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Multiple sites redirected to one main site

I have a client who insists of having multiple website domains all being redirected to one main website domain. It is getting out of hand and his server has become conveluted and riddled with garbage ...
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1answer
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Pros and Cons of Buying Common Website Mispellings

I own a website that is nicely short but somewhat easy to misspell. I would like to buy the three or four most common mispellings and redirect them all to my main page. Are there any major problems ...
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311 views

SEO Implications of creating Niche Product Blogs vs Main Company Blog with Categories.

Our company has a dilemma that I am hoping the users of Pro WebMasters can help us with. Right now as it stands we create a seperate website for each product that we sell. We also have our corporate ...
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1answer
90 views

Cross promoting sites you own

With time the amount of sites I have under my wing has grown and diversified such that visitors to site A wouldn't care one bit about site B that I control. (There are 7 different sites in my example ...
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1answer
295 views

Consolidating google results for 2 domains with the same content

I have 2 domains http://foo.com and a http://bar.com. http://bar.com is just a domain alias for http://foo.com so they have the same content. Results for both domains show up on google, I'd rather all ...
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Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
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1answer
2k views

SEO optimization multiple region site, domains and multilingual site

I am taking SEO of our website to another level. I read a lot about it and study all aspects of how to properly handle multiple domains and languages. For now we use three domain names www.myurl.eu, ...
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3answers
101 views

2 different businesses, 2 different top level domains, same company name - impact?

I have just started running ohanafilms.co.uk (Northamptonshire UK) and I have received a email from a chap who runs ohanafilms.com (Hawaii USA) who has advised me and asked me to change my name as it ...
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3answers
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What is the general practice for country TLD subdomains

I'm trying to launch a website application that will focus on cities around the world, whereby TLD for each countries will be used. For example: www.website.de - Germany www.website.cn - China ...
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How should I set up the a second website in relationship to my first website for maximum SEO benefits?

I'll try to make this simple and also explain why I"m doing this. I own website A, which stocks candles mostly for retail and church use. I now have the opportunity to become a reseller for church ...
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6answers
967 views

Best way to track multiple sites with Google Analytics

I currently have 63 websites (and counting) that I'm tracking on one Google Analytics account, and I'm starting to realize... this is becoming a bit cumbersome. What's the best way to collect traffic ...
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1answer
907 views

Run Google Analytics reports across multiple accounts / properties

So I have a single login for Google Analytics that tracks multiple accounts with multiple properties as so. Account 1 Property A Property B Property C Property D Account 2 Property E Property F ...
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3answers
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Is there an elegant way to track multiple domains under separate accounts with Google Analytics?

I have a situation where a content management system uses the same template for multiple websites with different domain names and I can't make a separate template for each. However, each website needs ...
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3answers
202 views

How do I adjust our “default” domain

Our company owns a selection of top level domain names. Each of these domain names points to the same IP. We currently market our domain as existingfoo.com. All our incoming links are to that domain, ...
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2answers
743 views

Can a sitemap index file reference sitemap files under different domains?

My company owns several domain names. We also host websites for our users at their custom domains. Our domains: company.com product1.com product2.com Users's domains: user1.com user2.com ...
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1answer
227 views

Using rel=canonical and noindex in a 1-n partners environment

We sell complete sites including the domains to several partners that create content that is shown together at the main site. What we want to achieve is that the main site copy is the original but the ...
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1answer
444 views

Telling Google that domain.com and domain.us points to the same site

Tell me how should I let Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics know that the site has more than one domain? Does having more than one domain, corrupt SEO?
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2answers
384 views

Shop owner wants multiple domains, what do I to tell him?

My client owns a webshop exampleshop.it - and we use adwords and google analytics to promote it. He somehow has the idea that more domains (pointing to the original webshop) bring more traffic and ...
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2answers
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How to mass test a list of domains to find out if any of them banned by Google?

I have a list of 300 domains. I want to find out which of them are banned on Google. How can I easily find out which ones would have Google penalties?
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3answers
455 views

Multiple domains, same content

Whats the best method in having multiple domains online with the same content so that it does not affect SEO. Say a www.domain.com and www.domain.com.au. The *.com.au domain has significant SEO ...
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3answers
154 views

SEO: Should we split the business subjects into three seperate domains or stay with one?

I have a customer who has a place at the beach with restaurant, weddings area and the beach itself. He asked me from seo aspect if it will be better to have one domain with 3 minisites. Or 3 sites on ...
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2answers
98 views

Block Google (and other) from indexing a domain

We want to open a new domain for certain purposes (call them PR). The thing is we want the domain to point to the same website we currently have. We do not want this new domain to appear on search ...
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1answer
93 views

Site indexed on temporary domain before site went live

I made a careless mistake with one of my sites. While developing it I put it on some temporary domain of mine and thought I would remove it after couple of days. That is why I did not included any ...
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2answers
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Is having multiple websites a good idea or a bad one for SEO?

