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Google SERPs with .INFO domains?

Discussion in 'Google' started by canam, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. #1
    I know it has always been thought that the domain suffix makes zero difference with google, but I think that has not held true for some suffixes maybe, and I am wondering if .info is treated completely the same as .com by google, or if there is a tiny bit more scrutiny on .info's by the google algorithm?

    and if you believe it is not the case today, what about in the coming year?

    any comments welcome, is .info the same as .com in google's eyes???
     
    canam, Jul 3, 2008 IP
  2. kentuckyslone

    kentuckyslone Notable Member

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    Google does not care about the tld (extension) it makes no difference whatsoever and it never will. What matters are Content and backlinks. (not necessarily quantity, but quality)
     
    kentuckyslone, Jul 3, 2008 IP
  3. priyakochin

    priyakochin Banned

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    #3
    Its not true that .info domains have less SERP.
    There are many .info domains with good SERP
     
    priyakochin, Jul 3, 2008 IP
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    Stryder Guest

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    While it's true that Google doesn't care about the TLD unless it's a country specific TLD, it's also true that recently there was a shakeup in the Google index and a lot of .info domains were taken off the index. That could just be due to the fact that a majority of these domain are junk anyways. But it could just as easily be a hint of things to come ..
     
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  5. kentuckyslone

    kentuckyslone Notable Member

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    #5

    I believe that it was because of the content and backlinking strategies. While I am firm in my statement that tld does not matter we all know that there are a great many .info sites that are just crap.

    I have several .infos that are doing well and increasing in traffic and SERPs all the time, but they are all unique content sites.
     
    kentuckyslone, Jul 3, 2008 IP
  6. Dreads

    Dreads Well-Known Member

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    Domain TLDs do not matter. If they did , it would be kinda "unfair".

    Anyhow -> its not the outside that count, its the inside :D (Outside = domain, Inside = content)
     
    Dreads, Jul 3, 2008 IP
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    nosleepno Peon

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    I have recently knocked some very established .Com's out of their 6 year+ position using a .info

    So either I would have knocked them down waaay further, or in my opinion, they disregard the TLD.

    As long as you have relevant, authoritative links, and unique content, you could even been on a free angel fire type hosting and rank #1. (seen that before too).
     
    nosleepno, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    baybossplaya Active Member

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    #8
    sounds like nobody really knows for sure. everyone has their own opinion.
     
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    hsc Banned

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    #9
    99% sure Google doesn't care about the TLD
     
    hsc, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    Rightly said, But I remember there was a thread on DP sometime back where in people complained that their .info domains had gone down on listings , but they were back in a few days.
     
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    gsv13 Well-Known Member

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    That shankeup involved .blogspot blogs also ..... so does that mean google don't like its own service also? IMO that was some kind of mistake which just added more to .info rumour.
     
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    cchetanonline Banned

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    #12
    Googles just looks at the Quality of posts, and links to the site
    it never cares about TLD or Subdomains or cheap domains like .Info etc

    Even if you are on .INFO subdomain u have same exposure as other, just start link building.
     
    cchetanonline, Jul 4, 2008 IP
  13. kentuckyslone

    kentuckyslone Notable Member

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    #13
    I know absolutely for sure and so does everyone else who is informed about the subject. Bootom line - tld does not matter. A website is "judged" based upon it's contents and backlinks.
     
    kentuckyslone, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    lycos Well-Known Member

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    Personally I've seen before .info domains ranked higher than some of the .com. It really depends how you carry out your SEO and that is also influenced by the keywords that you use.
     
    lycos, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    dilzsaran Well-Known Member

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    We can't tell exactly tld does not matter. Because .edu & .gov had more important...

    So it might have some different not exactly...
     
    dilzsaran, Jul 5, 2008 IP
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    #16
    I know that Google don't pay any attention on domain name, but Google likes when you have links and gadjets from Google, as I heared.
     
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    I think SERPs don't have any point on last extension . Main thing is what you publish on domain name . If you have published a best content , people will find you , you will get back links also related to same niche which works in SERPs as well as in PR .
     
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    #18
    I agree with kentucky and all the others that say the extension does not
    matter with the SEs algorithm.

    However, if a site has been reported for spam, the Google reviewer might be
    slightly biased when he first sees that another .info has been reported.


    Bompa
     
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    #19
    prchecker.info has good rank and position in Google
     
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    #20
    Content is king (of course with quality backlinks :D)
     
    aspire, Jul 5, 2008 IP