Your Domain Name Does Matter in Search Results – Microsoft Says So!

Your Domain Name Does Matter in Search Results – Microsoft Says So!

I stumbled upon a study conducted by Microsoft eons ago back in the paleolithic era of search; 2012… It is about how “premium domains” are perceived by the consumer when seeing them in the search results compared to a lower value “non-premium” domain.

I posted the article on Circle ID, and I also linked it to the study Microsoft Conducted a while ago.

This study conducted by such a reputable source proves there are a lot of misconceptions about the value of domains. Regularly we hear objections from buyers along the lines of:

“I will just register a domain and SEO it!”

“Domains just aren’t worth what they used to be anymore.”

The study might be a few years old, but the human brain and how it reacts has not changed much in eight years.

Here is the article summarizing the results of the study:

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200618-your-domain-name-does-matter-in-search-results-microsoft-says-so/

Here is the study:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/domainbias.pdf