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.info domain names

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by sensoryfx, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. sensoryfx

    sensoryfx Membership: Community

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    As I am primarily in the business of creating information products it seems .info domains would be an ideal way to publish them.

    Are .info domains effective as far as 'keywords' ?
     
  2. djuqa

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    yes
     
  3. DavidL

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    If your market is global, why not? I don't think *Google* has any bias against them and the word 'info' in the extension may even help a little bit

    Eg search 'dog info' in Google. There are 2 .info domains on first page - you don't see that very often and the .info is bolded. Proof that G do take into account what's right of the dot (and a warning/opportunity with the release of these new gTLDs)
     
  4. snoopy

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    Haven't heard of them getting any penalty but I havent heard of them ranking well either. I'm not sure I see why these names would be suited to informational sites, of course the domain is an abbreviation of the word but the extension is barely known and where it is known it is often in relation to low quality sites (the reason spammers have used it a lot is because of discount registration fees, $1 etc).

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum25/3635.htm
    http://www.sbddirectorysoftware.com/blog/posts/info-domain.htm
     
  5. snoopy

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    Who uses the word "info" as a search term though?

    It is a very limited market, even the best info terms are only in the low-mid 000' searches a month, "flight info", "movies info", "dog info" (probably skewed by people looking for infodog.com) etc. Once you get beyond say the best 50 terms there is nothing much there.
     
  6. zhenjie

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    great for 301 redirects
     
  7. Shane

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    I have a few developed sites on .info. I haven't had a huge amount of luck with them, but they do pay their own way.

    I have to agree with Snoopy though, with it being an extension that is very much associated with spammers.

    Okay for websites relying on search engine traffic, but you couldn't build a brandable business out of one unless you had a super strong term like homeloan.info or something.
     
  8. James

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    I sold a site a few years ago which was a .info that ranked for a big entertainment term in the USA.

    But these days I think spammers are hitting them hard with .info style domains lol
     
  9. DavidL

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    I only said
    ... Understand it's not a huge factor but in seo you need to take every edge you can.

    Also it wouldn't just help the exact match search but every search containing the word 'info on cocker spaniels ear lice' etc