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Is it safe to redirect one site to another?

Have 1 site with over 1000 pages indexed...

     

cxlasl

8:41 pm on Jan 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Hello, will I be penalized by the search engines if I redirect one site to another in the same genre? I have a site I have worked very hard on for a year, but the domain is too long and I already have another shorter and better domain in the same industry.

Can I simply manage the new (site) domain, and redirect the old to the new as well? Will this hurt my rankings for either?

Lastly, how can I get traffic from the previously indexed pages all redirected to the new site?

Sorry so long, and thank you in advance for any assistance!

Happy New Year!

Corey Bryant

8:45 pm on Jan 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



You can do a 301 permanent re-direct.
IIS: [webmasterworld.com...]

htaccess: [webmasterworld.com...]

-Corey

cxlasl

10:35 pm on Jan 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Thanks Corey! I will read up...

So in your opinion I can get all indexed pages redirected as well, and the search engines won't consider these doorway pages or something else negative?

Thanks again

Corey Bryant

11:24 pm on Jan 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



They should not be considered doorway pages because you are using a 301 re-direct. I just did this over the holiday weekend and I see that Google has my new domain name already indexed. The old domain name is still there but it points to the new one

-Corey

RedWolf

8:08 am on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



You might want to read this thread in the Google News section first to make sure you are prepared for the negatives of changing domain names.

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Cheers

 

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