Redirecting other domain names to the main site

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One of our campanies is redeveloping it's website, and as part of the
process they are looking at purchasing additional domains that will point
back to the main site.

The new domains will all relate to key products or technologies that the
company sells; eg. & Although having
keywords in the domain name can benefit a site in terms of SEO, I think this
idea is a bit of a red herring, since the site is only going to redirect to
the main company site.

However, the powers that be have determine that we will run a 'trial'.

Give that this is going to happen, I need to figure out the best was to
incorporate these new domains. I vaguely recall that you can fall foul of
google and other directories if you go about this the wrong way. How best
would we go about using these new domains. Would we redirect straight to the
main site (or more likely to the product page on the main site)? Would we be
best to have a distinct page for the new domain with links to the main site?
What other alternatives are there, and which is the best?

FYI, the domains will probably be hosted in house, so we have a reasonable
level of control over the servers if that is an issue.

Thanks in advance..


Re: Redirecting other domain names to the main site

Fleeing from the madness of the  jungle
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Must have been some marketing nonsense published recently - I've seen  
quite a few requests similar to this of late.

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Yes - I like this method best.

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Then you can make it so that SE spiders only index these shared pages when  
arriviving via the specialised domain names.

William Tasso

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