Just a few days ago, Google’s own John Mueller felt the need to reiterate that new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) still in fact do not provide any ranking benefit in search results. In fact, they’re well in line with how a sub-domain would rank.
Previously when the new gTLDs were making momentum in 2012, Matt Cutts stated this fact in response to an article which claimed new gTLDs did provide a rankings advantage. For some reason, John Mueller felt the need to share this information again as even more new gTLDs enter the domain registration market, 400+ as of December 2014.
For those that may not be aware, you can register domains now with an extension other than the most popular .com, .net and .org. Extensions such as the ones above in the image, but there’s some really stupid gTLDs that have been approved and have made it in the root zone. From there, this has to be one of the funniest images he has on his site:
These days there’s a lot more to choose from beyond the traditional .com, or .net, but none of them will give you any advantage in the search engines. From what I gather after reading Mueller’s statements, there’s no disadvantage to using these either. “They can perform well in search, just like any other TLD can perform well in search,” says Mueller.
The new gTLDs when registered, will act just like any web “page” or sub-domain and is unique in Google’s eyes as www vs. no www is. If you do decide to register a domain under one of the new gTLDs, then you should put a lot of effort into it because it’s going to be a hard uphill battle. For those who have premium .com domains and are just sitting on them, you need to start developing or someone with a hideous gTLD will come along and start and a year from now, you’ll wish you had started today!
You should not be swayed by any posts claiming to have data which suggests new TLDs are doing well in search results. If that’s the case, it’s not due to any artificial boost or preference from Google. You can make a great website that performs well in search on any TLD, but obviously the longer you have it public, the better chance you get to play outside of the sandbox.
Below is a comparison with the Typical SEO “consultant” or company who may claim to do what we can do for you. As you will see below we have a strong competitive advantage over any other firm. No other organization has the technical capability or know-how to provide all of these tasks. Most are exclusive to Converg Media based on our 15 years of Internet related experience:
|Key Word/Key Phrase Research||Yes||Yes|
|Build Back Links Usually From Sites You Already Have Relationships with||Yes||Yes|
|Monthly Article Creation & Distribution to 200+ Business Websites||No||Yes|
|Create Local Business Profile in 150+ Directories||No||Yes|
|Quarterly Press Releases & Distributed to 90+ News Sites||No||Yes|
|Website Submission To Top Search Engines||-?-||Yes|
|Produce Video & Syndicate to over 15 Video sites||-?-||Yes|
|Provide a True Local Presence w/Local IP Address||No||Yes|
|Virtual Locations added on Google Places||No||Yes|
|Natural Back Links From Converg Owned Ranked Sites.||No||Yes|
|Sponsorship and Ads on KCMetro.com (Business Directory)||No||Yes|
|Monthly ROI Measurement and Tracking Reports||No||Yes|
|A dedicated Local Phone Number and Inbound Call Reports+||No||Yes|
|Touch Customer w/over 100 yearly tasks in Project Plan||-?-||Yes|
|Use Doorway pages, Link Farms, Black hat or unscrupulous Techniques||-?-||NO|
Notes: ? – may or may not perform this function. / No – probably do not have ability. + Local phone numbers are available in the metros of Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta & Los Angeles. Please contact us if you have a region you would like covered.
The fact of the matter is, Converg Media offers businesses the best search engine visibility services available. We adapt to change easily and when new media methods are exposed (such as social media) we engage our clients and consult with them to determine what options are best for their situation.
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In regards to the latest Google Panda update(s), it only helps our clients because it eliminates all the search engine spam out there. Google makes about 500+ updates to it’s algorithmic logic every year. The only companies that need to be concerned with those changes are the companies that are doing things to “game” the search engines. Those changes do tell us what’s important to Google and other search engines . It forces companies to understand the latest trends and what they can do to participate (example: instant messaging via twitter updates, etc.).