I have a similar redirect query.
I have a url1 and a url2, the second domain name url2 is hosted at the same domain space as url1, no point getting a new hosting account at the moment its only one page.
In order for it to be at the same domain space as url1 my hosting company has to have it pointing via a redirect to a subdirectory on url1.
so www.url1.com/subdirectory/ is the path that www.url2.com points via a frame redirect. The index page displayed if you type in www.url2.com is the same page in www.url1.com/subdirectory/
the second url was listed by google and yahoo for free within weeks.
the problem I have is that the page is not showing up in google correctly as it has only spidered the frame redirect even though I had submitted www.url2.com/index.html, therefore no content is found the cached page is blank, the url www.url1.com/subdirectory/ has appeared and then disappeared from the index in the last week.
what I want to know is if I use .htaccess to redirect the url2 to the url1 subdirectory would google then spider the correct index.html page
and in what directory would i put it i.e. in www.url1.com or www.url1.com/subdirectory/ the only current .htaccess file i can find is in my logfiles directory. My host says that it is ok to use the .htaccess but advised against it.
when you have plenty of domain space and bandwidth it seems a waste to keep buying seperate hosting accounts for each domain name you want to host so I think there must be a way to have more than one url hosted in the same domain space and get it spidered correctly.
I only seem to have this problem with google as the index page contents seem to be ok on other search engines.
i am getting hits though from google, it just when I seach for my url2 domain the displayed info is just the title and url2 name. If I search on keywords that I know show up in the top ten on other search engines I get nothing in google or its buried so deep I havent found it yet.
By the way it PR0 (only listed 4 weeks)but I get 4 times the traffic of url1 about a 1000 hits a day. Not bad for a one page content themed website, pcked up a few links in as a featured site and have about a hundred out, free yahoo listing and I've been informed its in dmoz as well but not showing in public directory yet. Content is king.