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!
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