RishiRich - 9:34 am on Oct 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Just a small weather update costed companies millions of dollars!
Domain name buying and selling is a major business and so is securing an expired domain name when it goes back to the domain pool and thanks to Google all is screwed now!
What about companies sitting on a reserve of 4000 + EMD names trying to sell them one by one? It is not about search quality. It is about letting the webmaster know that with Google there is no fixed set of rules that you can follow to get high rankings. The only thing stable is their advertisement platform and you should seriously start thinking about advertising now!
I do not understand what is wrong in getting an EMD. EMD's are better than branding because when user sees an EMD he or she already knows what the website is about before actually seeing the meta description or title and this is the reason many big brands are going after micro websites rather than having a single big domain. A single big domain is "Ugly" and "Confusing"
Why in the world would Google Penalize someone of having an EMD despite the fact he has quality content and links.