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Can i point two domains to one site whilst ranking both?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TheRumBarron, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. TheRumBarron

    TheRumBarron Newbie

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    Hi,

    I recently started a new site (actually took inspiration from a journey here), which i will be posting to the journey section soon!....basically i got both the .co.uk and .com domains for my niche and city in the UK, which has high search low competition.

    my domains are basically "niche""city".com (and .co.uk). I got them for two cities.

    The way i have set up my site is a page for both the cities where there is a list/directory of the niche.

    My issue is that i have one of my domains "niche"CityA".co.uk as the main domain for the website. I then have "niche"CityB".co.uk and "niche"CityB".com (and CityA.com) forwarded to this site.

    My question is, is it possible to promote the other city domains and rank them on google event though it points to the same site?

    For example if some googles the key words "Niche CityA" it will show up nicheCityA.co.uk
    (if i get to the top of the ranks)

    But if they search "Niche CityB" it will show up nicheCityB.co.uk (again if i can get it to #1)

    In other words will the forwarded domains rank as if they were indepentantly attached to one site? (providing the SEO is right)


    Apologies if that confuses you!

    Many thanks in advance :)
     
  2. steveocopyo

    steveocopyo Junior Member

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    It is confusing indeed. :/

    Is this the thread where the guy sells the sites he builds to luxury companies?
     
  3. TheRumBarron

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    Yeah i confused the hell out my self reading it back.

    if i have one domain as my website domain, but then forward other domains to that same site, is it possible to rank the forwarding domains in google as well as the main domain?

    .As for the selling of sites to luxury companies....i have no idea what you mean...or do you mean im building the site to then sell to big company, if thats the case no..
     
  4. Cshark

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    All versions may look alike, which is okay so long they are interlinked to .com domain. But for each city you'd need to seo separately for the respective domain.
     
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    The correct answer is : No. You can't rank multiple domain if they forward to the same page. Why? Because it is seen by Google as duplicate content.
    What you can do is create a page for each keyword + city, and add the rel-canonical tag in the header of those pages to make google understand that the domain keyword + city.com is the one you want to appear in the SERP.
     
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    Geo targeting and sending to a different page is not an option?
     
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    Brilliant, thanks very much!!
     
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    This technique worked in the past. But unless the OP has a full-fledged unique site for each city he has less chances to beating competition. And each location-specific site can reference the parent website in the placeholder. There's nothing wrong with that at all.

    And I'd like to differ on the duplicate content point. He cannot rank location-specific sites as a medium to forward readers over to the .com site( 301 redirect). He needs to have unique content and look for each of those location-specific sites but they are okay to reference .com or the parent site in the placeholder. It has multiple SEO benefits as well.
     
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    What if you point the second domain to a separate section of the site, that is not listed on the menu or the frontpage?