According to a press release today, a site that was generating some 25,000 page views per day just changed its domain from a pretty crappy .com to a two word .net
On August 31, EurekaMag.com has changed its domain name to GeoScience.net and its slogan to Biology – Geography – Health, reflecting a shift to a global digital approach and to further strengthen its presence worldwide.
The new streamlined presence and its seamless mobile site are all accessed via the new single URL.
GeoScience.net currently covers a total of 37.4 million bibliographic references from as early as the beginning of the 18th century,.
Drawn from a current total of 8,048 scientific journals, GeoScience.net covers the basic and applied biological sciences, geographical sciences, health sciences, and chemistry sciences.
The domain currently generates around 25 thousand page views per day which is an 250% increase from 10 thousand page views per day during the first quarter of this year.
The change in URL is accompanied by a significantly upgraded number of article summaries and abstracts: while the old site contained a total of 11.8 million summaries, the new domain features a total of 15.2 million abstracts which is an increase by almost 30%. Now over 40% of all bibliographic references contain a summary of their scientific content.
We have read stories where companies upgrading their URL to a short .com have seen a temporary drop off in traffic.
What do you think of this move?