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Need help with Ecommerce site

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by russ3377, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. russ3377

    russ3377 Newbie

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    A company gave me an ecommerce site. Basically I'm an affiliate and the affiliates get an ecommerce site to sell the companies products. The problem is that the ecommerce site has a strange looking URL. Just letters and numbers put together. It's basically the affiliate ID as the URL.

    My thought was that when people see the strange looking URL in the search engine listing that they might be less likely to click on it because it looks suspect.

    So I thought I would buy a keyword optimized domain name and then redirect to the ecommerce site. I seem to be having a hard time getting the keyword optimized domain name indexed. The original domain is indexed, but not the 301 redirect. I have pinged the site. I have done several high PR blog comments and a few forum profiles. It's been about a week and still not indexed.

    Am I going about this the right way, and I just need to keep waiting, or is there a problem with what I'm trying to do?