Video: Matt Cutts On Should I use ccTLDs for sites not targeted to those countries?
Google’s Matt Cutts head of search spam has put out a new webmaster help video comes from Andy, NY on Jul 29, 2013 . Cutts discusses it is a good idea for website to use ccTLD (country code top level domain) as a novelty domain.
And the Question Is mentioned below..?
As memorable .COM domains become more expensive, more developers are choosing alternate new domains like .IO and .IM – which Google geotargets to small areas. Do you discourage this activity?
Here is the video for you all to watch:
— Alok Raghuwanshi (@araghuwanshi6) July 31, 2013
Google’s Matt Cutts says. “Because you can pick any domain you choose, but in case you choose a domain like .ES or .IT because you think that you could make a unique domain like GOOGLE.IT (‘Google It’), you know, or something like that, be aware that most domains at a country level do pertain to that specific country, and so we think that that content is going to be intended mainly for that country.”
Here’s a list of the domains Google considers generic.
Checked with reference to the documents mentioned below…
- Geotargetable domains – https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1347922
- Webmaster Help Forum – http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters
- YouTube Google Webmaster: http://www.youtube.com/GoogleWebmasterHelp
- Webmaster Central Blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/
- Webmaster Central: http://www.google.com/webmasters/
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