joined:June 22, 2012
Hello world :)
I have some questions about Google's Geographic target and how it could affect SERPs in a case of a 10 years old .ro domain vs a new .com/org/us domain.
Let me be more specific: I have a 10 year old .ro domain which had mostly Romanian content but from time to time, some English articles. Those articles are pretty well linked to authority neutral top-level domain sites, even wikipedia. But, of course, the majority of backlinks are Romanian ones.
Right now I've decided to completely abandon the Romanian content and write in English only.
And here comes the question: Can my above described 10 years old domain compete from a SERP/adsense point of view with a freshly registered generic TLD? Or is it wiser to leave the .ro domain in peace and proceed with a new .com domain?
p.s.: it is worthy of mentioning that in google webmaster tools the site's geotarget is already set to romania and cannot be modified to unlisted or anything else.