| 5:53 pm on Jan 19, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I work with several situations like that. In fact, I try never to have the other domains share the server or IP address with the 301 target domain.
For protection against casual mischief, I don't want to make it easy to see what other domains are owned and being redirected. If they're on the same server, then it's way too easy to get that information. If the registrar, for example, offers a 301 service, then usually my 301 domain portfolio shares an IP address with thousands of other domains.
So Google knows that this is a relatively common practice. You have no worries on this account. There is nothing spammy about it if you're not actively promoting the alternate domains online.
| 8:50 pm on Jan 19, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I usually point all the domains at the one hosting account, so in that case they're all on the same IP.
First time I have heard you mention your method Tedster.
| 2:30 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
So it would be safe enough to redirect say some misspellings to the main domain or would it be better to just put a link on them?
| 5:00 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Yes, it's safe and common. Many companies own a number of domain names to protect their brand from typo-squatters. The 301 redirect is a commonly used and safe approach for the domain names that use other spellings, misspellings, other trademarks held by the company and so on.
| 6:18 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Great, I just bought a new domain and noticed a few times I typed the same error...was thinking wise to buy the wrongly spelled and redirect. Cheers.
Not to go off topic, but what if I had an existing site with various sub domains. A couple of the subdomain topics are to be setup as individual sites. Would it be worth redirecting the old subdomains to them?
[edited by: FattyB at 6:20 pm (utc) on Jan. 20, 2008]
| 6:24 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Sure it's worth it. It helps your present traffic get to the right place and it helps the new domain rank sooner too.
| 6:30 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I recommended to someone to buy a mis-spelling a few years back. They didn't take the advice.
Now someone else has bought that domain, and filled it with adverts. The main site owner is now not at all happy that "his" traffic is going elsewhere, or else he has to "pay" to advertise on that site to get his own traffic back.
| 1:45 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)|
thank you all for your kind replies.
g1smd - what should be the mis-spelling of WebmasterWorld? I will buy it right away then put ads on. :)
| 2:12 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)|
--- I will buy it right away then put ads on. :) --
I believe thouse are already taken. My wireless keyboard ads an extra letter to the beginning of the word like if I type the word "web' it would do "wweb". And that totaly drives me nuts.