After recently announcing it, one of my readers with a background in website management sent me an email saying that I should reconsider moving my domain from [keyword]news.org to [same keyword]lab.com.
It is a content-heavy news site around products that I hope to eventually build into a more comprehensive authority for the [keyword] industry I'm covering w/ B2B services, merchandise, etc. The current domain is a bit generic & I think the new one will be more marketable.
- 320k-350k pv's/month
- Google brings in 39% and Yahoo/Bing 4% of traffic
- 10-11% of monthly search strings contains " news"
SEOMoz Open Site Explorer stats:
- Page authority: 65/100
- Domain authority: 58/100
- Linking root domains: 226
- Total links: 35,700
I am familiar with what I need to do as far as 301 redirects, etc. I was assuming that I'd be ok after following Google's recommended procedures but now I am not so sure.