Its been only a few week since .Guru fully launched and already sites built on .Guru domains have cracked the Alexa Top 1 Million domain mark.
Alexa.org ranks websites based on estimated traffic each site receives.
I went through the Alexa top 1,000,000 list today which ranks websites on the basis of traffic and found 20 .Guru domain names in the Alexa Top 1M list.
The highest ranked .Guru site is searchengines.Guru which has an Alexa rank of 14,025
Other .Guru on the list are not surprising domains like Deals.Guru and SEO. Guru as well as the single letter Y.Guru
There is a thought in the domain community that it would take years for new gTLD’s to receive traffic for the public to understand them and to visit sites using the new G’s, but that does not seem to be the case.
searchengines.guru is obviously having traffic forwarded from somewhere. any kind of gtld or domain in general can get traffic with development and promotion. it is natural traffic (ie typins) that I think most people were referring to that would take years.
It is being forwarded from searchengines.ru with rss feeds from several locations such as foruming.net
Cindy Adams says
Some of the ones you posted are:
forwarded to the .com
forwarded from someplace else
empty wordpress page etc.
I’m in the U.S., you would never find a normal person with an Alexa toolbar, it’s always somebody with a site or SEO types, since it’s a tool that very easy to manipulate. You can go back over 10 years ago to affiliate forums and newbies posting about Alexa, they would get joked on because it’s a joke tool. It was one of the sings the person was a newbie, again, since you can just put the toolbar on your computer and get your stats up.
They are simply 301′ redirects from established domains and websites.
I don’t understand what this is supposed to prove?
Tony Lam says
DropHawk, it means nothing. Just more gTLD hype.
Domain Administrator says
All websites are receiving traffic as 301 and from other established websites. Alexa needs to fine tune their algorithm.
Christy Fish says
deals.guru has a website under construction notice
I believe it is actually possible to be Alexa verified, which means you put Alexa code into the webpages of your site so Alexa ‘sees’ your actual traffic and ranks you accordingly. Not just calculated from visitors who have the toolbar. But I don’t know if any of these .guru sites have that, at least I’m sure some don’t by the sounds of it (parked pages, redirects, etc).