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Are all these 301 redirects helpful?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mark27, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. mark27

    mark27 Regular Member

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    Let's say I'm doing SEO for a client that wants to rank for some local keywords like drug boats miami florida. Now in this example every drug runner (competitor) is stupid and nobody has purchased drugboatsmiamiflorida.com/.net/.org

    I know that buying the EMD.com, building it up a bit, and redirecting it to my clients site will be a benefit, but would the extra EMD.net/.org redirecting to their site provide any added benefit?

    Note: I will probably suggest they buy them even if it wouldn't help because they are only $1.49 each and it would keep their competitors from getting them for at least 1 year, more if they renew them.
     
  2. Shhhocker

    Shhhocker Junior Member

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    If you were to build up the alternate TLDs (.net/.org), like you're planning to do with the .com, there may be some benefit. I'd be cautious, though. Three TLDs, built up and linked to (redirecting to the same page) is the definition of manipulative. There are plenty of link building avenues that have far less risk and far more reward.

    I don't think that it's bad advice to have them purchase the domains, though. Certainly can't hurt their situation.
     
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  3. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    If your clients can afford it, I definitely think it will be worth it. It just gives you a slight edge over competitors if you grab all those EMD tld's. I have seen .org and .net sites rank very well. If anything, at least buy those up if you or your clients cannot afford the other ones.
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    At that price I'd def. buy up the EMD domains even if you don't use them. 301 them for the direct navigation (type in) traffic.
     
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  5. mark27

    mark27 Regular Member

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    Yeah, I've been searching around and it seems like any benefit to redirecting the .net/.org would be negligible after you already had the .com.

    If they don't want to buy the .net/.org after I explain that I might just buy them myself since it's 3 bucks and it will ensure I have a huge advantage over anyone else trying to rank.

    P.S. This all seems like overkill since the "competition" that ranks #1 for most of the keywords has a grand total of a 14 backlinks.
     
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    What backlink checker are you using. Use something like Market Samurai to get comprehensive results. Some people just run a URL through backlinkwatch.com and come to the conclusion that there are no backlinks.

    On some occasions, I have seen backlinkwatch.com return 0 results, only for Market Samurai to say that there are about 6k backlinks!
     
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  7. mark27

    mark27 Regular Member

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    I was using market samurai :)
    The entire space is completely devoid of internet knowledge. You would be horrified if you looked at some of their websites.