Yes, things are happening in the IDN world and I think TRAFFIC is a word that no longer needs to be whisphered although I wouldn't go shouting REVENUE just yet!
I have started this thread in the hope that we can together build a picture of to what extent Traffic already exists and how it is growing.
I have recently had all my domains pointed at the forum so I have had no real way of monitoring traffic. Yesterday, though I redirected a substantial part of my Portfolio (everything other than Japanese and Chinese) at Namedrive, much of is for the first time. I have to say I am a little surprised by the initial findings.
In Somewhat less than a 24hr period I have come up with the following:
Folder Views Domains
Portfolio Totals 337 1421
Arabic 149 508
HIndi 66 243
Russian 65 374
Bangla 29 79
I was a little surprise by Arabic especially as we know a lot of these names have no value. The Hindi figures are much higher than expected, and I have to say I was Gob-smacked by Bangla. The other Indic Scripts, however, are showing no real action at present.
These figures suggest that the debate should be once again starting to focus on issues of Parking, Conversion Rates and Keyword Targeting.
Any contributions welcomed.
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