Msg#: 4212958 posted 5:29 am on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
@webwork - Yes paperweights might be the way to go! There are a lot of them about.
@caribguy - Yes, they are all IT terms. Not sure I understand why you would do this. Why keep the ServiceCity.tld sites and not just develop and promote the ServiceTerm.tld site itself? What are the advantages of this model?
Msg#: 4212958 posted 7:36 am on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
In my case, ServiceTerm.tld will eventually cover more cities than I have domains for. My (as yet unproven) theory is that it will be easier to market/brand/rank the overall site.
Ah, never mind: why keep the domains at all? I've already seen a bunch of copycat sites for my local ones. Why give them an even easier in? Also, any existing links will keep flowing to the main site. I expect that in 2+ years time, our backlink profile won't require the old sites anymore.
Msg#: 4212958 posted 12:25 pm on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
If they're not domains with type-in traffic, which they aren't, then the time invested to build "60 somethings that might gain traction" (traffic, eyeballs, etc) would probably be better spent building one good thing, on one good domain.