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.INFO domains and search engines

     

winus

2:10 am on Nov 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I would like to know INFO domain name. The search engine's weight is kind of how! Heard that a few years ago because of the storm free of charge! The drop was right! Really do?

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[edited by: buckworks at 3:04 am (utc) on Nov. 24, 2008]
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gpmgroup

5:41 pm on Nov 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The search engines are very sophisticated, it beggars belief that anyone can suggest that search engines will discriminate on a gTLD basis.

There are good .info sites there are bad .info sites
There are good .com sites there are bad .com sites

Never say never but it is extremely unlikely any decent search engine will place any weight on a gTLD sites choice of TLD / extension (.com .info, .net, or .org etc.)

draggar

7:47 pm on Nov 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I agree. The TLD has little effect on search engine results, most of it is content and some of it is the domain name (good pairing can be important) but 99.99% of the time they do not care if it is a .com, .org, .info, .zz, etc.. (unless the TLD / ccTLD is blocked by your ISP).

martinibuster

8:11 pm on Nov 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If I were writing an algorithm my machine could throw a yellow flag on every dot info domain because they are regularly abused by spammers due to the low cost. You can throw them all in a bucket and continue processing and not waste resources on them.

But then again, you can expend resources processing dot info domains same as any other domains are processed. So not sure if there is any benefit to singling out a domain for special scrutiny since everything is going to be scrutinized...

But on the other hand, by taking out the .info domains you can maybe speed up the processing of the other domains, and do a shorter routine on .info domains...

gpmgroup

10:42 pm on Nov 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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But on the other hand, by taking out the .info domains you can maybe speed up the processing of the other domains, and do a shorter routine on .info domains...

Isn't really logical for two reasons

1) By volume there are a lot more .com domains you wouldn't want in your index than there are .info names.

2) The processing power to exclude any domain for other reasons is minimal. Plus once a site is tagged as bad its statistically unlikely to change very often.

(Even if you run a simple crawl and check to see if the content has changed once a month in terms of processing power needed for other tasks (cleaning up and ordering the data etc.) it's minimal.)