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Dec '23

A Google change could make domain research harder – Domain Name Wire

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Google made a small change that could make domain investing more difficult.
Last week, I was renewing a lot of domain names ahead of this week’s price increase and ran into a problem.
I look at a lot of factors when I renew domains. When I’m on the fence, and the domain is more descriptive than brandable, I often look at how many search results there are in Google for the term. If there aren’t many results, it means the term isn’t very popular.
But when I searched for the terms of a couple of my domains, Google didn’t show me how many results there were.
Apparently, this is something Google has been testing for a while. It’s the first time I noticed it, and you might not experience it yourself. Today, when searching, the search results were back for me (see image above).
The days of seeing search results might be limited. Honestly, I’m not sure it’s useful to the typical Google user. And as Google expands its AI efforts, the definition of a result might change.
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Squarely says

You might want to clean clear remove the cookies on your devices
Mark Thorpe says

I’m not surprised
Nick says

were u on the mobile version? i always have to switch to the desktop version cause they took it away on the mobile version for me for years
Andrew Allemann says

Desktop
Jose says

Your image capture right now the result is this: About 5,510 results (0.31 seconds)
George In Miami says

Google and Godaddy are twins. Difficult to determine which of them is the worst.
Ron says

To make up for it, Google gives us Claude https://claude.ai/ which can be a decent judge of keywords and domain names if you ask nicely.
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Joker has been buying and selling domains since the late 90's. He has worked with many portfolios and investors over the past decade as well.

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