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Redirects OK with Google?

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 5:10 pm
by nielloac
I am trying to understand the Google penalties for redirects. If for example, I sell widgets and my website is and I buy the URL's for and and I redirect them to my site, am I doing something that Google will penalize?

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:50 pm
by zorlac
From what I understand if you're redirecting sites with duplicate content to a common URL (e.g. if and redirect to 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
by nielloac
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
by zorlac
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.


url forwarding

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 7:32 pm
by peterko
Hi there,

As far as I know url fowarding is OK for google. There is a lot of sites with alias names (e.g. that is actually a forwarding, and those sites have pretty good google ranking.

Have a great day