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Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Newbieonhisway, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Newbieonhisway

    Newbieonhisway Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I was wondering I bought a domain name which contain my keywords,and better PR.
    I was going to forward this domain to my main website.
    I have 2 questions :
    -Should I forward it with 301 (permanent) or 302 (temporary) request.
    -Will my site will get an advantage or this opposite from it.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    WayneInc Senior Member

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    Only 301 redirect the PR juice.. its Permanent Redirection..
     
  4. Newbieonhisway

    Newbieonhisway Newbie

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    Thanks guys for your answer - should I mask it or no ?
    Sorry is my first domain forwarding.

    Thanks
     
  5. SavyCon

    SavyCon Regular Member

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    Is the domain you want to forward recently registered, or aged with previous content on it?
     
  6. Newbieonhisway

    Newbieonhisway Newbie

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    The main domain is full of content around 300 articles register till 2015 and online since feb 2012, bringing around 500 - 700 visitors a day
     
  7. SavyCon

    SavyCon Regular Member

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    From my understanding:
    Domain 1: is your main site, and full of articles registered since 2012.
    Domain 2: has better PR, and is the one you want to forward to domain 1. Age unknown, content unknown.

    Correct?

    If so, have you duplicated any content from Domain 2 over to Domain 1?

    Regardless, to answer your question - from what I can gather, I would suggest using an .htaccess 301 redirect (permanent redirect).

    Code comes from source. I do not vouch for it, but should be a start. Those with better knowledge will be of more assistance.

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    #
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.newdomain\.com
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
    
    You will want to get other opinions before using this rewrite rule. I'm assuming the sites are both hosted under an account you own. Don't forget to notify google of the changes:

    SOURCES:
    Code:
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=83106&topic=2371325&ctx=topic
    Code:
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=93633
    Code:
    https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/misc/rewriteguide.html
    Lastly, your site WILL get a benefit from this. Hope that answers your questions!
     
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  8. Newbieonhisway

    Newbieonhisway Newbie

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    Thanks for the clear explanation, I will just add, I was planning to forward the domain using godaddy option.
    Thanks for the link, that will give me some stuff to read later.
    Thanks again
     
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