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Doorway Page on Another Domain

Doorways linking "nuts-and-bolts" to "nutsandbolts.com"

     
4:52 am on Jul 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

I've just registered a hyphenated version of my domain name (eg: "nuts-and-bolts.com" as well as "nutsandbolts.com".

I had intended to have various doorway pages (only) on the new hyphenated domain linking to my main site, but I am concerned that the SE's may yell "spam!"

What do you think? Is there a better way to do it, or is it worth doing at all considering the value of keywords in the domain name seems to be decreasing?

If, as an alternative, I set up a mirror site, can anyone tell me
how much I'd need to alter it to make it appear unique to SE's.

Thanks, in advance, for any suggestions.

7:45 am on July 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I can't promise that you will never have any trouble, but I do 'doorway domains' all the time and have never had the first domain suffer from it.
12:06 pm on July 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Running one new "doorway" domain and it's working very well, very well indeed. Very important point - make sure it is NOT an exact duplicate. At to the level of changes, well, I've never run such a fine line to be booted out!

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What do you guys to in terms of link popularity?

Do you mimmic the sites so well that you have been able to acquire reciprocal or at least incoming links?

7:57 am on July 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

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SJ,
I'm careful how I link from one to the other - nothing overboard. I use KW links and find reciprocal links outside.
Content should not be too close to the main site and I keep the number of words on the page low. I make changes to the title, meta tags and body. I keep graphics the same but alter alt tags.
All very subtle ;)