Hi,

My client has two domain names:

name-place.de
business_type-name-place.de

e.g.
smith-berlin.de
hairdresser-smith-berlin.de

Both domains point to exactly the same site.
To avoid the "duplicate content" problem (i.e. two copies of the same site under different urls), I want to permanently redirect one domain to the other.

Problem is, which one?
Should I redirect "smith-berlin.de" to "hairdresser-smith-berlin.de" or the other way round?
Which SEO implications does this decision have?

My current idea is to use "hairdresser-smith-berlin.de" as the main domain, as this would catch more generic traffic, i.e. if someone searches for "hairdesser berlin" (although after reading this thread, I'm not so sure).

Would be grateful for any advice.