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Which are the Best TLDs for a review site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gretiwersi, Oct 14, 2016.

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  1. gretiwersi

    gretiwersi Junior Member

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    Hello guys, I'm going to build an amazon review site. I can't get .com TLD for my site because it's already registered but other all TLDs are available to register which are .net .org .info etc. What is the best option can I go with other TLDs?
     
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    Why not just go with a different name?
     
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    I would pick .org
     
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    I checked most of the names and all .com TLDs registered.
     
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    I think .info will suit for your review site. Coz, review means the pros and cons of the particular product which gives the information of that product.
     
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    Wtf? Why would anyone go with .info when is going to SEO it for US Google? Jr Vip with 660 posts and you say this? My goodness...

    My advice for @gretiwersi is to forget the EMDs altogether. If you are new to SEO, you can get the domain easily overoptimized and the benefit of EMD is definitely not worth it. The benefit is minimal and the risk is huge, especially if you don't know what you are doing. If you HAVE to go with EMD, then go with .org or .net, it absolutely doesn't matter for SEO purposes, but check the history of the domain.

    IF you are going to SEO a domain for US Google, ALWAYS, I mean ALWAYS go with top TLD, that is .com, .org or .net. Don't try to be fancy with .tv or .info or other crap.
     
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    For a amazon review type site, it's always preferable to have a brandable domain, so that you can expand later on.

    When you want to flip your niche site, having a brandable domain can really help maximize the value of your website..
     
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    I know there is a debate whether Domain endings have an Impact on ranking or not and I think there are case studies supporting both positions.
    I personally believe it doesn't matter which TLD you choose. Of course there are more .com sites ranking 1st than .info simply because there are far more .com websites registered.

    My advice: Go with a TLD People are used to which would be .COM, .ORG, .NET or even some of the newer TLDs like .CO & .IO
    Don't buy shit like .BOUTIQUE or .SUPPLIES

    I tend to buy .net if .com isn't available, but that's personal preference.
     
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    I mean info TLD gives the information that is the good and bad of the product. I have no idea that I was wrong. Do you have any objection with it? If yes then tell me what's wrong with my point. If no, then **** off.

    .INFO is Intuitive-- The Internet is about information. An "info" address is ideal to communicate information to people who are looking for it. Research indicates that people are attracted to domain names they can readily understand (and remember).

    source: http://www.domainregister.com/info.html
     
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    This is a "Black hat" subsection of the forum, not philosophy. The OP is going to SEO the domain. For SEO purposes, it's not advised to use anything else besides top TLDs, because other TLDs simply aren't as effective. It's different when you are targeting country specific SERPs. Like German, Spanish, etc, where country specific TLDs have an advantage. The statement - ".info gives the idea whether the product is good or not" - Sure, because top TLDs do not do that, only .info can provide the information about the product, other TLDs will block you from posting informative content #irony. Top TLDs have a SEO advantage, even though Google likes to say otherwise. And even if they don't, why would anyone risk registering a .info domain when he can either go with brandable .com or EMD .org/.net. So unless you know what you are talking about, please, at least behave.
     
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    LOL. First of all thanks for understanding that what I am saying. I only suggest .info TLD for gathering information on the product point of view. It's only my suggestion.
    My other point is that if OP wants to know which TLD is best for his affiliate site with doing SEO, then maybe I suggest some other latest TLD get rank easily in Google or any other search engine. I just want OP to know why use .info when comparing with other TLDs.;)
     
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    Well it's a "black hat SEO" section of the forum, so my presumption was, that it's in regard to SEO. Even though I have to say, that lately there has been shittons of threads regarding basically anything in this section, no idea why it's not moderated.
     
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    First of all, I appreciate your effort. In your point of view, you are correct. Hope your effective points will help to the OP and similar others. :)
     
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    I prefer .com over rest of domains.
     
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    Likewise. No offense meant and none taken. :)
     
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    I completely disagree with this, and I will explain why you are incorrect.

    It's a common misconception that TLD's have different weighting for SEO. In fact, even John Mueller mentioned this in the Google blog over a year ago - https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2015/07/googles-handling-of-new-top-level.html - It's kind of elementary for modern webmasters . You will rank for a .com as fast as if you were to use a .info. No problem at all. The myth stems from the fact that .com/.net etc. have more commercial clout and just "look" more professional.

    This also leads into the second point, in which you advise that EMD's are potentially risky and hold little weight. While the point about the over optimisation on the part of a newbie is indeed valid, the risk is not "huge", and I for one have seen significant rankings for competitive keywords on EMD's that also have non-commercial TLD's, with heavy onsite SEO only.

    Stay updated yo!
     
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    I was talking from experience here, not because it was mentioned on Google Blog lol. If you honestly believe the stuff they are talking about there, then I wish you good luck. I could mention X things which "Do not work" or "Work" according to official Google information, yet most of us know, that they are utter crap. Like silo having no effect on ranking for example.

    Even if the different TLDs do NOT have any impact on SEO, then as you said, they look more professional. If I had to choose from 2 websites, both with same meta description, same address and everything and one was .info and one was .com, guess which one I would click first. Same goes for most people.

    And regarding EMDs, you are completely wrong there. The risk of overoptimization there is great and you can ask any member here who knows a bit about SEO. For example, even the raw URL anchor text contains the keyword, branding anchors contain the keyword. If you had a website called "CocaColaYeah.com", then you could easily go with "Coca Cola Yeah" as an anchor and it would pass for brand anchor. If you decide to go with EMD, then you would have "BestBigDogs.com" and Best Big Dogs would pass as an exact match and not brand. Not to mention you have your keyword on every single page in the URL bar, possibly in the site title as well. THIS can lead to overoptimization without too much effort and newbies can get burned very easily and the risk is indeed high in my book. Yeh and by the way, official Google information is, that EMDs has no benefit on SEO whatsoever. So what's the truth then? :) The benefit of EMDs (and I have a couple), if there even is any, because I honestly cannot tell if there even was some benefit, is not worth the risk.

    Also... "heavy onsite SEO" is a very interesting term. You other do your onsite SEO well or you screw it up. By "heavy" you probably mean some keyword stuffing or something and that's definitely not something I would advise for a review site. More trouble than it's worth.
     
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    Agreed, but one who takes that into account wouldnt need to worry about it.

    Heavy as in extensive and exhaustive. No stuffing etc.

    There is a wealth of detailed metrics and published studies on the topic of TLD and ccTLD weighting from 3rd party and well respected bodies.. I guess I will just have to agree to disagree, and it's also down to personal and commercial experience. The only reason I went so gung-ho on finding out for myself through research and testing, is because I used to think the same shiz.
     
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    Yeh, as I said, I am not ruling out the posibility, that TLDs don't matter. However, since I am not a fan of EMDs, then there is no reason for me not to use .com all the time.
     
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    Fair enough. .com FTW, but if some squatter is sitting on the .com, I don't care too much