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What is a (domainname) redirect?


A domainname or a webpage that is linked or redirected to another domainname.

This can be used if you have several domainnames without a hosting package and you redirect those domainnames to your main website on which you do have ordered a hosting package. The best way to link these domainnames is to redirect them to a seperate page within your main website. Unfortunately there are webhosting providers that don't offer these redirects in the correct way.

The following mistakes are made :
  1. they offer a link from www.domain-a.com to www.domain-b.com but the URL of www.domain-a.com still remains visible in the URL bar (or address bar). The so called frame forward.
  2. after typing www.domain-a.com,  www.domain-b.com appears in the URL bar (the so called refresh tag).
  3. after typing www.domain-a.com the visitor is redirected to www.domain-b.com/file-a.
  4. after typing www.yourwebsite.com the browser redirect to another page within a few seconds. Many times this is a combination of a flash intro and a page with language selections.

What we discourage you to do


We discourage the use of a sole redirect for the search engines. A redirect usually doesn't score that well with the search engines.
  • You don't want possibility 1 because you want to avoid the use of frames
  • You don't want possibility 2 because the first name doesn't contain any content
  • You don't want possibility 3 because according to Google it's deceit
  • You don't want possibility 4 because you don't want to frustrade your visitor but inform him/her clearly
Especially an (automatic) refresh tag is used by search engine spammers and will not or hardly score.

 

INCORRECT :

www.strawberry.com is redirected directly to www.greengrocer.com
www.strawberry.com is redirected directly to www.greengrocer.com/strawberry
www.strawberry.com is just 1 page with a frameset to www.greengrocer.com/strawberry

 

BETTER:

www.strawberry.com contains relevant information and is linked to a page on www.greengrocer.com about strawberries.

Metatags Summary - Important SEO things to remember


We suggest you make the redirect into a small server with relevant information and redirect the domainname to a relevant and seperate page on the main webserver but leaving the URL of the subdomain in the browser bar.
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