thaidomain - 5:59 am on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
This is a very interesting subject. I have a similar predicament. My website has content regarding an Asian country. As such most visitors are from Asia. On the other hand all content is in English, and surely most visitors are English-speaking or expatriates. I left the 'targeted countries' choice blank. My feat is that if I choose for example U.S.A. as the targeted country, that the number of visitors to the site will drastically reduce. On the other hand, when monetizing content, it is maybe possible to get more visitors from the U.S.A. and therefore higher revenue. It is quite unclear for me what is the most useful approach. I would think that some users of WebmasterWorld have been thinking about this issue, but as of now, all the replies seem to just talk around it. Surely, someone out there must want to reveal his experience? Personally, I would feel a bit bad, if the number of visitors to the site took a dive, even if I made more money with it.
I am most interested if the initiator of this topic, reports back on the results, after he/she changed the targeted country.