This was an old thread on bhw, but I still don't know, definitively. What is myth and what is truth??
My own limited past experience testing (merely) suggests, does not prove
, that dot info sites
are not treated as well.
Of course, there are many factors when considering what makes a site rank in the SERPs, besides the content and backlinks, many little pluses or minuses, it seems.
Mack Cuffs, or whatever the guy's name is, from that company, claimed there is no bias, in a Q&A video years back.
However, dot info sites are operated by Afilias.
How could he publicly state that a company's e-products are not treated fairly in the marketplace? He couldn't possibly, even if it WERE true. They'd have been sued!!!
And, .mil, .edu and .gov are treated differently, certainly. No? So why not dot info sites?
I always thought the .com, .net, and .org were best.
Now there's dot everything!! lol
Does anyone have any accurate testing results on the dot info thing? I have scant data that suggests dot info sites take more effort to climb, and fall faster, not that they "can't rank."
Any ideas or experiences would be much-appreciated! =)
And, of course, there are tons of other factors as to why a dot com might be better, such as easier recognition for users, so limit this to ranking comparisons ONLY, just so we stay in one space. =)