On yet another note, what to do with the traffic that's erroneously directed to .giigle, .goggle, .googel, .foofle, etal..
Each and every additional character in the TLD exponentially increased the probability of one or more transcriptions errors, potentially yielding a flood of 404s of epic proportion.
Last edited by deepsand; 07-16-2011 at 03:53 AM.
ISPs and DNS providers will have a field day using their "404 helpers" to push their causes de jour.
Remember when Network Solutions was taken to task for that? Back to the future.
Would the likes of CocaCola, Google, BBC, etc. even bother with redirects anyway? Those are for the likes of us mere mortals. They are such omnipresent world wide organisations, everyone will know they have moved house as it were! The SE placement would soon re adjust to take this into account. Keep the page url's the same just changing the .cocacola or whatever
Anyway for a day or two it could give Ma Baker's prohibition nifty snifter cola based alcopop (or whatever) a crack at page one status for a change. Now wouldn't that return interesting results for a while
Last edited by astro; 07-17-2011 at 09:35 AM. Reason: addition
"It is not what you say or who you are, it is what you do that defines you!"
Not only is it not the case that "everyone will know where they've moved to," but relying on users to manually change all of their bookmarks and on-page code would bring AdWords/AdSense to a screeching halt.
And, that is Google's bread-and-butter.