So after the release of the new TLDs, I decided to purchase a .guru to setup a blog on it. After posting some content, I went through and went to submit the site to GWMT... did a 'Fetch as Google' and submitted the site to the index (including all URLs the bot finds), but Google doesn't seem to want to crawl the site.
I have a .guru and it was indexed within 12 hours of posting content using wordpress. Crazy thing is I have never posted the word guru on the entire blog but yet I rank for keyword guru already. I guess it might be in the source code somewhere though.
Very interesting GreenDog18. Have you sought to build links yet, or is this with pure content?
Google hasn't picked up my website at all; yet there's few blog posts with content - not really optimized for specific keywords, but I would have assumed that after using the "Fetch as Google" tool in GWMT, that it would have been indexed after a week...
And through my research thus far, I haven't been able to find any indexed .guru sites yet.
I did a bit of Googling yesterday and couldn't find any in the index yet.
it's showed up numerous times from 18.104.22.168
so googlebot is crawling but you aren't finding results in search. is this a search for your key phrases? can you find any of your urls using a site:example.guru search? are you searching the google.com index or a country-specific index?
is GWT reporting anything notable about crawling or indexing?