Ever since the roll out of the new gTLD program was announced one of the big questions everyone asked is how domain names using new gTLD’s would rank in the search engines against more established extensions like .com, .net and .org?
Coffee.club, which just launched a week ago has landed on the 1st page of Google organically.
Yes they are also advertising under the key term, but they also are ranking on the 1st page of Google organically beating out domain names like coffeeclub.com and thecoffeeclub.com which is actually forwarded to coffeeclub.com.au, Green Mountain Starbucks, Coffee of the month club, keurig and a ton more sites which have obviously been around a lot longer than a week.
As most of you know I’m a Director of a company, RightoftheDot.com which is working with the .Club registry and first started chatting with Bill McClure about Coffee.Club back in January of this year who bought the domain name for $100,000.
So yes I’m personally proud of the sale and of the site and the fact that it has already hit the 1st page of Google search.
However beyond my interest, the facts are the facts and to get on the first page of Google a week after launch for any site is pretty impressive and for a new gTLD, well it answers a lot of questions on how new domain name extensions will rank.
Congrats to Bill and to the .Club registry.