Since there is little excitement here, I have a new theory/test I've been working on. It involves international TLD's to .com's.
Theory: Since Google Penguin, I've seen many sites be hit for spam. The spam comes from (and no offense to any country or civilians of said country): Part 1, opinions? Thoughts?
etc, etc, etc.
Per previous debates about TLD's vs a .biz or .info, I STILL feel Google weighs in more on TLD's, but that's not the exact topic here....
The theory is that Google has an eye out for links of these extensions or types as they TYPICALLY fall into a spammy link profile. Thus, sites with an unbalance spectrum of links from various domains mentioned above might be more inclined to be hit with a spam filter...
However, based on my research of Rusty's blog and his publication of spammy sites being hit off of Google, it seems to match. The majority of sites are .info, etc.
Now, I'm not saying .info's are bad, but it makes me think that they're under a finder microscope. - Part 2, opinions? Thoughts?
Thus, the formal question: Would you, as an SEO be a bit paranoid or nervous to compile links from said extensions? Specifically, .info and .in?
"But it's relevant and the site has trust it shouldn't matter..." - Yes, I know, save your fingers the energy; but based on the immediate history with some of these domains, is it possible that the extensions could be 'toxic'?
Any thoughts, experiences, etc could be great. Just looking for an outside opinion.