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Search Engine Optimization => Advanced Search Engine Optimization => Topic started by: bearcatsandor on 01-21-2016, 15:28:43

Title: Client wants me to "redirect" multiple urls to the same page? Bad? Good?
Post by: bearcatsandor on 01-21-2016, 15:28:43
I have a client that bought about 10 urls for their business. Their current url is peppersprayandstunguns.com which describes their business well.  They want me to point their other urls to that site as well. These urls are things like personaldefenseproductsllc.com, personalprotection.com, stunguns4u.com. protectyourself.com, etc. Note,. i don't have this list in front of me but they are similar to that.  The url will not be re-written. That is to say that when someone goes to protectyourself.com they will still end up at peppersprayandstunguns.com

If i point these extra urls at peppersprayandstunguns.com will that be considered duplicate content? I know people were doing this 5 years ago, but wouldn't google be wise to this practice by now? Won't this hurt them?

If it's alright to do, should i do it with 301 redirects (seems against the purpose of that) or with dns?

I've been reading up on this all morning and have found differing opinions, and none of them quite cover this issue.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Client wants me to "redirect" multiple urls to the same page? Bad? Good?
Post by: damponting44 on 01-22-2018, 23:29:29
I have a client that bought about 10 urls for their business. Their current url is peppersprayandstunguns.com which describes their business well. They want me to point their other urls to that site as well. These urls are things like personaldefenseproductsllc.com, personalprotection.com, stunguns4u.com. protectyourself.com, etc. Note, i don't have this list in front of me but they are similar to that. The url will not be re-written.
Title: Re: Client wants me to "redirect" multiple urls to the same page? Bad? Good?
Post by: wjack3047 on 01-23-2018, 04:40:33
A redirect occurs when typing a web address in the address bar sends a visitor to another website, different from the one typed in. For example, if you moved your website content to a new URL, you can direct your seasonal visitors (who may remember your old web address better than your new one) to your new location, using a redirect.
Title: Re: Client wants me to "redirect" multiple urls to the same page? Bad? Good?
Post by: bearcatsandor on 01-23-2018, 14:30:51
I have a client that bought about 10 urls for their business. Their current url is peppersprayandstunguns.com which describes their business well. They want me to point their other urls to that site as well. These urls are things like personaldefenseproductsllc.com, personalprotection.com, stunguns4u.com. protectyourself.com, etc. Note, i don't have this list in front of me but they are similar to that. The url will not be re-written.
See? Duplicate content. That's what i'm concerned about. :P

@wjack3047  redirect is the incorrect term. I meant direct. In other words, multiple urls all going to the same place.  Is this something that is likely to affect their ratings?
Title: Re: Client wants me to "redirect" multiple urls to the same page? Bad? Good?
Post by: transcendtorontoseo on 01-23-2018, 21:08:21
I am not sure how the duplicate content will be affected unless the other websites have parts or entire paragraphs with the same words. I would assume that when you 301 redirect a website, all of its link juice and context goes to the link being redirected too. Therefore, Is the website in question broad enough to handle all that specific niche link juice or are you pigeonholing yourself into a niche. From what I understand if the product they are selling is self-defence products and the urls being redirected are about self-defense, then the domain getting the redirects only gets more power and relevance from that.