27 Oct '12, 6am

from 2009, before "authorship" and schema, and "EMD updates"

Search engines want to eliminate domain names. There, I said it (again). Anyone have any thoughts on this? Years ago I said it out loud to several people at a meeting, repeated it in conversation many times at domain industry meetings and SEO conferences, and in a few venture capital/startup private meetings. I believe I slipped it in one of my search talks in 2008. To date, I have not enjoyed any good, serious debate about that inflammatory suggestion. A few people have disagreed. One scoffed at the thought with blithesome disregard. No good counter arguments or convincing support yet. Search engines would love to see URLs come under their complete control, so they could eliminate them altogether. Domain names have value right now. The traditional value is in direct navigation: the tendency of a fraction of the Internet using population to type into their browsers the URL...

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