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handling multiple spellings of same word?



4:41 pm on Oct 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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One of my keywords is spelled in to ways. With either "ay" or "ei" in the word.

Im already ranking very well for "ay", how can i target "ei" without damaging my "ay" rank?

What is the best practice?

I would assume the best practice would be to leave my content as it is and do link building with the new keyword, but I do think that the page content + link anchor text goes hand in hand...

This is for existing old pages and not new pages.

thanks in advance.


6:28 pm on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Putting misspellings (or even alternative spellings) on a page can look unprofessional ...

Considering how few pages will 'compete' for a misspelling, this may be enough and you may not need to build links for it. Google *does* recognize misspellings in most cases and offers the correct one to searchers.

[edited by: mona at 6:52 pm (utc) on Nov. 13, 2007]
[edit reason] no urls - thx! [/edit]


7:56 pm on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

thanks for your input, although this is not a misspelling, more a variation like color and colour

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