Search


Category





Email This Post Email This Post

Is your law firm using a .info domain name?

On March 3, 2008, Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s anti-spam team made several predictions for 2008, one of which was, “A top-level domain (TLD registry) will offer domains for under $4. The result will be another TLD blighted by spammy domain registrations.”

Because of the low cost of .info top-level domain names, they have been used by spammy web masters. What are spammy websites? That’s a topic for another article, but basically they are worthless websites, designed only to make money for the webmaster and which Google has no interest in presenting to their users. You can read about some of the characteristics of spammy websites here.

GoDaddy is now offering.info names for only $.99. Such a low cost allows a webmaster to cheaply set up thousands of spammy websites. Google has been trying to get rid of spammy websites for a long time through a myriad of methods. Google results have substantially improved over the last few years specifically because they have been successful in eliminating many spammy websites from the search results.

Apparently, Google has now started a new attempt to filter out spammy websites by identifying websites with the .info domain extension. Here is another discussion on a forum where webmasters with .info domains are complaining that they are no longer receiving any traffic from Google.

A law firm website using a .info domain extension is not a spammy website, but the .info domain extension may accidentally get you shut out of Google traffic.


No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • Subscribe!

    Enter your email address to receive new posts on Lawyer Advertising:

    Delivered by FeedBurner


  • Lawyer Advertising Blog was a
    Featured Web Log of the Week
    by About.com

    All articles dictated using
    Dragon NaturallySpeaking
    Articles on the Lawyer Advertising Blog are entirely dictated with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

  • Share on Google



  • Great Vanity Phone Numbers:

  • Resources for Lawyers:

  • blogsearchengine.com Criminal Lawyer Directory