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One main selling page and a lot of keywords optimized pages

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tata668, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. tata668

    tata668 Newbie

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    I have this website about widgets. My landing page, to actually sell the product, is the homepage (hxxp://www.widgets.com) . Everything on this page is optimized to actually sell the product, not for SEO.

    Then, I want to rank for a lot of long tail keywords so I created very SEO optimized pages for each of those keywords. For example, I want to rank for "buy blue widget", so I created: hxxp://www.widgets.com/buy-blue-widget. On this page everything is optimized for SEO, not to sell the product. So I need the visitor who find this SEO-optimized page to visit the homepage too, so I can actually sell him the product.

    I Thought about adding some kind of javascript to automatically redirect a regular visitor to the homepage. I would use some kind of obfuscated code so Google bot wouldn't be able to see there is a redirect for a real user.

    Is this kind of redirect forbidden by Google? Let's say a competitor contact Google and tell them about this redirect, may I loose my ranking?

    If a redirect is not the way to go, what would you suggest to sell a product on this kind of website, where there is one main selling page and a lot of keywords-optimized pages?
     
  2. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    99% of the time a redirect well kill your rankings, but for some reason one of my redirects on one of my sites seems to be ranking very well. I am trying to look into and see why Google is ranking the page but I cant find why.... Its very mystery's.

    If I were you I would just put a huge link/banner on the sidebar or something leading to the homepage or make the SEO page more of a squeeze page leading to the homepage.
     
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  3. tata668

    tata668 Newbie

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    I have some pages on another website that rank well even if they contain a redirect, I'm pretty sure Google bot is not able to detect it if it's obfuscated a little bit (not a plain "window.location = 'xxx';"). But it's on a website I don't really care about. Now, my question is for a new project, a money site, and I don't want to make mistakes!

    My main concern is about competitors contacting Google about those redirects.. Because I'm not 100% sure: a redirect IS forbidden by Google, right?

    If so, I think I'll have to go with the huge link/banner idea.
     
  4. djelica

    djelica Junior Member

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    i guess you can use php script in head tag like:
    if referrer = google
    show meta refresh (code to redirect visitor to your main page)
    else
    dont show code

    sorry for leak of my php coding knowledge but someone who understand what i want to say may take one minute and write this code

    i hope you get the point.
     
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    tata668 Newbie

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    A competitor could still contact Google to tell them about the redirects. Thanks anyway...
     
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    platinvm Senior Member

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    Yes if Google finds out the page is a redirect they well deindex the page, so just do some split testing and try to get most of your traffic to the home page.
     
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    tata668 Newbie

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    I just though of this:

    What about a big iframe which would contain my homepage on each of the SEO optimized pages? The optimized text would still be there but before it there would be this huge "in your face" iframe containing my homepage! So all pages would look pretty much the same (like the homepage) but there would be no duplicate content and I would still have seo optimized pages...

    What do you think of this idea?
    Do you think it breaks Googles rules?
     
  8. Autom8r

    Autom8r Registered Member

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    Why not try something unorthodox, offer a free bonus! Just kiddin...

    Instead, once they hit the SEO page, why don't you pop-up a CSS div that blanks the page with a button they can click to go to the sales page. You know, something like these sites have before you register, they show that div that takes the entire page. Possibly would work, I don't think any redirect will work.
     
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    tata668 Newbie

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    Yeah, a floating div may also be an idea.. Thanks Autom8r.

    But I would prefere the user to instantly see my selling page, without having to click anywhere, without breaking any Google rule and without having to duplicate the content...

    What you do think of my iframe idea?