I am in charge of my companies website and one of my tasks is to improve SEO. Granted, I am new to this and have been researching for the past 6 months and had an idea. My plan is to build multiple ...
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1answer
96 views

301 for many domains

We have a main website for a big company, let's say www.tartempion.com. We bought about 60 domain names (let's say www.tartempion.org, www.tartempion.se but also www.strangename.net), mainly to ...
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1answer
112 views

Consolidate search results from site that gets accessed from multiple domains

I have a site hosted on Windows Azure, and I have a domain pointing to the site, so I can access the site using both mysite.cloudapp.net as well as mysite.com. Now for some reason Google indexed ...
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1answer
144 views

Best Strategy for Exact Match Domain (EMD) Along Side Branded Domain

I lucked out and managed to buy a two word .com EMD for the most important key-phrase for our b2b SaaS startup. Shutting down our branded domain isn't an option, we've already got too much invested ...
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1answer
432 views

Domain Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know whats the correct term for it, but what I'd like is to forward users visiting domain1.com to domain2.com without changing the URL in their address bar at all, IE. show contents from ...
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3answers
361 views

Multiple domains and product categories but one company?

My company is expanding online, and we are wondering the best way to go about our eCommerce strategy. We sell a wide range of products of a single material, lets use ceramics as an example. The ...
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1answer
61 views

Pointing a parked subdomain to a real subdomain

I have two registered domains. Say the domains are originaldomain.com and parkeddomain.com. parkeddomain.com points to originaldomain.com. I also have a few subdomains in originaldomain.com, and I ...
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1answer
257 views

Directing Multiple ccTLD's to 1 gTLD with a country specific subdirectory?

We have multiple ccTLDomains and are thinking about how to best combine these into one. We want to do this to focus our link building efforts. We are running a website through which we offer a ...
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1answer
480 views

WordPress multisite and Google Analytics in subfolders with mapped domains

I have a WordPress multisite with sub folders. The site's subfolders are mapped to domains, which are set to primary. I'm using the Google Analytics Multisite Async' code to track things. From ...
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1answer
177 views

Best practice when translating sites into multiple languages - new domains?

For the same website I've got 3 domains: .fr, .com, and .co.uk. To start with it was to avoid people buying the same name. I used have my content in French only and redirected all the traffic to the ...
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2answers
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Authentication system brainstorm [closed]

We got multiple small websites (microsites) and one main high traffic one with big users base. Right now the requirement is to build authentication system which should allow users to loign with the ...
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2answers
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Do two similar domain names affect SEO negatively?

I have one domain: sport-clothing.com and I want to create another shop (different content) with name sportclothing.com. Will such similar domains affect SEO of both negatively?
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2answers
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Domain name explanations

I recently thought to myself why certain websites have very unique domain names. Is it possible for a website to have for example www.aboutus.example.com instead of www.example.com/aboutus ? Like ...
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2answers
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What is best for SEO: 2 domain names or 2 sites under same domain?

I have a site www.product.com and another site www.productblogg.com. The content is different on the 2 sites but they "talk" about the same product. and... the www.productblogg.com use a ...
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1answer
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Parked previous company's domain on top of existing one. SERPS showing old URL with existing info for some of the top keywods

Sorry for the duplicate question but I'm a newbie and see that I posted wrong the first time. Parked a domain from my previous company website on top of my existing company website. The URL from the ...
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1answer
235 views

Hosting multiple client website on single hosting account

I'm WebDesigner and I have currently only a few clients for making website. I've unlimited hosting account and I want to host their websites in my account without reseller account (actually it is not ...
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3answers
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What's the advantage in purchasing new hosting purely for 301 redirections

As a follow on from How do I adjust our "default" domain I am about to setup 301 redirections from a selection of TLD to our recently selected default domain. Currently ALL of our TLDs ...
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1answer
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Adding a second domain to a website

I want to direct an easy to remember domain url to my website that has nothing to do with the brand or the original domain. What is the proper way to add a second domain to a website without opening ...
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2answers
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URL rewrite - Cross domain javascript

I have a site site.domain1.com that needs to launch content from another domain - content.domain2.com but I encounter cross-domain JS issues when doing this directly. I basically need to make ...
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2answers
153 views

Multiple domains for different products?

I have a website with software applications. Is it good for SEO to choose one keyword rich domain name for each of our software products or should we stick to a single domain? From a user's ...
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2answers
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301 redirects, site files

Is it possible to have a 301 redirect without moving files? I have a site currently at a .ca domain. Now I want the primary domain to be .org. I would like to do this in a way that is search engine ...
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1answer
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Cheap Bulk Domain Registration

I have 6-7 domain names that I have thought of and I'm planning to buy it in bulk so that I can save. Or am I wrong on this? In my case, since its my first time to this hosting/domain registration, ...
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2answers
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Configuring my domains for best search engine results

Couldn't think of a more decent question title, sorry. Basically, I have 3 domain names: mydomain.com mydomain.net mydomain.co.uk The website is actually hosted at the .co.uk address, using ...
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1answer
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Cleaning up the mess with SEO and conversions in mind

I'm having some kind of a unique situation here, but at the same time it's the typical mess web-beginners create. I took over a project for an event-company and at the moment they're having several ...
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1answer
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Can I do a non-hostile cross-domain POST now?

One requirement for a site I'm working on calls for visitors to be able to sign up for an email list. Rather than add server-side handling for this otherwise static site, I would like to POST from the ...
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Apache2: Deny access for mail.mydomain.com but allow www.mydomain.com, both points same ip

i have a linux mail+http server located throguh Internet at www.mydomain.com. Domain was bought at GoDaddy so after configuring the server and getting the public ip address i went at GoDaddy's profile ...
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Google new algorithm: My company have a 40 sites with different domains that some of their articles appears in my main website

My company have a 40 sites with different domains that some of their articles appears in my main website with reference to their source. Our articles write by high level processionals in the field ...