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301 Redirect Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Catt Mutts, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Catt Mutts

    Catt Mutts Junior Member

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    Can someone confirm me before i start doing it: If i create a website let's say drivingschoolsmycity, and do an SEO to rank it no1, but for the purpose of showing it to prospects if they want to be here. And then when i find one just 301 redirect my links pointing to their site to rank where i am.
    Is this the way it really goes? Will they really take over my position after some certain amount of time? Are those links bring the same value?

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  2. criticalmess

    criticalmess Regular Member

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    I doubt they will rank at the same position.

    (I would sell leads)
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Assuming their on page SEO is optimized for those keywords and depending on age of the domain and also if they have any keywords in their domain name then yes that site should replace your site as no.1
     
  4. Catt Mutts

    Catt Mutts Junior Member

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    Well, i have a domain drivingschoolsmytown.cheapextension, (i could get any TLD but went for cheap so i can test stuff) and there's at least 50 driving schools here with drivingschoolsomething in domain name. So most my links would be "driving school my town", exactly links what client needs. And i can do on site SEO properly if it's not done.

    Basically what i've had in mind if this is the case, is to get my site to top spot and actually sell what i've done with SEO so far to my client recurring. Rinse and repeat in another industry.

    Competition in my area is very weak, even for weight loss, insurace, credit etc terms. If this works i could do wonders
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    ^Yep good plan.
     
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  6. Catt Mutts

    Catt Mutts Junior Member

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    Sweet. Hope you have experience so i'm not making business decision based on guess ;)
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    I do have some experience and it does work. The hard part is getting your site to no.1 spot and also staying there. It will be even harder if you are using a .info so best to use a .com/.net/.org to rank.
     
  8. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    If you 301 redirect your top ranking site, this will surely pass on the credit and will boost your rankings.

    But they will not attain your website's position because Google consider many factors for ranking.
     
  9. Catt Mutts

    Catt Mutts Junior Member

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    I agree with getting TLD, but for this occasion i just went for info. As told, competition here is almost zero for any search term and it's really funny to observe how weebly, blogspot or similar free hosting sites are ranking for terms like weight loos, make money etc.. IM train didn't came in my area yet.
    I am yet to see how hard it will be, bigger problem will be to outrank g places which are dominating.
    I was also considering selling leads but having hard time to understand how to track that.
    If clients site needs little more boost it's not problem, but i want to do majority of my work 301 because if they stop paying i can easily redirect everything to another client, as i'm pretty sure i can expect situations like that.
    I'm talking about no more than 100 links, all competitors have really poor linking strategy, if any.