backdraft7 - 12:26 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google gave an advantage to emds as part of their algo. I also don't see why they couldn't just remove the advantage and create a level playing field instead of treating us like we are all criminals who deserve to be banished from the web.
That's absolutely correct. Rather than simply ignore any advantage, we are being penalized, and many of us had the emd over 10 years ago and have branded around that domain name. We have ours on hats, t-shirts, you name it. Now we have to dump our brand?
What's more irritating is the wave of new cutsie, meaningless, made up words used for domains. That makes it clearly obvious who is AVOIDing being penalized, which by Google's logic should be considered black hat.