| 3:51 pm on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Is anyone aware of instances where businesses have domains redirected to their listings in a directory? I could really use an answer on this one, as I'm waiting to decide whether to offer this service to my directory's listing clients that don't have their own websites.
| 7:27 pm on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)|
This could be a nice little money-maker for all you directory owners out there! What do you say?
| 8:48 pm on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)|
That would be nothing I would want to get into. The closest thing to it we do is give them web space or a content advertising page in the directory. We replaced the ROS links with presales pages.
| 1:39 am on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|That would be nothing I would want to get into. |
Your reason is the concern about a penalty from search engines for duplicate content, or do you have some other reason?
|We replaced the ROS links with presales pages. |
What is an ROS link?
I have no way of determining when someone is visiting a page of my directory by using a regular link or the new domain that someone has redirected to that page. I am unable to display a different page to people coming to the listing page by way of the domain.
Thanks for your reply.
| 12:21 pm on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I donít think at this point itís going to be a big duplicate content threat but I would not want to be the first one doing it to find out. An ROS link is a run of service link. In short the ad is on every page.
| 2:50 pm on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thanks! Do you think that I could say that another domain redirecting to a page of mine might be a violation of my copyright?
The problem I have with blocking this sort of thing is that I'm unable to detect it. The only way that I found out about it was from the listing owner, who had someone do him a "favor" by creating his domain and redirecting it to his listing.
| 3:08 pm on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Iím no expert in copyright law but itís done all the time. I get sites submitted thought the free submission frequently redirected to Yahoo and the ODP from little worms who are trying to get a good page rank for the domain and sell it on e-bay or something.