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.info domain backlink theory



8:18 pm on Apr 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

I read that .info domain is not recommended as it is considered as spam domain.

My website is .info site and I'm selling an certain product. For me it is not important that domain is rememberable so I'm thinking it other way ... for me it is important to have good back links to have high rankings. My page also has general description of product which allows me to get back links from pages that offers general informations (wikipedia, etc etc). So when I suggest my website to certain web pages I think it's very good to have .info domain as those page will treat my page as good information resource and agree to linking back. What do you think of this theory ?

sry for my bad ENG,



5:48 pm on Apr 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Spam websites are more often found on .info domains. It depends if searches think this also? Do they treat all domains equally or not? - I dont know they are no .info sites in the top 100 websites.


6:42 pm on Apr 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Very unlikely that SE's automatic algos treat .info domains differently.

But human factor could be at play (a manual reviewer for example), as statistically much greater number of poor quality, scam, spam sites use .info domains than say com, net.

For this unfortunate perception, I am more reluctant to link to .info domains, how unfair it would appear.


7:53 pm on Apr 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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am more reluctant to link to .info domains, how unfair it would appear

Why surely you check out the site then irrespective of extension you decide whether the site is worth linking to or not?

Or am I missing something here?


8:26 pm on Apr 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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gpmgroup, just coincidentally today I did give a link to .info site that I think will benefit my visitors.

What I want to say, I will look into .info site more closely


11:23 am on Apr 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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just invested in .info domain and am planing on changing my brand to include the .info.

i think that it will take time to get the .info away from spammers but eventually it will, hopefully in our lifetime.
i am especially upset on some domain registrants giving specials of 99c for .info domains


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