I have two websites. A pet products (e.g.
petsite.com) website and a dog products (e.g.
dogsite.com) website. Petsite runs on Prestashop and Dogsite runs on EKMPowershop. All the goods sold on Dogsite we already sell on Petsite but Dogsite ranks much higher on Google for dog specific keywords; we, however, get more sales overall on Petsite due to the extensive email marketing that we do for it.
We'd like to abandon Dogsite completely and focus our efforts on Petsite. Is there any way we could take advantage of the SEO benefits gained from the
dogsite.com URL and use it for the dog products category within the
petsite.com website? Maybe using URL redirects, URL cloaking or some other method?
So maybe if someone clicks on
dogsite.com, they are taken to
petsite.com/dogs instead? Would my Google ranking for the URL be negatively affected by the redirect?
Help with this would be much appreciated.