PRODUCT MANAGER at Phaidon Press Ltd
29 June 2010 12:01pm
Does anyone know of the best practice approach when dealing with multiple web aliases? e.g. www.url.co.uk, www.ur-l.com etc etc.
All aliases currently point to the main .com site however there is current debate in our office on what Google likes best when you have several aliases of the same site and what type of redirect it requires to make it google friendly?
We're a bit divided on the best approach?
Any thoughts or experience of the best practice approach to this?
Director at Watson Hall Ltd
29 June 2010 17:43pm
I believe there has been discussion before about multiple domains and changing domains on econsultancy.com that would help. Maybe search the econsultancy.com site using Google.
But generally I think the advice was to only have one primary domain to avoid duplicated content, and redirect all the others to the primary domain (using permanent redirects). The redirects may just be to the root /, or perhaps to particular paths within the site. This migyt depend on WHY the other domains were registered.
If you use SSL certificates, be careful! Just one domain is usually better, but it's not impossible to configure it differently.
Instructor at Seattle Central Community College
30 June 2010 16:33pm
Unless you are developing content for each country specific TLD I believe it is best just to redirect all of those domains to your main site. Matt Cutts from Google was interviewed about this a while ago: http://blog.milestoneinternet.com/web-2/benu-aggarwal-interviews-matt-cutts-of-google/
Marketer at Sporting Index
12 August 2010 11:32am
I agree with Nat. Redirect them to your main site using a 301 redirect. Many companies purchase similar or misspelled domains to protect their brand, and Google has no problem with you redirecting these to your main domain.
SEO Manager at RapidSSLOnline
20 December 2010 09:35am
I dont think google should have any problems against using multiple domains and redirecting them to the main site. And you can use multi-domain ev certificate for the different domains.
20 December 2010 10:04am
Well, since this thread has been re-started... I should mention a blog post I made last week about domain location.... and the recent ruling by the EU Court of Justice on what constitutes "directing their activities" abroad:
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