JamesMacf - 5:28 pm on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:31 pm (utc) on Sep 30, 2012]
The dot com and the dot org are basically the same thing, ( the dot com is probably the "spammier" looking and the thinnest ) but has no doubt been around longer..age counts the .co.uk is only a little over a year old ..and is merely copying the older ones..and monetising with adsense..
It also uses a great many stock images..which when G are doing "triage" is a dumb thing to have..
@Leosghost Hey I am the owner of specific.tld and I just wanted to quickly defend the site. I browse these forums a lot and always respect your posts so I do appreciate the feedback!
We are not a copy of the .com and the .org we source our own content and layout and have worked incredibly hard over the last two years to create something useful for our users.
I would say as our niche in the UK goes we would sit around number two in terms of quality with number one but they are owned by Johnson and Johnson who have a HUGE amount of money.
We do book premium ad campaigns and our monetization model is CPM but we run Adsense as a backfill currently.
With the stock imagery we have actually split test running without stock imagery and with it and we get much better user metrics as it provides a much easier browsing + navigational experience for not just desktop users but mobile users as well. We have also had some custom illustrations designed.
In terms of how this update affected us - the site has effectively DROPPED out of the serps - for all long tail and short tail keywords. I am still trying to work out why exactly!
Mod's note: specific.tld... a .co.uk single keyword EMD... should not have been mentioned publicly, and I am removing the name from the thread. It's leading to a public site review, which is against our forum guidelines and WebmasterWorld's TOS.
[edited by: tedster at 6:57 pm (utc) on Sep 30, 2012]
[edit reason] removed specifics [/edit]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:31 pm (utc) on Sep 30, 2012]