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- Is it better three sites or two re-direct?
April 5, 2004, 10:06 am
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First of all it has to be clear that I have only one site and three
domains. For a period (in a couple of months I would like to build three
different sites) I want all the domains to have the same site.
This is what I think - could you please confirm: it's better to put the site
in only one domain and create two redirects from the other domains. In
particular I think I could make a different door page for every domain with
some text and the redirect code in java script.
What do you think?
thanks in advance,
Re: Is it better three sites or two re-direct?
Google's attitude is that you shouldn't do that - your redirects should be
server-side. Apart from anythng else, 10%-15% of visitors have js turned
off - including googlebot.
If you design different "doorway" pages for the other URLs, you'll be
breaking a number of Google's guidelines:
"Don't create multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially
"Avoid "doorway" pages created just for search engines..."
"Don't... present different content to search engines than you display to
Because Googlebot doesn't run js, it "sees" the doorway page and your
visitor sees the page to which they've been redirected.
I'd suggest a redirect in the .htaccess or as an HTTP redirect - either way,
it should be server-side.
If you feel that any of the above is incorrect,
inappropriate or offensive in any way,
please ignore it and accept my apologies.