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Forwarding and Masking a Domain...What to do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by turbopugsleylx, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys I am getting ready to setup forwarding on a new domain I have (forwarding to a web 2.0 page (wordpress, squidoo, weebly and such)

    Overall what has your guys experiences been with temp and perm forwarding as well as masking (a domain) when it comes to effecting your search engine rankings or getting indexed with google...I have always setup masking on my domains and never had an issue with it...but not I have another domain that I have made about 50 links with and pinged several of the links as well as my domain itself....yet its still not indexed...

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I have a lot of redirects, masked or not.

    One specific one that I've cut back on promoting to just maintenance which
    has over 7,000 links. It's a masked url for a cookie-cutter non-Web 2.0 site.

    Yeah, just like you I haven't noticed any penalty--expect when trying
    to mask high-authority Web 2.0 sites, like Squidoo, Weebly, etc :)

    Are you able to take the masking off of the redirect and begin building new links
    to the Web 2.0 url?





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    Yes I can...I just didn't know if it was better to promote and do seo for the weebly site or for the new domain I got....
     
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    Just to be 'safe' then, I would go ahead and switch it if I were you.

    However, I'm not by any means saying that I'm the expert here. I'm hoping
    the experts will come out of the woodwork if we keep this thread alive. :D

    I have only attempted to mask a highly regarded (High PR like Squidoo, Weebly, etc.)
    Web 2.0 site with my own domain redirect twice--hardly a valid test, so
    take what I'm saying with a grain of salt--but twice was enough for me :)

    This was 10 months ago for the last one, 16 months ago for the first. The first
    time I attempted it (I actually still have the redirect in place for the initial
    promotion, just removed the masking) was w/ a Squidoo site. The 2nd was a
    'landing page' made on Blogger, which I have since removed & don't promote anymore.
    I forgot that I just paid to take the 'weebly' out, so that one doesn't count.

    Both sites, esp the Squidoo, surprisingly shot up towards the top of the SERPs
    within 48 hours of removing the 'mask', coupled with similar aggressive promotion
    like I had been doing for several months prior (when the mask was intact).

    It was actually a real blessing in disguise, kind of alerting me of the instant
    cred already applied towards these sites, namely Squidoo. You prob already
    know and/or have heard it ad nauseum, but Squidoo makes for an excellent
    landing page. It can receive a seemingly unlimited number of links (we're talking
    Xrumer + 10-12 10+ spoke LinkWheels/day + paid traffic and all it does is soak
    them all up and skip up the ranks.

    I'm going to try something that this thread reminded me I wanted to try, which
    is to initially use a non-masked redirect to a Squidoo LP for 90 days or so, and
    then switch the redirect to an aged PR 2-3 domain that I own and change the
    initial Squidoo site to point to this 'new' LP.

    I want to see if these high PR Web 2.0's can kickstart the momentum for me
    so that I can have multiple domain (redirects) holding value for the same or
    similar keywords. Should work, right? I'll use three dif Squidoo sites, and switch
    one at 30, one at 60 and the other at 90 days.

    I'll keep ya posted.... ;)



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