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Link Popularity and Domain Extensions

How domain extensions affect popularity



8:33 am on Oct 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I am wondering if anyone has had experience in studying the effects of domain name extensions [strictly] as it pertains to search engine ranking.

For example, say, 30 domains pointing to a website will raise the domain site's link popularity.

I am currently attempting to research further the difference in relevancy between identical domain sites that have domains with varying domain name extension link popularity linked to it.

24 .com and 5 .net and 1 .org --> CLIENTDOMAIN
30 .com --->CLIENTDOMAIN

etc. domains pointing to a website home page.

It seems to me as though the search engines, especially altavista and google, are putting more relevancy on sites that have a 'variety' of domain extensions (irrespective of reciprocal link HTML content) as opposed to all .com domain names that act as reciprocal links and these engines seem to be ranking domains, with varying exensions linked to them, higher.

Any input or insight into this would be greatly appreciated.

9:35 am on Oct 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi metanet and welcome onboard

I think you are talking about a linkfarm. This trick has been usefull and might still give you some results in some SE for a short time. The SE's are picking up on these inflated link methodes and you might get yourself banned.

Go for real links and real content, that will never fail


10:47 am on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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1 topic, 2 domains = twice the work, they both need PageRank for it to work.

2 topics, 2 domains is better.

2 domains need 2 different IPs (different c class)


5:10 pm on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Each of the domains have a unique IP address and each domain hosts a real site, that both link back to the main page.

My question was concerning the differences, of domain extensions , and how they affect the ranking of the main page that carries the link popularity.

Is link popularity more potent if the sites linking to your page carrying the same domain extension or varying extensions? .edu .com .org Do these score differently?

6:26 pm on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Two issues involved here
- do some TLDs carry more weight than others. It has often been suggested that .edu is more likely to get high page rank in Google, but even that is disputable and relates only to Google. Otherwise to my knowledge there is no difference.
- is a mix of TLDs likely to to make a linkpop orientated SE believe your links are coming from diverse places? Donīt think so. Iīm pretty sure TLDs are of no importance in linkpop algos. If the link comes from a well linked, authoritative site it carrys high weight, regardless of the TLD.
If you think of crosslinking your own sites and try to cover the trail with different TLDs: forget it, itīs about IP.


11:33 pm on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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"If you think of crosslinking your own sites and try to cover the trail with different TLDs: forget it, itīs about IP. "

I totally agree. We use random IP addresses and create real web sites on TLDs (a very time consuming and daunting task) from hundreds of different blocks and networks that are at our disposal as an Internet Service Provider. It helped us ranked a single word keyword "DSL" # 1 on 5 engines for 2 months straight. We have been lax and are just getting back into doing things. This board is great. Thanks for your input. I agree about the IP's and content 100% !


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