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301 Redirects

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zee007, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    Okay folks, here is a tricky one.

    I want to buy an exact match domain which has keywords I'm targeting, but its a TLD of a different country. Say I want to rank for marketing services. I found a URL in Canada called marketingservices.ca. In essence, I can buy the domain and have it 301 re-direct to my .com site. The question is, will I rank for "marketing services" keywords in Google.ca as well even though its just a re-direct to my dot.com site? It is an exact match domain for Canada. Since my services are global, it would be great to get some business from Canada as well. Will this method work?

    Cheers!
     
  2. SmartMan

    SmartMan BANNED BANNED

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    If you 301 redirect the marketingservices.ca to your .com site, marketingservices.ca won't rank in any search engines. You can use it just to redirect link juice to your .com site. It'd be better to build a dedicated site for marketingservices.ca and try to rank it in google.ca.
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    No, having a GEO TLD .ca/.eu/.us and so on will not improve your ranking in that country IF it is being 301'd.

    In general you don't recieve a benefit of keyword rich domains when performing a 301. Google only really values the final destination domain.

    If you want to have the benefit of a GEO TLD your best bet is to setup a .CA site and also host it in Canada and use a Canadian dialect whether English/French doesn't matter to much other than your target audience of course.