Matt Cutts validates my view of newgTLDs and SEO!

All the recent propaganda one heard about how .com and other existing TLDs will be doomed in terms of SEO due to the emergence of newgTLDs has been proved to be just that, propaganda.

Matt Cutts has this to say earlier today: “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”.

I’ve been saying the same thing since 2008 actually.

“Which essentially means established TLDs will continue to do well in the near future… say for the next few generations at least. Till this generation and probably the next will have come and gone.” – June 25, 2008 “Forget Domains, buy a TLD!

Some recent tweets by me on this topic:

Think with Matt himself weighing in on this we can finally put this behind us and say unequivocally that existing TLDs – .com and others will have the relevant SEO weightage over newgTLDs.

4 thoughts on “Matt Cutts validates my view of newgTLDs and SEO!”

  1. Google representatives always try and divert the issue to avoid ‘seo experts’ from gaming the algorithm.

    The new extensions will actually rank better than the .com for exact match phrases and this is already obvious.

    Lots of .travel sites do figure pretty high in the search results for even now, will be the same for new extensions.

    1. You’re entitled to your opinion, though I don’t think Matt would ‘try and divert the issue’, he has no need to, more likely good advice that you can follow, or ignore, per your perspective.

  2. The new domains that will come will take forever to make an impact.

    People still don’t get .US is American.

    Waste of money if you ask me.

    1. Well, I’m sure some of them will have value.

      If you could get your hands on nyc.hotel or would you pass on it?

      I’m sure someone somewhere will see value.

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