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How should we do this (domain frame-forwarding)?

New domain to show one page from established site.

2:18 pm on Jan 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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So I'm working on a real estate site. They're currently well indexed by google andhave been established a number of years.

Recently they asked me to make a new page: www.example.com/stinkingrichhomes which shows only the fanciest homes on the site. No problem.

Then, unbeknownst to me, they bought a new domain, and set up a frame-forward onto www.example.com/stinkingrichhomes.

They now have a bunch of stationery ready to post out, with their new domain on it, but don't want to post it until typing that in google gives a result (as so many users are numpties and type addresses into google instead of into their address bar!)

Currently, the domain isn't indexed.

Not surprising as nothing links to it from anywhere. I can't submit a (pointless, one-page) sitemap.xml as there's no webroot for the domain since it's just a host-setup frame-forward.

I've submitted the URL to google manually, but I'm not convinced google will be interested in indexing it, what do you think?

Any advice? Thanks guys (and girls)

[edited by: makemetop at 2:53 pm (utc) on Jan. 18, 2010]
[edit reason] No domain names (even spoof ones), please. [/edit]

2:58 pm on Jan 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It may (just) show up as domain type-in on SEs if you can get a link to it from an external site - but if there is no content, what is a surfer going to see in the listings - apart from the URL. Any other site mentioning the domain, even with the most minimal content is going to have a more appealing listing.

Better to have at least something on the page meaningful (title, description and a little blurb) and, perhaps, call the other page in a frame slightly down the page. The new domain is unlikely to rank for anything apart from the domain name, but that, I suppose, is what they want.


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