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- Use Google Webmaster Tools to move domain
- 301 Redirects to new domain
When I look at my Adsense reports, about 50% of my income is coming from Placement based Ads. eCPM is higher by a factor of 10x.
So I obviously don't want to kill all those Ads off, but I think this move is best for the long term branding of my site.
Any help would be great! Thanks!
If your advertisers are targeting you by domain, and you put a 301 up, I'm not entirely sure that targeting will still work (or be within Google's TOS - seems like that could be used for all kinds of nefarious purposes if it was)
And if you just switch over to the new domain, your existing advertisers won't know you have switched. Unless they're targeting you by category, but even then you'll probably experience a dip - could be weeks, even months before it all comes back.
Gotta say - if I were making a fair sum off AdSense on this site, I wouldn't do it.
I don't think there is any way to "make sure" those ads are moved to the new domain, without the advertisers targeting your new domain.
It would be a nice feature in Adwords if Advertisers would be notified that a URL they are targeting is being redirected to another domain and would they like to continue advertising on the new domain.
This is something that would be very straightforward (automatic) if I were working directly with Advertisers. If the whole point of Adwords/Adsense is to make creating direct partnerships unnecessary, then supporting these features only makes sense.