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Is it possible for .info domains to rank high in google?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by wealthyminds, May 6, 2008.

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Is it possible for .info domains to rank high in google?

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  2. No

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  1. #1
    Hi DP'ers!
    SEMrush
    I was wondering if it is possible for a .info domain to rank high in google search results... I've been using google search everyday, but i hardly noticed any .info domains in the top listings.

    So, does google follow any domain ranking system? I guess since .info is cheap, people use it to make crap sites, so google presumes .info as worthless content...

    I'd appreciate your valuable inputs on this.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. isolete

    isolete Peon

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    They are generally frowned upon as spamming domains, but a decent site with unique content will be ranked just as well as others.
     
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    angilina Notable Member

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    Yes, .info can rank as good as any other domain extension.
     
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    Yes, without a doubt. I actually had a high ranking .info but let it expire.

    On the other hand, if you want repeat viewers, almost no one will remember .info.
     
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    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    Domain extension has no conexion with ranking

    (Only in regional rankings it can helps)
     
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    yes, although it's like winning the lottery. Many can't even get their .info out of the sandbox, let alone on page one.

    However, look at prchecker.info - #1 on google for "check page rank", out of almost 9.3 million results
     
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  7. wealthyminds

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    Wow, this is awesome...

    I was under impression that .info domains were totally banned from google search results.. that was an eye opening example.

    Thanks a lot for the response!
     
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    EnPassant Active Member

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    In fact, stats prove that .info domains rank the best if you capture a keyword and work on that.
     
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    n3o Well-Known Member

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    domain name is not the factor ... the content is ..
     
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    Oh well, I guess it still depends on how will you going to optimized the .info. site.and how many IBL's and quality content the site possess/have.
     
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    bingokid Well-Known Member

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    .info is not a factor. and it's cheaper only for the first year anyway...
     
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    if you promote the right way than any domain can rank high. i have even seen .tk domains in top spots.
     
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    Domain name is a factor in ranking..... But Domain TLD is not a factor in ranking.

    So if you have a .info domain , it will not affecting ranking. I have seen many website with .info extension with a High PR and high serp ranking.

    So nothing to worry about hacking a .info .. its cheap as its new in comparison to other tld like .com or .net ..but i am sure that in the future they will be more costly than .com because the speed users are registering .info domains .. soon i may find my desired keyword rich domain in .com but not in .info
     
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    the biggest example i have seen of top ranking .info domain is

    mydigitalife.info

    its gets lots of no1 results
     
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    There is no proof that Google shows any specific affection to .com or .org or .net or .info.
     
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    Even though the domain extension is not a factor, the domain name, if containing the keywords you are shooting for, will make a difference.
     
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    Very true... I myself have several .info's and only a few .com's and .net's.
     
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    Info com net org have nothing to do when coming to being up there in the rankings. You can do get lowered in terms of rankings if you buy a .info domain and sell products not related to information at all. If you use a .Info domain like it should be, then there is nothing which can push you down the rankings
     
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    My best site is a .info and has lots of top 10 rankings in the search engines. Just make sure you build a quality site full of good original content and it should rank as well as any other domain.

    Having a keyword rich .info domain can help with your rankings
     
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