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    Increase ranking with domain names?

    Hello everyone!

    I recently registered several keyword domains to promote my primary domain ranking which is already listed in the major SE's.

    • primarydomain.com
      keyword1-keyword2.com
      keyword3-keyword4.com
      keyword5-keyword6.com


    Questions:

    1. Will the SE's penalize me?
    2. How should I best setup these keyword domains:
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    a. Setup webserver so these domains will just be an alias of primary domain?
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    b. Each keyword domain be a different website, with different content and then have a meta refresh tag which would jump to the primary domain after 1 or 2 seconds?
    Any comments are greatly appreciated!

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    You can't just register your domains, point them to your site, and have it help you.

    It doesn't work like that.

    For a domain to help you you need to use it. Use it for your internal links, use it in submissions.

    Otherwise it will do nothing for you, nothing.
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    If someone searches for 'red apples', and my domain is 'red-apples.com', wouldn't my listing be number 1?

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    No.

    If that were the case it'd be too easy... SEO is much more complicated.

    Also what you're talking about is getting 4 or however many domains. That won't work.

    For search engine purposes you can only have 1 domain per site. Having more will hurt you indirectly. So pick the best one and go with it.
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    Each domain is going to have a different version of the website (keywords geared more towards the domain), but only the index.html file, each link within index.html will point to the primary domain.

    In the SE point of view, they will be considered different websites.

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    In the SE point of view they will be considered spam and will be banned.

    Also that still won't help you much. You'll be dividing your potential incoming links by a factor of 4.

    Divide and Conquer - its not good.
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    Option b using meta refresh is very dangerous. Google may drop all sites, doesn't it?


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