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Do everything you can to cross-promote them, but consider improving the experience for visitors by unifying the design, writing style, and intended audience across the network, even if the subject matter itself differs wildly. There are successful website networks that have no apparent connection between the sites they contain, and others linked by a common ...


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I'm going to try and answer all three questions at once: If you really want to "optimize" your domains then have each domain live, accessible (non-directed), hosted in their own counties, with their own carefully translated content based on the language of that country. Costly. If you want to keep things as simple as possible (like Apple), then pick the ...


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SEO and Webmaster Tools You have a couple options. Either of these can work from an SEO perspective. Pick one of them and use that as the "canonical" domain. Use 301 redirects to make sure that visitors all get to the one you choose. OR use the rel canonical meta tag to tell Google which domain is the preferred domain (while letting users access ...


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Having multiple domains point to one website is common as a company will buy variations of their main domain name (other TLDs, misspellings) and then point them to their main domain so on the off chance that someone uses one of those variations they still will end up at the company's website. As far as SEO goes having so many domains pointing to one place ...


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He somehow has the idea that more domains (pointing to the original webshop) bring more traffic and better ranking. He's wrong. 1) Would it be okay to have the same domain with other TLD endings (because I have seen many companies do this) Sure. Lots of companies do this. 2) Apart from that, is there a way to have shoe-shop.xyz and ...


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Google Webmaster Tools does not have any functionality for this. You can use canonical URLs to tell Google which is the preferred domain.


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If you are using a 301 redirect on each of these misspelled sites it does not cause a problem with duplicate content. For all intents and purposes, there is only 1 website when you 301 redirect the other sites to your main site. Here is a google forum question on the topic


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As long as all the secondary domains simply do a 301 Permanent Redirect to the primary domain, this will not negatively affect SEO at all. It probably wont have any positive effects either, but if you value owning those domains (even if just to ensure noone else uses them) then that may be immaterial. Replicating the content on all the different domains ...


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There are lots of websites with similar domains out there so this won't be an issue. You will only run into issues if you use duplicate content on these two sites (which the domains suggest is probable). If you plan on the second site being a clone, or a slightly different version of the first, you will have duplicate content issue which will hurt the second ...


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Just do a 301 redirct from the short domain to the main domain. That will allow users to always find the main site and tell search engines the short URL doesn't really exist and to only index the main URL.


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Yes it's possible to use unlimited hosting companies to manage your client's websites and still provide them basic FTP, MySQL, and Email access. Once you have added your clients domain to your account as an addon domain. You can create FTP accounts in your control panel, even if you must use your primary domain to generate the accounts such as ...


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If the goal of the satellite sites is to drive traffic to the main site, which is about the same/similar topic, then there's really no difference between these satellite sites and having landing pages on your main website. They do the same exact thing except now you have additional websites you have to maintain. If you're trying to establish a brand why ...


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Is there a way to set up the second site side by side on the same hosting service so that Google sees it as ONE site but the end user of each site would not see the other one. You might be able to pull it off with subdomains but that's probably not separate enough given your description. Any other tricks to show Google one thing and the users another ...


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You need to understand what subdomains are. When you purchase a domain, you purchase something like example.com. If you see something like www.example.com or aboutus.example.com, aboutus is just a subdomain of example.com. When you see something like www.aboutus.example.com, www is a subdomain of aboutus.example.com. When you insert a dot (.), you create a ...


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Do a 301 redirect from the parked domain to the new domain. That will tell the search engines that the existing domain is the main one and will eliminate potential duplicate content issues. It will also be less confusing for your users as they will see a consistent domain when accessing your site. If you are using Apache you can do this easily with a ...


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Buying multiple domains and pointing them to one website won't help with SEO at all. As far as the subdomain thing (or subdirectory as for SEO subdirectories and subdomains are equal) you need to make sure the content for each city is different or else it's all duplicate content and will be filtered out of the search results. So, is the content going to ...


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You seems to have quite a few domains and subdomains pointing to the same folder (so they share the same .htaccess) which makes your original approach not suitable for such situation. Use these rules instead of yours: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =mydomain1.co.uk [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =mydomain1.com RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mydomain1.com/$1 ...


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On most LAMP shared hosts you can get this feature by purchasing reseller hosting rather than the standard shared hosting. You typically use a tool called WHM to manage the multiple domain (or a custom in-house tool) and each domain account has it's own login and file structure. They also have separate file and bandwidth levels that you'll have to monitor.


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You don't need to buy an additional hosting account. All you need is a 301 from the old URL to your new URL. Having the new URL on a separate IP OR separate host gives you no additional value. All it will create is an additional headache for managing your accounts because you will never want to shut down your old URL (it will always do a 301 redirect). ...


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This means that every page on my website is actually accessible from another domain. Any owner of domain can add in managed domain IN A|IN CNAME record, which will point to any IP in the Net, but if you're using name-based virtual hosts, then your site will likely┬╣ only be accessible via the hostname specified in the ServerName and ServerAlias ...


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If they're really pointing their DNS records to your IP address (and your webserver is configured so that this actually shows your site's content on their domain; see Lazy Badger's answer), then you can stop this sort of "DNS hotlinking" with a simple mod_rewrite rule: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} otherdomain\.st$ [NC] RewriteRule ^ - [F] This will return a ...


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You're using the wrong tags. You should be using rel="canonical on all of the domains that are not the primary domain. rel="alternate" does not tell search engines that a secondary domain is canonical to a primary domain.


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Having the .com will only be useful if you're targeting international customer. Your your business is targeting the UK stick with your current domain name. It's perfect for your needs and there's no need to fix what isn't broken. If you do want to switch to the .com do a 301 redirect from the .co.uk to the .com. It's simple to do and a must for SEO and ...


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A second domain isn't likely going to help you, do you expect it to show up in search results above or below the results of your main domain? If it's not linked to and content isn't good quality it'll have no use. Having your blog on your main domain you have more pages to potentially become site links. Linking from your blog domain to your main domain when ...


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This is a tough question to answer, as it could be summed up by the vague words "that depends..." My experience on the matter has been to keep the amount of systems (i.e. Wordpress blogs), to a minimum. From a technical point of view, it is best as it requires less time and money to maintain. 5 blogs = 5 updates whenever there's a new version out, for ...


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Of course, I don't know how smart the search engines are. But I know that they make money when the users find all that they want. For that reason, duplicate contents (and also - I think - more than just one website for a small business) is not acceptable. You can use more than a website, but just if you need to promote different aspects of your business. ...


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In the future sign in to Google Webmaster Tools and claim both sites before indexing them. In there you can test/create your robots.txt files, sitemaps, 404's and a bunch of other tools. Take a special look at the Change address tool. Matt Cutts explains how to do it. Basically, index the new site in Google. At the same time, redirect the old site to the ...


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My first thought when reading the question was that this is going to be a case for the web-spam team. Please don't create tons of sites that are essentially doorway pages. Also, using wildcard subdomains (assuming the idea is to map them to cities after DNS resolution) make it extremely hard to determine how those URLs should be crawled. Additionally, I ...


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The problem you're having is solved with CORS: The Cross-Origin Resource Sharing standard works by adding new HTTP headers that allow servers to describe the set of origins that are permitted to read that information using a web browser. Additionally, for HTTP request methods that can cause side-effects on user data (in particular, for HTTP ...


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Using the technique as laid out in the documentation, GA won't show the original domain. One way to track it would be to modify the redirect to put the domain name into a URL parameter. You could then pick it up and send it to GA in a custom variable.



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