I was wondering does the Domain Name affect the amount of income? Say if content is the same on each domain would a .com make more than a .eu with the Same Traffic Locations?
I have a ton of USA traffic along with other countries but I got a good deal on a .eu domain so I got one. does the TLD affect income?
2:41 am on Jun 18, 2014 (gmt 0)
I would say that the TLD can have an impact on traffic targeting which is a core component of making some money. In that respect, I think most will agree that .com is still the King. Do you have content you want to target specifically to European traffic?
I wouldn't replace a .com that gets lots of US traffic with a .eu domain but a variation on the original site tailored to the needs of people in the EU might make sense.
10:02 am on Jun 18, 2014 (gmt 0)
I was wondering does the Domain Name affect the amount of income?
None whatsoever, I have a slew of names covering .asia/biz/com/co.uk/de/eu/in/info/it/net/ru/etc, the click values received all pertain to the location of the clicker and the advertisers targetting.
I have both high and low EPCs across all domains, in fact only this morning I have had a .co.uk get a $1.00 click from Belgium.
.eu is a gTLD and "supposedly" has the same clout as a .com, in my niche industry there are several .eu's ranked extremely well in Google.com and, by the way, deals for .eu have been around for quite some time at about $6.00.
11:20 am on Jun 18, 2014 (gmt 0)
I don't think its going to make a lot of difference, except that some TLDs don't much inspire trust - i.e. personally, I'm not a fan of .info or .biz because a metric ton of spam comes out of those domains, and I don't tend to trust them. So I'm less likely to visit them in the first place. So indirectly - maybe a little, but directly, no.
4:52 pm on Jun 18, 2014 (gmt 0)
Okay thanks! Yea I have a few .Eu domains, and will be repalcing my .co.uk site with the new .eu due to my old domain a few years ago got attacked (The Hosting account) only for a few hours but those few hours reuined the rep of that domain causing some Antivirus programs to say the site is dangrouse when its not.. So I`m moving it over.
5:53 pm on Jun 18, 2014 (gmt 0)
Don't forget there is now .uk
12:46 am on Jun 20, 2014 (gmt 0)
and will be repalcing my .co.uk site with the new .eu
Do not expect your example.eu(s) to rank the same in Google.co.uk as your example.co.uk sites ... I can assure you that does not happen.
Why? I have absolutely no idea however experience and experiments over several years has proved this to me...that was a freebie:-)
Seemingly Google.com does rank .eu sites as a gTLD for English language SERPs but does not rank it within ccTLDs such as .co.uk/.fr/.de/.it/.etc even Google.co.uk which is...English!
Others' experiences may differ however I have stopped trying to get a .eu to rank anywhere other than Google.com