| 4:54 am on Sep 29, 2009 (gmt 0)|
If there are not links to the new domains they will not accomplish much of anything. If there are links but they redirect, they still probably won't accomplish much.
"Keyword rich domains" probably don't have a lot of value in and of themselves anymore. All things being equal (age, relevance, inbounds, etc.) a keyword rich domain "might" get the nod.
If you have the time and resources, developing each domain into a decent site linking to your main site would probably be the best strategy. For myself, I find improving a single site to be a better use of time and resources, but your mileage may vary.
| 4:17 am on Sep 30, 2009 (gmt 0)|
turn your domains in to micro sites targeting some related but slightly different key words that are not covered so well by your main site
then make sure there is VERY prominent linkage to your main site to make sure the conversion rate to your main site is kept high
| 10:27 pm on Sep 30, 2009 (gmt 0)|
What about the title tags on the micro sites?
Main site is Bob's Bait Shops - Nowhereville #1 bait shop
Can the micro-sites use something very similar or identical?
Will Google or Yahoo penalize for this?
| 1:15 am on Oct 8, 2009 (gmt 0)|
You should be careful with this scheme, because theoretically, if all three domains are registered in your name, Google could use Whois data to determine that you own all of three sites, and discount the links, or possibly even penalize your main site.
| 9:41 am on Oct 8, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Many people adopt the line of thinking that buying additional keyword-rich domain names will make the process of getting more traffic to their main domain easier. Reach in, pull that idea out of your head, and throw it away.
The vast majority of people who take that path end up spending more time working to get that traffic (and those sales) to their site than if they just spent the time on their own site to make it rank for the keywords included in the new domain names. I mean, if you can't get your main site to rank for "bait shop city town" or "bait shop town" it's likely your time and money would be more wisely spent picking up some SEO knowledge. Do yourself a favor: forget about those domain names you just bought and let their registration lapse when they come up for renewal next year.