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multiple domains & entry pages

large database driven frame based site needs more hits



5:26 am on Apr 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone,:)
hope someone can help me with this!!

a client has just approached me to create entry pages for a large database driven framebased site. The site contents are to do with vacation locations & the client has registered 20 separate domains to market separately.

Each entry page will have it's own identity - content rich & will cross link to each of the other domains. The entry point on these pages will click through to the mainframe database.

Does anyone see any issues with this? Are we on the right track or would this be considered spam by the engines especially if we use the similar design concept throughout all the entry pages.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

regards JJ


1:23 pm on Apr 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member agerhart is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Is it possible to establish links from the actual site to the entry pages?


12:32 am on May 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi agerhart

after a bit more research it seems the answer needs to be that i create 2 pages? the index page obviously the entry page & then say a site map on another page or some other page with content so that it has an incoming link? then we submit the index page to the search engines?

thanks for your time :)



3:31 am on May 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

am just wondering if we would get penalized if we cross link all our domains from the entry pages?

Each page has strong standalone content relating specifically to the domain which is itself a "destination" .

Any thoughts?? my forehead is getting sore ;)


2:14 pm on May 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Your best bet is to build one really terrific site. Cross-linking will get you in trouble.

Spend some time reading through the Google forum.


10:35 pm on May 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

thanks cj - some great info there ... still a little confused to the best approach for this....as the intent of creating these pages for us is to direct users to exactly what they are searching for - within the parameters of a framed / databasesite thanks for your time :)


1:03 am on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I haven't seen anyone get in trouble for HAVING multiple sites, just for (1) cross-linking them to fake popularity (2) submitting them to directories and (3) submitting them to search engines.

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