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“People still like .com’s,” says Google’s John Mueller

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  1. News

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  2. EmotiveDomains

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    Everybody knows .com at the end means it's a website address.

    Simple, just the way people like it.
     
  3. Jurgen Wolf

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    .TLD is ignored by Google when ranking websites...
    So I don't understand at all about what SEO you are talking here...
     
  4. Jurgen Wolf

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    Except ccTLDs, where they are used for geotargeting...
     
  5. EmotiveDomains

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    People are more likely to click on a search result from a .com website because they trust them more and see them as having more authority. That's very important for SEO.
     
  6. Jurgen Wolf

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    To click - firstly you must see it...

    And again, it has no any impact on SERP.
     
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  7. Rainmaker-NL

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    Is that entirely true?
    A quick check on Google doesnt really support that statement.
    I typed two words: divorce org
    Just check all the results on page one.
    Then I typed: divorce net
    Just check all the results on page one.
    The words org and net arent words that really occur on the homepages of the sites that pop up one page one of the search results.
    The only thing all those websites have in common, is that their tld is a .org respectively a .net.
    Most logical conclusion: Google does match my search keywords with the tld......
     
  8. LeDomain

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    99.99% of the people out there are not domainers and they will click on reputed domains. Very simple. Unless you have superior brand in non .com tld. People will click on cctlds as well, because they represent a country.

    Everyone else is fighting for piece of pie that is really small
     
  9. Jurgen Wolf

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  11. Jurgen Wolf

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    Because Google thinks that your mentioned requests are mistyped...
    That's why it shows various .ORGs and .NETs for you...
     
  12. JB Lions

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    What Jurgen said, nobody searches for those phrases, divorce org or divorce net
     
  13. Rainmaker-NL

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    Let me get this right. I type the word net. Google assumes that I was not searching for the word net, and therefore shows me only websites that have the tld .net ??
     
  14. Jurgen Wolf

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    And again: such requests are considered as mistyped 100%...
     
  15. Rainmaker-NL

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    Still, it contradicts the statement that they "completely ignore" it. It couldnt producce this result if they "completely ignored" anything right of the dot.....
     
  16. Jurgen Wolf

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    Yes, they completely ignore it for ranking in SERP.
    Mistyped queries - it is another theme.
     
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  17. Rainmaker-NL

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    so with all the new tld's Google will have a harder job to decide what is a mistype and whats not. Someone types xyz, its a mistype. Someone types webcam, its not a mistype. Someone types win, it may be a mistype, it maybe not, just like top. Online wont be a mistype, but onl will be a mistype.

    And I think its a flaw that Google does correct me when I misspell a word, except when its a word that matches the tld. When I misspell a search word, for instance 'divroce' instead of 'divorce', Google tells me that they show me the results of 'divorce' and I can opt to correct that and instead search for 'divroce'. So they always notify me when they correct my misspelling, except in this case. Here they just assume that I meant something else and show me the results based on that assumption without notifying. Not logical for a company that has a business based on logic.....
     
  18. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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    I would say ...
    'people' means 'majority'
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    'like' means 'don't want to give up (.com)'

    But the leaf will turn.
    Maybe before autumn.
     
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  19. Jurgen Wolf

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    When I type divorce org into Google - I see "Did you mean: divorce.org" warning...
     
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  20. EmotiveDomains

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    The more times a search result is clicked on without a bounce, the higher it will generally be ranked over time, so the extension does indirectly effect search rankings if people prefer or trust one more than others.
     
  21. Jurgen Wolf

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    Yes, something like .pw or .tk is not clickable, I agree...
    But .PRO/.net/.org/.info and other normal/major TLDs are absolutely clickable...
     
  22. Jurgen Wolf

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    + snippet, which is displayed in SERP, has a significantly higher impact on clickability than TLD...
     
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  23. EmotiveDomains

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    After .com I agree most users have a reasonable level of understanding and trust for .net, .org and .info and of course their own country specific extensions, but that's about as far as it goes.

    Google are saying people still like .com, and their the ones who have access to all the Click Through Rates for all the extensions in their search results.
     
  24. Jurgen Wolf

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    I earn $xx monthly on clicks on my .PROs...
    And overall, parking - is the best place to understand domaining and what is actually clicked and in demand...
     
  25. Jurgen Wolf

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    But I agree, in the USA .com is some kind of religion...
     

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