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Domain forwarding question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Hebenon, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Hebenon

    Hebenon Newbie

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    Hello all, I am finally done lurking and starting to do. I have a site that is a legit information site and sees some (low volume) action. People have come to know the site though and I am disinclined to change the domain name, unless recommended.
    Would I get the same benefit if I created a domain name based off of a keyword, with a higher local monthly searches and less competition, and forward the address to my primary domain? Is there a better way? I found a phrase that I can get the domain name for, I bought it already, and I still have the other domain that I just re-upped for another year.

    Thanks for looking and thank you more should you decide to reply!
     
  2. websanova

    websanova Newbie

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    Well if you attach a domain to point to the same content directly, you will get penalized, so you would have to do a redirect instead.

    Now that the domain is just redirecting, it doesn't actually contain any content, so you won't get much rank off of it.

    I think best is to take your new domain set it as the domain you want for the site, then take the old one and redirect that one instead.
     
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  3. Hebenon

    Hebenon Newbie

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    Thank you! Direct and to the point. Exactly what I was looking for.