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aakk9999 - 8:15 pm on Jul 17, 2013 (gmt 0)This is not a "site merge". This is shutting down Domain B and redirecting it to Domain A
|I have one site with similar but different content than another site. I want to now shut down that site and just use the domain to forward to my other site. |
The way I understand the above:
Domain A will not host the content of domain B. In fact the Domain B content will be "lost", i.e. dropped.
Domains A and B have different but similar content. This means that links to Domain B (that are relevant to Domain B content) will now point to Domain A
From the OP description, this is not page-to-page redirect so I presume any page on Domain B will point to the same page (root?) of the Domain A
It is difficult to advise without knowing what does "similar but different content" mean. Is the subject matter exactly the same, just the articles are different? Or is it about two closely related but different subjects.
Or in other words, is it the case where Domain A is about blue widgets and Domain B about red widgets, or is it where both domains talk about blue widgets, just articles are different.
I think you could have a problem with domain pointing, unless the content is very very closely related, i.e. unless the content is about the same subject. Otherwise the links from Domain B can alter how Google sees what the Domain A is about.
Also, Google is not in the favour of redirecting the whole domain to a single page (or worse, to a domain root) of the other domain as it was used in the past to manipulate ranking.
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