I'm a graphic designer, with a fairly niche specialism, based in the UK. Originally all my clients were based in the UK, but over recent years I've picked up a few clients from other countries, from them having done web searches.
My current domain name has the
.co.uk ending. Would my site be more easily found/rank higher in countries other than the UK if the domain was
I'm a newbie to this. Am I correct in thinking that most of the time a search engine will try and find websites that are 'close' to where it thinks the searcher is? So someone searching in say Australia for a specialist graphic designer, will probably get search results for designers in their city/country? And therefore a .com TLD will not make any difference.
I presume there would also be a hit to my rankings if I change the TLD (and the actual domain name).