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(Entry was posted by Adam Douglas Nicholls on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, July 19, 2018).

Domain and Canonical

Hi guys,

New to the group, was looking for some advice on the following, any help would really be appreciated

- I have a wine tour company, we are opening a cellar door/winery to compliment this.

- The purpose of the cellar door/winery is to make the wine tour business stronger, one part of this is from an SEO perspective by gaining local links that a wine tour business can`t access (e.g. local hotels)

- I want to know if I can gain strength for both sites via a canonical link tag

Below are the 2 domains I`m proposing:

Current wine tour site: winecompass.com.au
Future cellar door/winery site: happyhomeyv.com.au

My question is this, in order to pass maximum value between the sites via:
- Already strong rankings for winecompass.com.au

- Ability to gain lots of local links for happyhomeyv.com.au (which is what the tour business is lacking)

Would it beneficial to have the happyhomeyv.com.au domain with a canonical link to a folder on the winecompass.com.au domain like below:

This page: https://www.happyhomeyv.com.au/contact/

Would have this canonical tag:
https://www.winecompass.com.au/happyhomeyv/contact/" />

With the entire happyhomeyv.com.au site replicated under the folder on the main site:

Any help would be greatly appreciated, let me know if you need any further explanation


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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Michael Martinez: That is not really what canonicals are intended for. Just interlink the two sites via main navigation. You have a legitimate business reason to do so. That will be less complicated and confusing. It is okay to link two sibling sites together.

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