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Benefit of 2 different URL's?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by tommydamic68, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully someone can answer this or share their thoughts. Is there any benefit at all in utilizing two different URL's that point to the same location?
    Mostly for search purposes is my intention.
  2. briansol

    briansol Active Member

    It is not a benefit, in fact it is a detriment to your search.

    If you have another keyword-rich url or domain that you want to have available in case of typos or type-ins, you can, just make sure you 301 that resource to the final destination.
  3. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the response. Just to be more specific:

    If my site URL was www.bugworld.com
    Would it make sense to have www.bugforum.com with a 301 redirect or am I still off beat with this idea.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
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  4. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Only if the second domain has some SEO power (but this would diminish pretty quickly).
  5. briansol

    briansol Active Member

    The only thing you'll really benefit from is from type-ins. Perhaps you may have a few people who would do it, but I wouldn't say buying up domains to catch potential type-ins is worth it.

    Google does it (take an o out, and see what happens). But those are common typos. Is going through the work and the cost worth 2-5 hits a day, probably with a high bounce rate?
  6. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Buying many domains, parking them, blah blah blah... all old stuff that is useless today. As above... don't waste your time or money.
  8. ggace

    ggace Active Member

    The only foreseeable reason for having multiple domains is really for brand protection. I owned a domain that had .com .net & .org. Someone purchased .me & attempted to build off my sites success. Long story short, it lasted only a few months when members caught on that they had one of those terrible fake "facebook-esc" websites.

    There wont be much wait in other URL's since the content that is "crawled" will be the main sites domain anyways,
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