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SEO question. Not sure if anyone can answer this?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by brchcar1445, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. brchcar1445

    brchcar1445 Regular Member

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    Ok here is my situation.

    Right now I have some sites that rank well in the search engines. The pages that are ranked well are the home page. For example. Mysite.com ranks well. Here is my problem. I converted all my sites to a new template. For some reason I can not get this template to display any ads on my home page. It displays ads no problem to all my inner pages. So mysite.com/mystuff will show the ads but not mysite.com. This is a wordpress site.

    Ok thats my problem. Here was my fix. For my home page I also have a blog post that has all the exact same content as my home page. So mysite.com has the same content as mysite.com/mysite. So what I did is forward the mysite.com to mysite.com/mysite. Now my question is... Will this hurt my positions in the SERPs? If the site people are seeing in the search engine is mysite.com and they click on it and it takes them to mysite.com/mysite. Does that hurt me? The on page SEO is exactly the same, but the PR and backlinks are going to be different for those two pages. They are finding mysite.com but are being forwarded to mysite.com/mysite.

    I really hope that made sense. It's confusing to me, but I want to make sure that this fix is not hurting me in the SERPS.

    Also has anyone switched any sites over to the heatmap themes? Have they had an issue with ads showing on their home page? Maybe there is another fix. In my heatmap options I have Home and Posts selected. So I am not sure why the ads are not displaying on my home page. Thank you!
     
  2. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Nah, shouldn't hurt you at all.

    Due to modern split testing techniques and having copies of the same page within a site with unique modifications like your ads, would be enough to keep you out of trouble with the spiders in this case. Besides, to the SE, it reads as seperate pages, due to the different url tags on them.

    The content will reflect the same but the bots will only skim for 100% exact page reference. Even if they read the exact same text content, once they hit the ads section of the secondary page, that will set them off to read it as a difference/ ' modified ' page with unique content.

    No sweat.



     
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  3. bizseo

    bizseo Regular Member

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    if you redirect with 301 i don't see any problem
     
  4. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    No reason to redirect though, as it will read as a unique page within his website due to the difference of content, even such a small change will be enough. A redirect will get him in trouble, as the bots could read a redirect as a clash in the purpose of the information and look suspect, only to cause it to misfile the site page as a 'redirect' doorway link, causing more harm than good.