I was researching keywords for a domain name I own using the Google Ad words tool and I started messing with location to see the demand from various countries vs the overall global search results. I was very surprised with one particular keyword which forms part of my actual domain name.
There were something like 11,800 per month from a certain country from a total of 80,000 global searches and the competition is LOW. In addition, the keyword is for a product type so this an active market, not people seeking information about a subject.
What would be your opinion on purchasing local domain (eg .co.uk / .ca) for the particular country and setting up either a) a clone site or b) a redirect to the .com address? Am I right in thinking that the local domain will score higher in the local search? If anyone has done this type of thing before I would really appreciate some tips or advice.