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Which is better: old domain or local domain? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I run a multi-region site in the following way:

    www.dom.com/us/
    www.dom.com/de/
    www.dom.com/cn/
    www.dom.com/uk/
    www.dom.com/fr/
    www.dom.com/kr/
    www.dom.com/ja/
    etc...

    The domain name itself has been active and in our name for over 12 years, and has many inlinks to the root www.dom.com and the Japan site.  The domain name is registered in Japan.  The server is in US however MSN webmaster tools recognises the site as being in JP region.  We rank #1 for everything in Japan and very low in English/other languages.

    I am now considering moving the regional sites to seperate servers, like this:

    US Site = www.dom-us.com on a US server
    German Site = www.dom.de on a server in germany
    Chinese Site = www.dom.cn on a server in china
    etc...

    Ignoring the effort and cost to implement and maintain, from an SEO standpoint would this be a wise move or not?


    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1:06 AM

Answers

  • IF you were to ignore the cost. That could possibly be the best solution, but only because it will help our servers identify which market your site is targeting.

     

    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:19 PM