- Dec 19, 2020
theinvestor said:I think when you want factual information you just need to go right to the source.
Can't say I understand all of it but lots of interesting stuff here. Thanks.
I found the very last part particularly interesting:
Generic top-level domains
Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are domains that aren't associated with specific locations. If your site has a generic top-level domain such as .com, .org, or any of the domains listed below, and wants to target users in a particular geographic location, explicitly set a country target using one of the methods described previously.
Google treats the following as gTLDs that can be geotargeted in Search Console:
Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs): Unless a top-level domain is registered as a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) with ICANN, Google will treat any TLD that resolves through the IANA DNS root zone as a gTLD. Examples:
and many more...
Generic regional top-level domains: Although these domains are associated with a geographical region, they are generally treated as generic top-level domains (much like .com or .org):
Generic Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs): Google treats some ccTLDs (such as .tv and .me) as gTLDs, as we've found that users and website owners frequently see these more generic than country-targeted. Here is a list of those ccTLDs (this list may change).