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Google removed the dot com in SERP

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by BrandCollectors.com, Mar 18, 2020

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  1. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Established Member

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  2. mpls

    mpls Top Contributor VIP

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    Google don't remove .com from serps.
    Not all sites have .com removed.
    Google, simply, present the brand name, not the URL.
    If you investigate further, you'll notice that only the big sites (aka established, aged, with MANY backlinks) have this new presentation in serp results.
    Due to my work, to be honest, are months that big G presents the URL in that way.
    And I discover more... If your site is SUPER, google can change the URL completely.
    Example:
    domain is losagelesplumbers247 -> G writes: LA Plumbers.
    As domainer I am not happy to see this but google give less importance to domain names here after year.
     
  3. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Established Member

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    correct, but Google keeps https://books.google.com as a website name instead of Books Google.

    i think this move is not good for branding and security reasons.
     
  4. Welberch

    Welberch Welberch, LLC VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I use DuckDuckGo.com
     
  5. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP Gold Account

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    over 90% of people/businesses use Google though.....
     
  6. domains21

    domains21 Established Member

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    And the environmentally conscious use Ecosia but that doesn't stop Google being the choice of almost everyone else.

    I always find this a dangerous thing for Google to play with because the domain is still a good way to identify the legitimacy of a website for many people.
     
  7. BrandCollectors.com

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    i used ddg before it has bad updating not so powerful as Google crawling.
     
  8. lock

    lock FREE.MARKETING VIP

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    They trialed this to see how people would use Google guess we are going to get used to it. Just have to type it out in full address or search it.
     
  9. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Established Member

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    this move is great for not-com brands.

    e. g. I would never click on .ac.uk domain but Google force me to doing this.

    IMG_20200325_090700.png

    #security #googlesucks
     
  10. slader23

    slader23 Always On The Bleeding Edge. VIP

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    When I search "YouShare". I also see the .ac.uk as the first result with the full domain name on my phone and desktop. The most recent core update for google search is actually supposed to show the full domain name in the title of the search item. Not sure how you're seeing it without the ac.uk.

    https://twitter.com/searchliaison/status/1216782591463813126

    [​IMG]
     
  11. BrandCollectors.com

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    Opera browser, Google search engine, tablet huawei /android
    Screenshot_20200325-110529.png
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2020 at 8:06 AM
  12. mpls

    mpls Top Contributor VIP

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    Yes guys, as mentioned G presents BRAND names.
    Does not matter which extension a brand site has, if it has strong backlinks and a great web presence, G remove it.
    And, during these weeks, on weekly basis, G are releasing several updates (core and minors updates).
    So it is possible to see during the day several switches in how G presents results (sometimes with favicons, sometimes with brand name, sometimes shakes serps, ...).
     
  13. namemarket

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    It will only get worse. I am sure G will eventually eliminate the full domain name (not only the dot and extension) from all search results like myself and others predicted long ago.

    It's a major reason type-in organic traffic has faded away year after year and only getting worse, making the outlook for traffic, revenue and overall sales dismal, imo.

    That's a big reason I have let 90% of my domains expire over time, or marked non-renewal.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2020 at 4:05 PM

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