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Old 05-13-2000, 11:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy is multiple domain name good for search engines?

well, i am considering to register another domian name and point it to my existing domain ... and submit the new domain name with new description, title to all the search engines ... bcos my current domain name doesnt get good search ranking.

what do you think? can this drive more traffic? or it will just confuse the visitors? worth it or not?

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Old 05-14-2000, 02:08 AM   #2
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well i do that with a few domains of mine, such as

anime2001.com and anime2001.net

the dotcom was registered first and get's 150 - 200 visitors/day and dotnet one i can't seem to see any visitors from.

i also plan to do the same with thedesktopthemes.com and thedesktopthemes.net

some domains i just did that with all .com, .net and .org for the domain.

I also did point other completely different domain names to thedesktopthemes.com - 3 domains to sub directories of the site get a total of 450 visitors/day out of 850+ visitors for the site.

Domain names directly related to a sub section of your site shouldn't confuse anybody at all.

So it's worth it I suppose...

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Old 05-14-2000, 02:42 AM   #3
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yup singloon, i agree with u ... its worth it ... because we can get more traffic by providing more gateways.

moreover for search engines, our site will be shown twice if we have 2 domain names in the same catogery(just my idea, please let me know if i am wrong) and no doubt that will drive in more traffic.

besides that, the domain and parking fees will be <$25/year, so its afforadable for a small webmaster like me http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

the only thing i am worry of is that if the 2nd domain name is different from the original domain name, e.g. aaa.com & bbb.com and not aaa.com & aaa.net, and its pointed to the same original domain index.html file, will that confuse the visitors. but of course i will choose a domain name in the same catogery as the original one.

any ideas?

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Old 05-15-2000, 12:09 AM   #4
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Hi Noti,

Do not think that just adding more domains pointing to your website will attract more visitors (you'll get just a few).

The only important thing to consider is how you've built your index page (description, title, metatags..) under your current domain.

If I were you I would concentrate on my current domain and try to move it up to the top of search engines.

If you need another URL pointing to your site for free, do it with rename.net

for my pics4fun.com site I have another URL laugh.at/pictures which is good I think

So do not waste your money.

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Old 05-16-2000, 09:01 AM   #5
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Be cerful with this - I've had a domain that had a pretty high ranking on some search engines, and then I've registered another domain and pointed it to the original website.

After submitting the new domain to search engines, it actually REPLACED my original domain (because it pointed to the same website - same title, description, etc') and rankings plunged down -- major loss of traffic.

Now I have to wait until my original domain goes back into the search engines...
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Old 05-16-2000, 09:08 AM   #6
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I think I am correct in saying Altavista will show no benefit, or worse.

Others may show improvements, maybe, depending on how it's done.

I think you would do better building a different site on your second domain, and getting traffic separately to it from search engines, and if you want add a lot of links between domains.

There are many companies offering free domain hosting (the cost is usually lost banner space), so if cost is the issue start with your domain there, and later move it to a paid host.



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Old 05-16-2000, 06:15 PM   #7
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That's why you I don't point the different domains to the main site - point it to the subdirectory of site with relevant content to the differing domain.

Different title, keywords, description and site layout. With Altavista the title of the site seems to be most important followed by the first few lines of text on the page being indexed.

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Old 05-18-2000, 11:54 PM   #8
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go.to/, rename.net, tsx.org, cjb.net, 8m.com, get as many names as you can and get heaps of search reults http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Dont forget to get sites through like angelfire, tripod, geocities, webjump etc that redirect, I dont have the time to do that but you might!!!

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Old 05-19-2000, 04:16 AM   #9
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thanks for all your help everyone ... well i have some other thoughts ...

1. what if i change my index page title & description before submiting my new url to the search engines? will that affect my current ranking?

2. about come.to or renam.net, can i submit like come.to/myname to search engines?

3. mlbs2000, do you mean that i sign-up for lots of accounts in tripod, geocities ... etc and create only an index page that redirect visitors to my current site?

4. gallery, "If I were you I would concentrate on my current domain and try to move it up to the top of search engines." ... well do you mean that i have to work on the meta tag and title and resubmit to all the search engines? how to move my site up to the top?

just for your information, i got very bad ranking in altavista and i dont think my site is searchable in other search engines yet(already submited 3 weeks ago). i have registered the domain name so i think i will just point it to my existing site since the domain name is related to my current site http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif. my current domain name is very long and consist of 3 words - SoDamnFunny.com, thats why i can't get good results in altavista and other search engines i suppose.

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Old 05-19-2000, 04:48 AM   #10
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don't forget one important thing...

any traffic you build up on free redirects or free hosted sites is not steady traffic... if the free services cancel your name or site you loose all traffic and it disappears...

i had my starwars site on webjump with 5,000+ visitors/day... when the service and servers were very slow and i moved to a domain, i lost most of that traffic (now down to 100 visitors/day on the webjump site).

I had to build up the traffic again on my domain (which stands at around 700 - 1500 visitors/day)

So if you invest in the domain, and build traffic from there, you can take that traffic to any host you desire...

Today i invested in another 2 domain names for future projects which brings it to 26 domains. By then end of the month I will have all but 5 of those domains active and working...

Any traffic i build will be mine no matter which host i move to... something free redirects and free hosts do not have the benefit of.

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You can use mydomain.com for free domain pointing.

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Old 05-20-2000, 01:23 PM   #12
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well, since my new domain name is parked at mydomain.com's server and is redirected using the ip address to my existing site, can i submit the url of my new domain to seach engines? will the title and meta tags still remain the same?

well, if i use website redirection, where my new domain name is redirected using url(http://www.me.com/anything/), will the title and meta tags remain the same if i submit the new url to each engines?

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Old 05-20-2000, 05:18 PM   #13
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with mydomain.com the meta tags and title will be set according to what you put in in the mydomain manager for the domain you have with them.

Search engines will not use the meta tags and title from the page itself (main page of domain)

All you need to do is copy and paste the exact meta tag and title and description from your page into the mydomain.com manager area - which is brought up when you first assign redirection for the domain.

note: mydomains.com will limit meta tag, title and description character lengths so you may not get all the exact wording in...

another note is that mydomain.com is down around 1 - 4 hrs/day for me hence my reluctance to recommend them until it's fixed which i doubt will be very soon...



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Old 05-20-2000, 05:20 PM   #14
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use netwhistle for free to check the domain with mydomain.com for downtime and you will see what i mean...

periods of 1 - 4 hrs downtime http://geekvillage.com/ubb/eek.gif



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Old 05-20-2000, 06:19 PM   #15
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WOW 1-4 hours downtime!!! i think i would better pay for the $5 rather than losing visitors!!!

anyway, singloon, how do you point your domain names to subdirectory? how much do you pay for that?

thanks a lot singloon for your valueable info http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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