2014-02-19

Matt Cutts says Google will NOT favor new gTLDs

Lots of noise, spin, misinformation and ignorance being spouted by the new gTLD hucksters and their sycophants -- here's an example (at the previous link) cited by Matt Cutts of Google, that he corrected on a posting on Google+:

Matt Cutts - Google+ - I read a post by someone offering new top-level domain…: "I read a post by someone offering new top-level domain (TLDs). They made this claim: "Will a new TLD web address automatically be favoured by Google over a .com equivalent? Quite simply, yes it will." 

Cutts: "Sorry, but that's just not true, and as an engineer in the search quality team at Google, I feel the need to debunk this misconception. Google has a lot of experience in returning relevant web pages, regardless of the top-level domain (TLD). Google will attempt to rank new TLDs appropriately, but I don't expect a new TLD to get any kind of initial preference over .com, and I wouldn't bet on that happening in the long-term either. If you want to register an entirely new TLD for other reasons, that's your choice, but you shouldn't register a TLD in the mistaken belief that you'll get some sort of boost in search engine rankings."

Thanks Matt. Some of these new gTLD hucksters and sycophants are worse than crooked Used Car Salesmen! Caveat Emptor!




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