- Sep 3, 2014
If this article is not in alignment with your brand's future, and you're not monetizing yet anyways, then that 80% of the traffic is going to waste anyways. It's better to cut ties emotionally with it now rather than later, if that's what you're ultimately going to do anyways. With a proper 301 redirect it shouldn't be a huge issue anyways. You should retain the traffic, given enough other things are held equal on the new destination site for the article.Thanks, a lot. The "why not" is that 80%+ of traffic came from this one article. And the article is specifically about an angle of that topic, so it can't just be the keyword removed (its part of the keyword). So it has been a struggle to part ways with it.
I am almost ready to part ways with it, though, and the plan was to protect my "main" site's brand for the future and move this one article (along with a few other no-traffic ones) to a separate site whipped up with an expired domain I didn't use yet (not too valuable). 301 from the main site, and get the new site's page to replace the rank. Just run Adsense on it (it's safe enough for it) and continue earning from this high traffic article once it's all in place.
It's hard to know if this is a reasonable measure when giving away the main chunk of traffic. What do you think?
I'm making a lot of assumptions in my head and may be mixing you up with other newer members, but I feel like I'm recalling that you haven't made a whole lot of ground yet on this new project. Which could mean we're talking 80% of 100 visitors a month or something, you know. If it's low like that, then just get rid of it, I'd say, and keep it family friendly from here out, avoiding words associated with sex, violence, war, weapons, cuss words, and all that.