Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Marco HernĂ¡ndez Daly on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 10, 2018).

Forward domains to the main one for branding purposes

Let`s say I have a main domain xyz.com which has some high paying keywords in it but i want to acquire a couple of other domains which are not .com but have very interesting keywords associated that have thousands of searches/mo .

I want to forward those domains to the main one (for branding purposes) however to do the SEO, does Google consider the other domains as backlinks and do I need to perform SEO on each or does the response.redirect help the crawler know it`s the same...

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Andrea von Eugen: Unless they are the same brand, put them on differing locations, hosting and IP. That way you can own top positions on G. However if it is purely for a mega-brand, then just own them.
  • Travis Bailey: It`s almost pointless to buy domains strictly for the exact match value. And don`t get me wrong, I still think keywords in the domain matter a bit. I`m not one of those guys.But if branding is a very real concern, buy them up and 301 them, after you vet any existing backlink profile. gooogle.com is a thing, for a reason. ;)
  • Andrea von Eugen: Actually, if the domain still has links and value you can re-create it. This is only worth it if it still has value, and hasn`t been blown-off by G. Then you work on it.
  • Andrea von Eugen: some people just forget or give up on a project, but do your background check first..

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 10, 2018).

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