kidder - 2:42 am on Feb 17, 2008 (gmt 0)
Just an observation with this "authority" status, I had a potential client come to me recently with an AU domain, he is doing considerable brand building offline. I type in his domain and the .com "authority" site is at the top of the rankings, his domain is new and the on page SEO is awfull and he's got no footprint so he's in large trouble. Every time his brand gets typed in Australia he's losing clients to the global "authority" so to speak. I've told him he's pushing it uphill and it would be very hard to offer him any guarantee he's ever going to displace the the .com with the AU, what do you think?