Just to save money as my domain list gets longer, I want to book in advance domains. I want to save money by buying .info domains rather than .com. Will it affect SEO rankings in any way?
Short Answer: No.
Long(er) Answer: There is a myth that persists that
.info domains are treated differently (looked at in a poorer light) than other TLD's, but this isn't true, just as
.edu domains aren't, with all other things being equal, treated differently.
Now it is true that due to their low price,
.info domains have been used for low-quality enterprises and spammy sites, but it's the content, intent and linking neighbourhoods that has lowered their value, not the fact that they are on a
I think the .info extension will have minimal impact on SEO. From a SEO perspective, i dont think domain extension has any signifiicant influence for search engines. A few notes:
.com are way more popular than any other TLDs, look at this link, http://www.webhosting.info/registries/country_stats/US . I think users and domain buyers, not search engines, prefer the .com extension
I know links from .edu domains were being valued higher than links from other TLDs in the past. Several companies were taking advantage of this but they ended up getting banned/penalized by Google, like JC Penny
- SEO is a bit of a black art so any "advantage" will soon be discovered, taken advantage of, and then neutralized by the search engines.
In short, I doubt any domain extensions are treated differently. Even if they were it would be a very small factor that would soon disappear.
.com domains are easier for people to remember. So that is one reason why they are better. From an SEO perspective there is probably no difference between .com and .info.
I haven't heard of any cases where a non country specific domain like info affects SEO negatively.
Only country specific domains like uk, jp, ect. should have any affect.