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So we have amassed quite a few domain names all named similarly to our company name. I do have plans to use them down the line, since if the content is different enough they can count for the sake of SEO. In the mean time he wants to get them all to point to the main site. But is there any point doing this?
If I have them all pointing to my main domain then there is minimal/no seo benefit (?) yet I am making it obvious to google that these are my websites which could affect me when I try to change them into pretend 3rd party sites later on.
If you have intentions of using them for something else down the road, then I would put a basic page out there now for each of those to at least get the domain "aging" so to speak. Just a page or two of relevant content for what the new domains will be used for perhaps with a message of what is coming soon.
then I would put a basic page out there now for each of those to at least get the domain "aging" so to speak.
Absolutely, a single splash page with basic but good relevant details.
In this situation I always use a standard navigation with all links to the main core site and whatever you do ensure that your titlebar, description and keyword tags are completed as per how the domain will be used.
Do not just put in the titlebar "The future home of example.com".