Matt Cutts is a key employee at Google who works with the Search Quality and Web Spam team on search engine optimization, search algorithms and webmaster issues. He is also Google’s most vocal employee when it comes to communicating between the web community and Google itself. This video is significantly important, at least to this writer, because although Long Island businesses may still be able to use the .LI domain name without too much trouble of sorts, for the time being, the expectation for success with visibility, particularly within the United States version of Google’s search engine, should be somewhat limited.
Searches on Google are critical to businesses because Google holds 67% of search engine market share meaning that out of the roughly 20 billion searches, about 13.4 billion of the world’s searches happen directly on Google.com or on ‘Powered by’ Google searches.
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?
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