Need help with domain name and redirecting

  • lajocar
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have a website called www.how-2-make-a-website.com

The name is good for SEO purposes.

Is it a good idea to create a redirect with a short one word domain name to this site?

Will redirecting from a different domain affect my SERPs ranking and how will th PR rank be affected?

Does Google allow domain redirecting?

Thanks for the help
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google does allow domain redirecting.. it would be pretty rubbish if it didnt.

you have to use a '301 redirect'

this tells google that a page has permanently moved from this location to another.

it can help in terms of SERPs.. for example, keywords in a redirected domain pointing to yours will help your site for that keyword..

if you use a 301 then the page rank should be transferred to the new domain..

but be careful, google will spank your ass hard if you try and use too many redirects.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Sorry if this is obvious (and maybe it is just the combination of late afternoon and low blood sugar) Why set up another domain as a redirect instead of just marketing that site in the first place?

Or are you talking about moving a site over to this?
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there could be many reasons..

maybe you just want to hijack a domain so your competitor cant have it..

maybe you are only licensed to trade as blabla.com.. but you still want another domain to reach you

maybe you register a domain similar to your main site, but want to develop it in the future.. so rather then letting it load nothing, you just redirect it to your main page..

etc

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