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Do .info sites rank differently?
Was wondering why my .info site still has PR0

 5:27 pm on Mar 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just desiged a .info site and was wondering if the search engines rank them any differently? I still have no PR and I know I have a decent amount of incoming links already. It has only been a month, but with past experience, I know it usually takes less than that to become at least a PR1 or PR2. If anyone has a .info site that ranks high let me know, just so I can be reassured.



Alternative Future

 5:29 pm on Mar 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi jtmoney77,

The Google PR has not been updated since Jan there are some threads on this knocking around WW.



 5:37 pm on Mar 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

On the whole, a .INFO site won't be treated less favourably than a .COM, .CO.UK, etc. The reason they tend not to show up in the results is purely down to the relatively small number of .INFO domains registered when compared to other, more popular domains.

Regional search engines that filter by domains type may exclude .INFO domains from their results. That said, in these cases, they may also filter out .COM or .CO.UK domains too, depending on how the filtering works.



 5:39 pm on Mar 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

The Google PR has not been updated since Jan..

Aahh.. does that explain why my site, with a PR of 5 reported by GoogleBar, is now waaaaay down the search results (like in the 40s) when it was 8th in January for exactly the same search terms?

Tropical Island

 6:19 pm on Mar 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Our .info site has always ranked well in all search engines including Google.


 7:11 pm on Mar 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

my .info site has PR5. I see absolutly no difference in the extension used. I have sites with info,org,net,com and all do well with no differences between them in the SE's.

About no PR updates I submitted a .com site in mid Jan and every two weeks or so it has increased one PR to a PR4 currently.


 5:10 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks everyone...my site ironically just went to a PR3 right after I posted this thread. It has only been a month so I am pleased.

Thanks again!


 7:56 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Our .info commerical site is doing wonderful on google and yahoo. It maintains a google pr7. Haven't really seen any disadvantages in search engine ranking on .info domains.


 8:06 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Try this thread:


See message 3 from GoogleGuy. It's official: there is no preference for TLDs.


 12:13 am on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

A caveat about .info and .biz TLD’s. Their web page ranking may be unaffected, but I have had a lot more outbound e-mail from addresses like
me@company.info and me@company.biz blocked as spam by the recipients’ ISP or e-mail program.

I’d recommend another domain name for e-mail. That domain could be your company-name.com while the name for the website can be www.meaningful-keyword.info.

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