site not ranking well.
     
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    As long as you don't go with .INFO you're safe... wasted my time getting .info keyword match domains...
     
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  12. johnbly341

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    I have a number of .info exact match domains that are doing fine on low to medium competition keywords. I haven't tried anything more competitive yet.
     
  13. nuzunov

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    I think johnbly341 is right, i've never tryied optimizing for a high competition frase or word.
     
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    It totally matters. I have info's that simply struggle. Always go for .com => .net => .org => .info for generic un-geotargeted keywords.
     
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    you can make enything rank if you throw links at it! Even co.cc!!
     
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    The guys ranking N1 with .info domains for phrases without ANY competition won't give you an idea is .info good for SEO.

    It's a whole different story in the competitive niches: weight loss pills
    Just google it, see how many .info you will find in the first 100 results :D
     
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    Got totally worried when i read the headline!!! Wasnt looking forwad to the extra hard work :p in saying that i just started putting content (some of which i definitely wouldnt call unique!) on my .info domain about 2 to 3 weeks ago and the other day i checked and it was given a PR 2 and had been found a couple of times through search engines. this is without doing ANY backlinking yet or any real seo work other than putting up meta tags and descriptions, which is leading me to believe that there is no difference what domain name you chose!

    ...oh ya, the domain name isnt a keyword for anything!
     
  18. tejsin

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    I think it can work out if you work hard :)
     
  19. Shaken not Stirred

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    I did an experiment with this, I bought a .com and .info domain and put them on separate hosting accounts they were both WHOIS Protected, wrote 500 words of content on each.

    The .com ranked instantly for the exact phrase on the first page.
    The .info ranked on like page 55 and remains there to this day.

    Anything other than .info.
     
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    I have abandoned my .info since a long time. No way to get them ranking. I replaced with .com and doing nothing...boom...first page...
    But I have seen some .info successful though...
     
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