New domain extensions, is the SEO tighter on these?

Discussion in 'Domains and SSL Certificates' started by tokyoice, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. tokyoice

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    To cut a long story short, I've purchased a .life domain name, I am wanting to develop into a Wordpress blog, the only issue, does Google penalise these domains for not having the generic .com .net, domain extensions?

    How are these different extensions in regards to the SEO?
     
  2. we_are_borg

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  3. tokyoice

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    Ah, excellent! thanks for that! :) btw, is that Googles official webmaster blog?

    Q: How will new gTLDs affect search? Is Google changing the search algorithm to favor these TLDs? How important are they really in search?

    A: Overall, our systems treat new gTLDs like other gTLDs (like .com & .org). Keywords in a TLD do not give any advantage or disadvantage in search.
     
  4. we_are_borg

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    That’s the official Google Blog.
     
  5. PoetJC

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    Good info in that blog. Nice to know that all TLDs are basically weighted the same as for SEO efforts.
    Thanks for the link drop we_are_borgwe_are_borg

    J.
     
  6. Tecca

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    Google themselves use the new TLDs as well, like abc.xyz
     
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