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(Entry was posted by Johnny Tillotson on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, December 6, 2018).

Live with the redirect or publish something else?

I have a client who has a domain like https://www.abccareers.com but all it does is redirect to a page such as https://abcinc.com/our-company/careers

The HR boss put "abccareers.com" into google and nothing came up. I know it`s because it`s a simple redirect. Is there anything I can do to show google that abccareers.com actually goes to a page other than maybe adding abccareers.com to the meta title, description, and maybe on the page itself like in an H1 or something?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Michael Martinez: If it`s redirecting Google will never see anything you publish on the URL. You must either live with the redirect or publish something on the domain.
  • Scott Clark: Education required for HR boss.😊
  • Johnny Tillotson: Scott Clark yeah pretty much. The funny thing is if I search just abccareers the redirected page comes right up. I just don`t see anyone ever using google to search for a full domain like that
  • E Dieter Martin: My wife does that all the time, typing the domain name into the search bar instead of the URL bar. The URL bar remains unused.
  • Scott Clark: Johnny Tillotson add the domain string to the title tag of the redirected page and as an image alt tag and wherever else you can squeeze it.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on G+, Thursday, December 6, 2018).

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