Google Does Not Give Preference to .COM's over .INFO's or Other TLDs

Jun 20, 2008 • 7:54 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

A DigitalPoint Forums thread asks if Google "hates" .info or .tv domains? The answer is simply no. This question was brought up at least three times last night in the Google Webmaster Live Chat event, which I documented and not only did Google's Matt Cutts said there is absolutely no difference in a link from a .info versus a link from a .com. In fact, there is a Googler that leaves his home page to a specific .info site, to prove that there are plenty of quality .info sites out there, Matt said.

In addition, we have JohnMu answering that question in the Q&A portion:

shantanu sikdar - 6:03 pm

Q: Hi Googlers, does your algorithm give more importance to a link from a .com as compared to .info?

John Mueller - 6:22 pm

A: Links are links :)

But keep in mind, we did document that Google has been caught downgrading .info TLDs in bulk. Not sure exactly what happened in the case. Plus we discussed the value of .edu domains time and time again.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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