Are domain names with .info, .us, .me worth buying?
I've done about 1.5 hours of researching the .info and I'm reading yes and no to it. I read one article that stated google won't index .info, but I do see .info websites.
All the good .com websites are gone :sigh
Don't purchase a .info, .me etc its a waste of time and is only saving you 8 bucks. People will automatically discredit it and assume its spam. Because thats what those .info sites are mainly being used for
my experience for quoting this?
Hope that helps you Jane!
A friend has a successful graphic design business with .us. The site allows him to get video editing work and he was able to quit his job at Wal-Mart. I would rather find a .com, but wouldn't hesitate owning the others if the name I wanted was available.
Yes they're worth buying. I have a .us domain that gets pretty decent organic traffic through Google, Yahoo,and Bing and the keyword I used as the domain name gets tons of searches.
I don't personally have any .info sites but getting one with a good keyword and then placing a 301 redirect to a different .com seems to work real well for many people.
There was a hubber here, I'll have to look him up, but he would purchase dozens of .info sites at a time and use them for epn product landing pages. He made some videos but its been months since I've seen him around.
I was told that .info names are very cheap to buy and were once the spammers domain of choice. It has been those spammers that have given .info names a bad name.
I have had one .info domain and it did and still does quite well. It takes a lot more effort then .com domains.
Richard, I have no idea what at 301 redirect is and I can't find a .com name to save my soul - I have pages of names and all the .coms & .nets are taken (except for my full real name).
@Terry, that is what I got from the articles I read, that .info was/is a spammers choice and why it doesn't index well with google. But you can buy really cheap names with .info & the same name with .com prices are in the 1,000s (looking on GoDaddy).
Sorry Jane, a 301 redirect is a way to redirect traffic from one domain name to another. Lets say you had a domain called wixypixlesitx2010.com and there isn't many people searching for that name I'm sure Now you go buy a domain called grapesoda.info which gets a reasonable amount of searches. Now you have two websites where you can promote Grape Soda. You target the keyword grape soda and place a 301 redirect learn more about it here to capture the traffic that keyword is generating. The best part about a .info is the cost. On Godaddy they are selling for 89 cents so you can see how affordable it would be to purchase a few dozen of them at a time and since most hosting sites allow for unlimited domain hosting they can really pay off.
Of course only people that have the time to work with dozens of domains should attempt this. Buying one or two .info sites can help.
Now, as for all the good .coms being taken, that's just not true. Check out my hub on longtail keywords, use the longtail keywords as a starting point to find a great .com
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Richard, I've been using long tail keywords & adwords.
I'm thinking the .89 cents might be worth the investment, but not sure.
If the .com is available, grab it.
If it isn't, consider the branding aspect, the marketing, promotion and the general 'feel' of a .net, .org, .biz or .info
If it makes for an interesting and logical domain name hack you might not even want the .com anyway.
I've got bitesized.info and that's because for me it means "bite sized information".
I've got a few floating around and yes, i bought them 'cause they were cheap (for the first year at least).
I used them to learn the ropes and my first domain name is doing quite well now and bringing in a big chunk of my total adsense revenue.
For less than $1 you can learn a lot about the internet and if it doesn't work out just let the registration expire after a year.
A cheap way to start your own site is to buy a .info domain name and use blogger.com to host. Write content and backlink like crazy for a year then see where you are at. This would not be the method of choice for serious people but if the internet is more of a hobby it keeps your costs to essentially nothing while still giving you the chance to keep 100% of the revenue.
Of course hubpages is much easier and your traffic will arrive so much faster.
I did buy on .info - my gut said do it, so for a mere .89 cents I may park it or may use it.
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