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|Aug 13, 2005 7:23 pm||I need Help! Can I ad extensions to my web suchas www.mycomp.com/MARY||#|
Hi everyone, i have a very long url to my company site. I have my own site which is www.jaysplan.com. I want to add my brokers as an extension and direct it right to their site. For instance: www.jaysplan.com/tom and have it go directly to www.deliveringonthepromise.com/40242905. I buily my site with frontpage (it was my first experiment) ANY ADVICE?
Private Reply to Jay Bartels
|Aug 13, 2005 8:00 pm||re: I need Help! Can I ad extensions to my web suchas www.mycomp.com/MARY||#|
| You want to ask your host provider about unlimited sub-domains, then use domain forwarding to the main site. The problem with this is that sub-domains might penalize you in the future with Search Engines if you try to market them directly. The jury is out on this.|
Further, some hosts either disallow subdomains, charge as an extra site, or limit the number of them you can have.
Again, don't market a redirecting page. That will get you penalized in the Search Engines.
A sub-domain takes the form, http://tom.jaysplan.com.
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Private Reply to Sean Rice
|Aug 14, 2005 3:51 pm||re: I need Help! Can I ad extensions to my web suchas www.mycomp.com/MARY||#|
It is certainly possible to set up a page at
that would immediately redirect the visitor to another page, but you are
loading two pages instead of sending them directly to the page. Here is a
link to a
that describes how to do this. (I haven't tried this myself)
If you want to send them directly to the
page, I believe Bravenet has a free script at
http://www.bravenet.com/webtools/redirect/index.php that might help.
Unfortunately, if the site you are
sending them to isn't yours, ie. if you are marketing an affiliate program or
mlm, you won't have any record of the people to follow-up with. In this
case, I would recommend that you set up a lead capture page that uses an
autoresponder to send them to the other page once they provide you with contact
information. This way, they are added to your list for future follow-up.
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Private Reply to Garland Coulson
|Aug 14, 2005 4:07 pm||re: re: I need Help! Can I ad extensions to my web suchas www.mycomp.com/MARY||#|
R. Nelson Fernandes
sean is pretty much on the dot. my advice would be to set up the index.html page in the sub directory and put some relevant content on it. And provide an huge unmissable link on it to direct the interested users to the final destination site. Should keep you in the running for a Search Engine listing both ways.
Private Reply to R. Nelson Fernandes
|Aug 14, 2005 8:07 pm||re: re: re: I need Help! Can I ad extensions to my web suchas www.mycomp.com/MARY||#|
|You could, if you want to buy additional domain names, use the mask and forward feature at the registrar. Then the sub-page in your website that you are thinking of as http://www.mysite.com/mary/index.htm will BE, really be, http://www.marys-secret.com and browsing folks and search engines will just see that. This is not an option for a marketing page that is going up only for a week (probably) as it is a workaround for permanent affiliate links and so on. |
I use this feature when I am working out a new site and do not want a new hosting fee for it, while I am working. When the site is done and has its own hosted space, I repoint the DNS to that hosting space.
PS, all sub-pages that are not specifically excluded by use of robots.txt commands are indexed by search engines. Use one keyword and link all of the text in the page to refer to that keyword at a density between 5% and 8%. If you are marketing the page using adwords, use the keyword from the bottom of the inventory.overture list that most looks like it applies to the thing being marketed. -WH
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