Do the search engines penalize PHP redirects?

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Hi again. I have another client for whom I did register 2 domains
specifically for SEO. I currently have them all pointing to the same
server and IP address.

In the hopes of making each domain look like a unique site, I added PHP
code on the home page to redirect visitors based on the domain that was

It goes something like this: --> (stays put) -->
weddings/ (same server just named differently) --> (same as above)

Now when I link to these pages, can I use just the domain or do I need
the subdirectory as well since the virtual home page redirects?

Or would I just be better off using url re-writing?

Thanks for your help.

Re: Do the search engines penalize PHP redirects?

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:02:38 +0000, NetNoise wrote:
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AFAIK You should link to the subdirectories -- google
will correctly index your redirects because you are using server scripts,
but if you are linking to the domain from external pages, they will also
index your redirect page --  search bots will distinguish
"" between "". You will end up with
two entries on google for the same page.

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please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think both header redirects and Meta
tag redirects confuse bots.

- n

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