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Marketing Domains - Blacklist?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by drulay, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. drulay

    drulay Newbie

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    I just launched a website a couple months back that is a niche business directory that is regionally targeted. I've only launched in my test region so far as I am trying to tweak the build for it to somewhat auto target main keywords related to the business with the URL/Title.

    Now here's the deal, in my test market alone, my keyword/phrase list including business names that are featured is greater than 1,000 keyword/phrases. I have done research on about 1/3 of them to gauge priority levels, in which I've boiled down to my top 3 and top 30 keyword phrases. I've achieved Pages 2 and 3 (was bottom of page one for one of my phrases for about 2 weeks and got bumped back to 3) for all my top 3. I'm within the first 5 pages for most of the rest of the top 30. Also acheiving some trickles of quality traffic from some of the lower priority keywords where I have some #1 ranks.

    What I obviously want to do is achieve #1 ranks for not just my top 3, but my top 30 as well. I'm up against some pretty major sites on this task, and as always looking for the most effective way to meet my objective :)

    I've been seriously considering puchasing additonal domains that target those keywords and direct them to the main pages that auto target those particular keyword phrases. Of course those landing pages would be the same page that exists on the main site, and of course all links and navigation would be pointing to the main site. I realize this presents the possibility of Google blacklisting some pages which of course would defeat the entire purpose. But, before I throw out the idea of marketing domains, I question whether I would really be blacklisted as I see major corporations that do the same thing with some of their sub-entities and/or products.

    Would it be wise to have marketing domain names point to the page that targets it's keywords? One of the downsides is I am installing a tag link list on pages that identify their associated keywords for the directory. Those links would point back to the associated keyword directory pages on the main site (also linked on the home page). Here of course lies the conflict of Google seeing my duplicate content on 2 domains, and blacklisting one of those pages.

    One thought is to set my rewrite so when you view those pages or their link, you see the marketing domain rather than directory structure. That way the duplicate page doesn't exist on my main site, only on the marketing domain. My average page has about 30 links, of course all those marketing domains would point to my main site. Will Google see that as a portal page of garbage links? Would I be putting myself at an advantage or disadvantage doing this? Should I just be focusing on better and more link wheel creations to target my main keywords?

    Could perhaps anyone shed some light of experience on the matter for me?
     
  2. seosutra

    seosutra Regular Member

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    can you please rephrase your issue - kinda makes me turn of my machine when I trying to read it - !! PLZ - I will surely try to help you !
     
  3. drulay

    drulay Newbie

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    Okay, this isn't actual structure, but should give the general idea of what I am asking.

    Right now the website is set up like this:


    Code:
    Home Page 
    |\           |\           |\
    Phrase1    Phrase2   Phrase3
    |\       |\
    Content  Content
    Phrase 1,2, &3 are directory pages that target the associated keyword phrases in URL folder structure, Title, and content. What I am considering doing is this:

    Code:
    Home Page                                             --main domain
    |\                  |\                  |\
    Phrase1.com    Phrase2.com   Phrase3.com      --leaves domain
    |\           |\
    Content  Content                                       --re-enters main domain
    
    This would bring the assumption that I could market phrase1.com better than I could the page for phrase 1 within my site. To keep from blacklisting, would point domain and use rewrite so to the visitor/search engine- you would commonly leave and re-enter the site though obviously everything would be on the same server. That way Google would not see duplicate content.
     
  4. divinci

    divinci Junior Member

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    sounds like an interesting concept. However, that setup seems a sort of 'link wheel' and if your doing it for the sake of protecting against a google blacklist then might defeat the purpose.

    you thought about contucting an experiment to see how pagerank/serps would be affected?

    *Please not I am an idiot*