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IDNs domain names don't get PR. Better to use unicode or punycode?

     
12:13 pm on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am thinking to use IDN domain name with Japanese characters. But the problem is that no IDN domain name has any page rank. Why is that? Does that mean I won't get as much traffic from searches as I would get if I would use a normal domain name?

My next question is also what is better, that users link to unicode or punycode:

I hope anybody can help me.

Thank you

[edited by: makemetop at 5:14 pm (utc) on Jan. 24, 2010]
[edit reason] URLs removed as per TOS. They were examples of Unicode and Punycode URLs. [/edit]

6:40 pm on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The reason that IDN domains probably have little Page Rank is that they are both new and will have, I expect, few links to them from authoritive sites.

However, you may get more information by posting your question in either the Domain Names forum [webmasterworld.com] or Asia/Pacific forums [webmasterworld.com].

9:08 pm on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thank you, I will post also there.

It is not that they are new. I get easily PR3 for a website which is only 3 month old and has really little traffic. But there are more than 1 year old websites which are in serp on the first page for keywords which have more than 1 mio searches. So they must have many links but still no PR. I haven't found even 1 single IDN with any PR, even PR 1.

10:44 pm on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I haven't checked Page Rank for years on any site. All smoke and mirrors a far as I am concerned! Just an indication of link authority.
 

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