Redirects OK with Google?
Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 5:10 pm
I am trying to understand the Google penalties for redirects. If for example, I sell widgets and my website is www.widgets.com
and I buy the URL's for www.widgetsrus.com
and I redirect them to my site www.widgets.com
, am I doing something that Google will penalize?
Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:50 pm
From what I understand if you're redirecting sites with duplicate content to a common URL (e.g. if www.abc.co.uk
redirect to www.ghi.com
) then google will see this as spamming and blacklist your site!
Hope this helps
Forwarding vs Redirect
Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:07 pm
Is URL forwarding the same as a redirect? If not, is forwarding a URL a Google no-no?
Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:10 pm
Yeah, I believe URL forwarding and redirects are the same thing. Not 100% on that though. Possible that URL forwarding could be at the DNS...
Try Google, see what you come up with. Good luck.
Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 7:32 pm
As far as I know url fowarding is OK for google. There is a lot of sites with alias names (e.g. alias.domainname.com) that is actually a forwarding, and those sites have pretty good google ranking.
Have a great day