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    TehCamel
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    As part of a campaign, I want to use a specific domain that I have registered pointing to a certain page or post within whirlpool, so I can track it exclusively.

    I want to try to do this without being penalised for whatever minimal SEO I have.

    How would I go about doing this ? (Yes, I’m an IT guy and I don’t know how to do webpages or SEO…)

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    John C.
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    Hi Andy,

    I’m not really clear about what you’re trying to achieve. Do you want to advertise your domain, but have visitors automatically redirected to whirlpool – as in the forum?

    Cheers,
    John

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    I don’t know about penalties, but normally if you purchase a domain you can purchase domain redirection (about $15 per year) and you can redirect the domain to whatever page you wish. And change it whenever you want.
    Is that what you mean?

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    JohnW
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    Hi Andy,
    Like John C I’m also unclear about your intentions.

    If all you are doing is a hosting server redirection of a domain name to a whirlpool URL then the search engines are not involved.

    SEs are only involved when there is a web page file on the domain that they can index. A redirect on the domain server means there is no file for them to index so they can’t even recognise the domain name. Ergo, you can’t get a SE penalty if your domain does not exist to them.

    Is this what you are trying to achieve?

    Perhaps you are thinking of a temporary redirect where there is a web page on the domain but one which auto-redirects to another page.

    Avoid this. SEs will delete these auto-redirect files from their indexes. Google and Bing handle them differently. Google will delete your temporary redirect file from its index. Bing won’t process the redirect link.

    Does this answer your question?

    Regs,
    JohnW

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    Stuart B
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    What exactly are you trying to achieve by doing this?

    How will you track it if it’s just a domain linking to a page on a site you don’t control?

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    TehCamel
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    so I’ve got http://www.adept-it.com and http://www.adeptsbit.com.au
    At the moment, they both just point to the same site, same content, etc.
    no specific way of tracking which domain a visitor has used (or as far as I’m aware)

    I want to have http://www.adept-it.com instead of going to /index.html to go to /pages/free-beer.html (or whatever)

    this way, with analytics, I can (hopefully) extrapolate that if a visitor is landing directly on that page, they’ve come via http://www.adept-it.com instead of http://www.adeptsbit.com.au

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    Stuart B
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    Ok so it sounds like you’re just trying to see how people are arriving at your website? Like are people clicking through via facebook, or via your time spent posting on whirlpool is that right?

    If I’m understanding right then you probably don’t need to get your domain names involved in it at all.

    In fact there are several easy ways to figure this out without changing much of anything…

    You could use bitly and include one particular link in your whirlpool posts and track how many clicks it gets.

    You could create a special landing page designed for people coming from certain sources and only publish it there.

    Just a couple of examples…

    In any case you should be able to use analytics to work out if people clicking through to the FREE BEER page are coming from whirlpool, search, or any other place pretty easily and it doesn’t require you to use domains.

    If that’s what you’re trying to achieve then I would just leave your domains alone because it’s not needed.

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    TehCamel
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    thanks !! I’ll investigate.. :)

    (ps, I don’t post on whirlpool! :)

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