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I can't rank for my shortened domain (301 redirect)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ahcmo, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. ahcmo

    ahcmo Registered Member

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    I have a main domain which is ranking fine, but I recently bought a 3 letter domain for which I cannot rank in Google.

    I have a 301 redirect set, but if users type in my domain in Google nothing shows up. Is there any way I can rank in Google if somebody types my shortened domain?

    I only want to rank for some domain type-ins like abc.com.

    See example: ul.to (type this in Google).

    Thank you guys :cool:
     
  2. ContentLockPro

    ContentLockPro Power Member Premium Member

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    It's the matter on the content now and social signals to appear in the top for this domain name
     
  3. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    What we advice you to do is to build more links to a new site with the URL of your old domain as Anchor Text. That should help.
     
  4. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    With a 301 redirect, Google sees the end of the road and ranks the URL the redirect is pointing to.

    You will probably have better luck first writing up a few 100 words of content and getting your 3-letter URL indexed, and moving forward with a 301 redirect at that point.