spina45 - 7:11 pm on Mar 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
I recently bought several domain names that: 1) I can't believe were actually available and, 2) perfectly describe my product categories and business.
I thought it might make sense to point (.htaccess) the domains to my homepage and inside category pages in case someone actually typed the word/phrase into the URL bar.
Take it a step further: I interlinked some internal pages using domain names to get to specific category pages. Also, people review my products and I'm thinking about having them link back to my site using an alt domain instead of page URL.
My thinking is that a link like: ProductCategory.com looks clickable AS IS and the longer MyDomainName.com./Specific-Category-Page/ would require anchor text to look more appropriate. Note: there is a discussion elsewhere on WM about the benefits of using URLs instead of anchor text.
Is what I'm doing stupid? Asking for ranking trouble? Smart, but not done correctly? Etc.
Panda was no help to me so I need to take action. Is there any advice on how to best use multiple domains that perfectly describe my business and product categories? What is the consensus on this?