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I always link these sites from the main site, because I know certain SEs, such as Google, won't index orphaned pages.
These site have all been indexed. Now, here is my question.
The site I am now working on redirects to a mirror site. Or shall I say, the site that I will be adding the outgoing links to, redirects to a mirror site and I've never dealt with this before.
Will a spider be able to follow the link to the doorway site still?
(I don't know how well I've explained myself, so please let me know if I need to clarify.)
Anyone else got any other info?
JS redirects are better. Just to be on the safe side, can you also ask the "java-happy" persons not to put them "on page"? Calling some JS from elsewere is more cautious.
Also, make sure there is not too much on page "java-happy" stuff before the spiders get the real goodies. :-)
A server redirect will be followed by some spiders.
i have bad experiens of that our union got that on the index and the site was not listed in many se i took that away and did a link from index to the rest of the pages and with very good results so i would never use the meta refresh
IMHO the best doorway pages, are pages that does not need redirect, but work as an extra door to your site, with real content, made for human eyes also. Make prominent links to your main indes.htm and make it clear for the user that this is a sidedoor (with good content). Many sidedoors with good content and interlinked will make a great trapway to draw users in and keep them in
The reason why spiders are specifically programmed to run away from meta refresh is that some "industry" abused from it's usage. The delay usually used in such "industry" are far longer than 30 seconds.
External JS is good, server pointing is better, simple and obvious graphics, that user choose to click on even better.
Meta refresh is a no go.
I think doorway page is a bad term, try thinking of them as extended content pages and include them with your site. They rank so much better and the whole process is so much easier. Besides you'll sleep better not having to worry about if your refresh is 3 seconds off, does google now read java..ahh sheep 1 sheep 2 sheep 3...
The doorway site does not redirect.
What they did here was make a mirror site of the main site for promotional purposes.
At first there were just two main sites that were exactly the same. Last week, the company completely changed their site.
Noone here has time to update our mirror site to look like the new one. So, they put a redirect on it to go to their site.
I can only add links to our site (that is now redirecting) for this new doorway site.
I hope that clarifies things a bit. Sorry to be confusing.