Msg#: 3205154 posted 8:41 pm on Jan 1, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hello, will I be penalized by the search engines if I redirect one site to another in the same genre? I have a site I have worked very hard on for a year, but the domain is too long and I already have another shorter and better domain in the same industry.
Can I simply manage the new (site) domain, and redirect the old to the new as well? Will this hurt my rankings for either?
Lastly, how can I get traffic from the previously indexed pages all redirected to the new site?
Sorry so long, and thank you in advance for any assistance!
Msg#: 3205154 posted 11:24 pm on Jan 1, 2007 (gmt 0)
They should not be considered doorway pages because you are using a 301 re-direct. I just did this over the holiday weekend and I see that Google has my new domain name already indexed. The old domain name is still there but it points to the new one